Lady Tigers Golfers in 14th After Day 1

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Lady Tigers Golfers in 14th After Day 1

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The LSU women’s golf team struggled home over the back nine Friday to finish in 14th place after the first day of the Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championships at the Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club. 

The women stand at 39-over par 327 on a day of high scores with only one player in the field shooting even par and the team leader in a bit of a surprise is the Swedish Junior National team at 12-over par 300, three shots ahead of Auburn and four shots ahead of Michigan State and defending champion Purdue. 

North Carolina’s Ashley Prange is the individual leader at even par 72 with two Swedes (Mikaela Backstedt and Josefine Skold along with Amanda Dick of Florida tied for second at 1-over 73.

LSU’s best score came from junior Devon Day with a five-over 77. Day played consistent golf and reached the 15th hole just two over par, before double bogeying 15 and posting a bogey on 17 for her final total. She is in a group in 22nd place in the competition.

LSU’s other counting scores were and 80 from Brooke Shelton, an 82 from Isabel Dornellas and an 88 from Erin Sarver.

The 54-hole tournament continues Saturday and runs through Sunday. 

Mercedes-Benz Women’s Collegiate Championship
Knoxville, Tenn. 

Team Results (Par 288)
1. Swedish Jr. Nationals 300 +12; 2. Auburn 303 +15; 3. Michigan State, Purdue 304 +16; 5. UNLV 306 +18; 6. Northwestern 308 +20; 7. Florida 313 +25; 8. Kentucky, North Carolina 314 +26; 10. Furman 317 +29; 11. Tennessee 319 +31; 12. Penn State 323 +35; 13. Alabama 326 +38; 14. LSU 327 +39; 15. Michigan 329 +41.

Top 5 Individuals (Par 72)
1. Ashley Prange, North Carolina, 72 E; 2. Mikaela Backstedt, Swedish Jr. Nationals; Amanda Dick, Florida; Josefine Skold, Swedish Jr. Nationals, 73 +1; 5. 6 golfers tied at 74 +2. 

LSU Scores
T22. Devon Day 77 +5
T39. Brooke Shelton 80 +8
T51. Isabel Dornellas 82 +10
75. Erin Sarver 88 +16
77. Rachel Overstreet 95 +23