AUBURN, Ala. – LSU’s Lady Tigers finished the fall golf season with a 13th place finish in “The Derby” Invitational hosted by Auburn at the University Club.

LSU finished with a 319 on Sunday and a 54-hole total of 88-over par 952 (311-322-319). Tennessee separated itself from the field on the final day by shooting a three-under par score of 285 for a three-day total of seven-over 871. That was seven shots better than Texas at 14-over 878 and Arizona was third at 18-over 882.

Brooke Shelton finished with a 5-over 77 on Sunday, posting a 54-hole total of 12-over 228, good enough for a tie for 34th place (75-76-77). Also counting on Sunday for the Lady Tigers were Isabel Dornellas with a 79, Devon Day 81 and Rebecca Struthers 82.

Violeta Retamoza of Tennessee won the individual tournament title in a playoff over Celeste Troche of Auburn. The pair both shot five under 67 on the afternoon and finished regulation at five-under par 211.

LSU’s first tournament of the spring will be at the end of February when the Lady Tigers go to Palmas, Puerto Rico for the Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue. The highlight of the spring locally will be the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic at the University Club here in Baton Rouge, April 4-6. 

The Derby Invitational
Auburn, Ala. 

Final Team Results (Par 288-864)
1. Tennessee 289-297-285 – 871 +7; 2. Texas 294-294-290 – 878 +14; 3. Arizona 296-293-293 – 882 +18; 4. Duke 294-299-290 – 883 +19; 4. Auburn 291-297-295 – 883 +19; 6. Florida 303-293-293 – 889 +25; 7. Southern California 296-304-297 – 897 +33; 8. South Carolina 296-304-297 – 897 +33; 9. Oklahoma State 300-301-301 – 902 +38; 10. Vanderbilt 308-294-304 – 906 +42; 11. Georgia 298-310-305 – 913 +49; 12. TCU 310-316-296 – 922 +58; 13. LSU 311-322-319 – 952 +88. 

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-216)
1. Violete Retamoza, Tennessee 74-70-67 – 211 -5 (wins playoff); 2. Celeste Troche, Auburn, 73-71-67 – 211 -5; 3. Erica Blasberg, Arizona, 72-70-72 – 214 -2; 4. Virada Nirapathpongporn, Duke, 75-71-69 – 215 -1; 5. Whitney Code, Florida, 73-71-72 – 216 E: 5. Perry Swenson, Texas, 72-73-71 -216 E 

LSU Results
T34. Brooke Shelton 75-76-77 – 228 +12
T53. Isabel Dornellas 71-83-79 – 233 +17
67. Devon Day 81-78-81 – 240 +24
T73. Rebecca Struthers 84-88-82 – 254 +38
75. Erin Sarver 87-85-86 – 258 +42