Lady Tigers Golf Moves to Fifth in Cougar Classic

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Lady Tigers Golf Moves to Fifth in Cougar Classic

HANAHAN, S.C. — The 13th-ranked LSU Lady Tiger golf team shot the third-lowest round of the day to move from eighth to fifth place Monday after two rounds of the College of Charleston Cougar Classic at the Yeomans Hall Golf Course.

LSU freshman Jacqueline Hedwall scored her second consecutive 1-under round of 71 on Monday and stands in a group tied for sixth after 36 holes.

LSU followed up a 9-over 297 on Sunday with a 2-over 290 to stand at 11-over par 587 after two rounds of the 54-hole event. LSU is one shot behind South Carolina at 10-over 586. Georgia shot an impressive 9-under par round of 279 on Monday to stand at that 9-under figure with a 13-shot lead over Virginia at 4-over 580. Alabama is third at 581.

For the second straight day, the final nine holes of the Yeomans Hall course were good to LSU in what was a solid round all the way around. After shooting 5-over-par for the first nine holes, LSU’s four counting scores came right back and posted a 3-under score coming home to get back to 2-over.

Hedwall is five shots out of the championship individual lead, held by Mallory Hetzel of Georgia who followed Sunday’s 68 with a 3-under 69 and stands at 7-under 137. Hetzel is three shots clear of four golfers at 4-under 140 that are tied for second.

Sophomore Megan McChrystal also put herself in position for a top 20 finish with a second round 71 to stand at 1-over 145 after two rounds (74-71). She is tied for 19th after 36 holes. Also counting on the second day for LSU were sophomores Lindy LaBauve (73) and Amalie Valle (75).

LaBauve after two rounds is playing the par threes in two-under par, tied for the tournament best. Hedwall has had nine birdies, tied for fourth best, while McChrystal leads the entire 22-team field with 29 pars.

“I’m very pleased with the way the girls continued to play hard (Monday),” said LSU Coach Karen Bahnsen. “This was a very good round. I like how in the first two days we’ve been able to really step it up on the back nine. It’s a good start and we hope to be able to bring home a nice finish to this first event. “

The final round is a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. as all 22-teams will be playing the final round together. Live results can be found at LSUsports.net through Golfstat.com.

Cougar Classic

Second Round Team Results (Par 288-576)
1. Georgia 288-279 ? 567 -9; 2. Virginia 288-292 ? 580 +4; 3. Alabama 293-288 ? 581 +5; 4. South Carolina 290-296 ? 586 +10; 5. LSU 297-290 ? 587 +11; 6. North Carolina 292-296 ? 588 +12; 7. Notre Dame 297-292 ? 589 +13; 8. Florida State 292-299 ? 591 +15; 9. North Carolina State 291-302 ? 593 +17; 9. Furman 301-292 ? 593 +17; 11. Charleston 300-301 ? 601 +25; 12. Tulane 303-300 ? 603 +27; 12. Tennessee 308-295 ? 603 +27; 14. Miss. State 305-300 ? 605 +29; 15. Wisconsin 301-307 ? 608 +32; 16. South Florida 304-306 ? 610 +34; 17. Maryland 303-308 ? 611 +35; 18. Mississippi 307-307 ? 614 +38; 19. Miami 308-308 ? 616 +40.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-144)
1. Mallory Hetzel, Georgia, 68-69 ? 137 -7; 2. Katie Burnett, South Carolina, 70-70 ? 140 -4; 2. Whitney Neuhauser, Virginia, 68-72 ? 140 -4; 2. Marta Silva, Georgia, 70-70 ? 140 -4; 2. Caroline Westrup, Florida State, 69-71 ? 140 -4.

LSU Scores
T6. Jacqueline Hedwall 71-71 ? 142 -2
T19. Megan McChrystal 74-71 ? 145 +1
T32. Lindy LaBauve 76-73 ? 149 +5
T48. Amalie Valle 76-75 ? 151 +7
T50. Nicole Crochet 76-76 ? 152 +8