Women's Golf Named National Team of the Week

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Women's Golf Named National Team of the Week

BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s golf team has been named the national women’s golf team of the week Monday by Golfweek magazine.

The Lady Tigers are coming off a record-setting win Sunday in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course in Franklin, Tenn.

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the NCAA Fall Preview, LSU shot consistent rounds of 278-282-283 for a 21-under 843 total and a two-shot victory over defending NCAA champion Purdue. Another pair of top-5 teams, USC and UCLA tied for third at 13 under. Three Tigers finished in the top 15, led by senior Megan McChrystal in a tie for fourth at 7-under 209. Jacqueline Hedwall and Mary Michael Maggio tied for 14th.

LSU has now posted six consecutive rounds under par and posted the first two tournament team 54-hole totals under par (-14 and -21) in program history. The win was the 33rd in program history and the 32nd under head coach Karen Bahnsen.

The Lady Tigers will again play Oct. 8-10 at the Lady Tar Heel in Chapel Hill, N.C.