Women's Golf Finishes Second in Puerto Rico

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Women's Golf Finishes Second in Puerto Rico

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – The nationally-ranked LSU women’s golf team posted a strong opening spring tournament score Tuesday in concluding a second place effort in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

The Lady Tigers had rounds of 296, a round best of 292 and 295 on Tuesday in the final round to finish at 19-over par, moving up to second place for the 54-hole event. It was LSU’s first appearance in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic since 2012.

Arkansas was the winner of the event at 12-over 876 (290-295-291) with LSU moving past Iowa State into second. Iowa State posted 297 on the final day to finish at 20-over par 884, two shots ahead of Northwestern at 22-over 886.

The LSU tandem of Mandeville junior Elise Bradley and Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom tied for third at 1-under 215 along with Gaby Lopez of Arkansas. Bradley and Sagstrom were consistent throughout the event with Bradley posting rounds of 71-72-72 for her 215, while Sagstrom had rounds of 71-73-71.

Chonlada Chayanun of Iowa State won the tournament with 7-under 209 (66-69-74) while Hannah Kim of Northwestern was second at 2-under 214.

For Bradley it is her third career top 10 finish and for Sagstrom her 13th top 10 and 10th top 5 finish.

On the final day, LSU also counted a 3-over 75 from Carly Goldstein and a 77 from Nadine Dreher. Caroline Nistrup finished with a 78 and completed 54 holes at 6-over 222, tying for 20th.

Bradley played the par 3 holes in 2-under par, third best of the field and -1 on the par 4s, second best in the field. Sagstrom played the par 5 holes in -2, tying for sixth in the field. Bradley’s 11 birdies were tied for third most in the tournament, while Sagstrom led the field with 41 pars in the 54 holes.

It will be a quick turnaround for the LSU team as they return home to get ready for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate which begins on Sunday at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. That tournament will run through Tuesday.

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Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Rio Grande, Puerto, Rico

Final Team Results (Par 288-864)
1. Arkansas 290-295-291 – 876 +12; 2. LSU 296-292-295 – 883 +19; 3. Iowa State 293-294-297 – 884 +20; 4. Northwestern 296-299-291 – 866 +22; 5. Purdue 300-300-290 – 890 +26; 6. Kent State 291-300-301 – 892 +28; 7. TCU 293-302-298 – -893 +29; 8. Indiana 301-304-296 – 901 +37; 8. NC State 297-310-294 – 901 +37; 10. Auburn 302-301-300 – 903 +39; 11. GRU Augusta 310-303-296 – 909 +45; 13. Iowa 317-307-309 – 933 +69; 14. Clemson 319-310-307 – 936 +72; 15. Michigan 312-320-314 – 946 +82.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-216)
1. Chonlada Chayanun, Iowa State, 66-69-74 – 209 -7; 2. Hannah Kim, Northwestern, 72-74-68 – 214 -2; 3. Gaby Lopez, Arkansas 69-75-71 – 215 -1; 3. Elise Bradley, LSU 71-72-72 – 215 -1; 3. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 71-73-71 – 215 -1.

LSU Scores
T3. Madelene Sagstrom 71-72-71 – 215 -1
T3. Elise Bradley 71-72-27 – 215 -1
T20. Caroline Nistrup 75-69-78 – 222 +6
T49. Carly Goldstein 79-78-75 – 232 +16
T65. Nadine Dreher 83-78-77 – 238 +22