Three Lady Tigers in European Amateur Team Event

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
Three Lady Tigers in European Amateur Team Event

HELSINGOR, Denmark – The LSU women’s golf team will again be well represented when the Ladies European Amateur Team Championship begins play at the Helsingor Golf Club on Tuesday.

Two current members of the LSU women’s team and one senior who finished her eligibility in May will be taking part in the event representing their home countries on the six-player teams.

Caroline Nistrup, who earned first-team All-SEC and All-American honors and finished tied for 12th in this year’s NCAA Championships will have home country advantage as her Denmark team is hosting this year’s event. Nistrup averaged 72.41 for 34 rounds this season and at this moment after two full years on the team, 63 rounds, is the career average leader at 72.94 strokes per round and won her first college tournament this past season at the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Senior Nadine Dreher will play again for her native Austria as part of the 21-team field. Dreher averaged 79.19 strokes per round, playing in nine events, including the NCAA championship.

Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom completed her eligibility this past May with a season that included two victories and being named SEC Player of the Year and first-team All-American. Sagstrom was the first LSU women’s golfer to average under 72 strokes per round with seven top five finishes on the year. Sagstrom’s performance in Europe last summer helped propel her to a strong senior campaign and she hopes this summer will set her up for professional qualifying as she graduates from LSU in December.

The tournament will feature stroke play the first two days on Tuesday and Wednesday before three days of match play to determine the champion.