Women's Golf Tied for Third After First Round
LAS CRUCES, N. M. — The 26th-ranked LSU women’s golf team found the going to their liking Monday in the Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate shooting a 12-over par score of 300 to stand in a tie for third place after the first round of the 54-hole event at the New Mexico State University Golf Course (par 72).
The 300 score was the best shot by the LSU women’s team away from the University Club since the Sun Trust Gator Invitational to open the spring portion of the 2002 season.
Florida State and Oklahoma are tied for the team lead at five-over 293, ahead of LSU and Texas Tech at 300. It’s one shot back to Baylor in fifth with San Jose State in sixth at 303 and host New Mexico State in seventh at 305.
LSU sophomore Vicky Meyer led the way for the Lady Tigers with a strong round of one-over 73, putting her in a group tied for seventh place, three shots out of the lead of Alison Curdt of Florida State whose 70 was one of two sub-par rounds on the day.
Freshman Alexis Rather continued her good play as she joined junior Brooke Shelton in a group tied in 13th place at three-over 75s. Senior Devon Day rounded out the counting scores on the first day of the three-day event with a five-over 77.
“That was a very pleasing start for us,” said LSU coach Karen Bahnsen. “Now we’ve got a long way to go, but this was something new for the team to play out West in a little different conditions and they handled it well. Again, it’s all about hitting goals and about making our target scores and letting things take care of themselves.”
Texas Tech had the low fifth score and will be paired in the final group Tuesday with Florida State and Oklahoma, while LSU will be paired with Baylor and San Jose State in the second round.
Price’s Give Em Five Intercollegiate
Team Results (par 288)
1. Florida State 293 +5; 1. Oklahoma 293 +5; 3. Texas Tech 300 +12; 3. LSU 300 +12; 5. Baylor 301 +13; 6. San Jose State 303 +15; 7. New Mexico State 305 +17; 8. Hawaii 307 +19; 9. Arizona State 310 +22; 10. Kansas State 311 +23; 11. Western New Mexico 313 +25; 12. Arkansas-Little Rock 315 +27; 13. Texas El Paso 320 +32; 14. North Texas 324 +36; 15. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 326 +38; 16. Northern Arizona 329 +41.
Individual Top 5 (par 72)
1. Alison Curdt, Florida State, 36-34 – 70 -2; 2. Sara Odelius, Hawaii, 35-36 – 71 -1; 3. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma, 35-37 – 72 E; 3. Megan Hull, Texas Tech, 36-36 – 72 E; 3. Michaelyn Morgan, Baylor, 36-36 – 72 E: Hope Edge, Oklahoma, 34-38 – 72 E.