Women's Golf Tied for Fifth on Day 1 in Puerto Rico

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Women's Golf Tied for Fifth on Day 1 in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Senior Madelene Sagstrom and junior Elise Bradley posted 1-under par rounds of 71 for the LSU women’s golf team as the Lady Tigers opened their 2015 season Sunday in the first round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

Sagstrom and Bradley are both in a group tied for fifth place, five shots off the lead of Iowa State’s Chonlada Chayanun at 6-under 66.

The two helped the Lady Tigers to a good opening round of 8-over par 296 which is tied for fifth with Northwestern. Arkansas is the leader at 2-over 290, followed by Kent State at 291 and TCU and Iowa State right in front of LSU in a tie for third at 293 (+5).

LSU also got a three-over 75 from Caroline Nistrup as part of the counting scores and a 7-over 79 from Carly Goldstein. Sydney Cavin, playing as an individual competitor posted 81 and Nadine Dreher 83.

Sagstrom had four birdies on her shotgun round which began on the fifth hole, finishing with a birdie on the par 5 fourth hole. Bradley had four birdies on her card as well in shooting her 71. Nistrup had 15 pars in her round of 75.

The tournament continues on Monday with another shotgun start round at 8 a.m. Puerto Rico time (6 a.m. CT) with live scoring at LSUsports.net through Birdiefire.com. Follow LSU women’s golf at www.Facebook.com/LSUwomensgolf, on Twitter and Instagram @LSUwomensgolf.

Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
First Round Team Results (Par 288)
1. Arkansas 290 +2; 2. Kent State 291 +3; 3. TCU 293 +5; 3. Iowa State 293 +5; 5. Northwestern 296 +8; 5. LSU 296 +8; 7. North Carolina State 297+9; 8. Purdue 300 +12; 9. Indiana 301 +13; 10. Auburn 302 +14; 11. Georgia 306 +18; 12. GRU Augusta 310 +22; 13. Michigan 312 +24; 14. Iowa 317 +29; 15. Clemson 319 +31.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72)
1. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State, 66 -6; 2. Gaby Lopez, Arkansas, 69 -3; 3. Kelly McGovern, TCU, 70 -2; 3. Wad Phaewchimplee, Kent State, 70 -2; 5. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 71 -1; 5. Rachael Taylor, North Carolina State, 71 -1; 5. Elise Bradley, LSU, 71 -1.

LSU Scores
T5. Madelene Sagstrom 71 -1
T5. Elise Bradley 71 -1
T28. Caroline Nistrup 75 +3
T55. Carly Goldstein 79 +7
T67. Sydney Cavin 81 +9
T76. Nadine Dreher 83 +11