Women's Golf Finishes Third in New Mexico

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Women's Golf Finishes Third in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The 26th-ranked LSU Lady Tigers posted their best round of the tournament Wednesday in the final round of the Price’s Give-Em Five Intercollegiate to finish third for the second straight tournament for the fall season.

The event, held at the New Mexico State University Golf Course, marks the halfway point of the fall golf season for the Lady Tigers.

LSU shot an 11-over 299 to finish 54-holes at 37-over 901, but it was Oklahoma and Baylor who made the big final round runs with Oklahoma shooting 290 to hold on to first place with a 24-over par score of 888. Baylor posted a two-under round of 286 to come from nowhere to finish second at 26-over 890. The Lady Tigers finished one shot ahead of Texas Tech and two shots ahead of fifth place Florida State.

“We are so very close, so close,” said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. “The hard work of this team is already showing dividends. There is still room for improvement and we are excited about going home and working on those things to try to give us a chance to move up further.”

Vicky Meyer put herself back in the top 10 with a six-place finish at seven-over 223 on rounds of 73-78-72 while Brooke Shelton after a 76 on Wednesday finished one shot back in 11th place at eight-over 224 (75-73-76). South African freshman Melissa Eaton rebounded strongly from an opening round of 82 to finish with rounds of 73 and 72 to finish in 22nd place at 11-over 227. Alexis Rather posted LSU’s other counting score on the day of 79 and finished 54 holes at 16-over 232.

LSU goes back to action in two weeks at the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate in Knoxville.

Price’s Give-Em Five Intercollegiate
Final Team Results (Par 288-864)
1. Oklahoma 293-305-290 — 888 +24; 2. Baylor 301-303-286 — 890 +26; 3. LSU 300-302-299 — 901 +37; 4. Texas Tech 300-304-298 — 902 +38; 5. Florida State 293-312-298 — 903 +39; 6. Kansas State 311-302-293 — 906 +42; 7. San Jose State 303-312-304 — 919 +55; 8. New Mexico State 305-314-306 — 925 +61; 9. Arizona State 310-314-306 — 925 +61; 10. UTEP 320-307-309 — 936 +72; Hawaii 307-315-317 — 939 +75; 12. UALR 315-318-311 — 944 +80; 13. Western New Mexico 313-322-311 — 946 +82; 14. Texas A&M CC 326-311-315 — 952 +88; 15. Northern Arizona 329-315-311 –955 +91; 16. North Texas 324-328-316 — 968 +104.

Individual Top Five (Par 72-216)
1. Christine Boucher, Kansas State 75-71-67 — 213 -3; 2. Lisa Meldrum, Oklahoma, 72-78-69 — 219 +3; 2. Kim Kolb, Texas Tech, 74-72-73 — 219 +3; 2. Michaelyn Morgan, Baylor, 72-76-71 — 219 +3; 5. Hope Edge, Oklahoma, 72-76-73 — 221 +5.

LSU Scores
T6. Vicky Meyer 73-78-72 — 223 +7
T11. Brooke Shelton 75-73-76 — 224 +8
T22. Melissa Eaton 82-73-72 — 227 +11
T37. Alexis Rather 75-78-79 — 232 +16
T51. Devon Day 77-81-81 — 239 +23