Four Former Women's Golfers Make Weekend Cuts

by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent)
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Four Former Women's Golfers Make Weekend Cuts

BATON ROUGE – Four former LSU women’s golfers across two tours made cuts and cashed as events came to a conclusion on Sunday.

Austin Ernst, the 2011 NCAA Champion, took home a T11 finish in the LPGA event in the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Ernst shot 9-under par in the 72-hole event (70-68-66-61) to earn $26,753. That pushed the LPGA winner to over 800,000 in career earnings in this her third season on the top tour in women’s golf.

Also in the same tournament, former LSU All-America Katy Harris made her 2015 debut on the LPGA circuit and made the cut, finishing in 69th with a 72-hole score of 7-over 291. Harris, along with Ernst, are also expected to play this coming week’s tour stop as well.

On the Symetra Tour, tour regular Lindsay Gahm and member of the 2011-12 NCAA third place teams at LSU, Tessa Teachman, took place in the Danielle Downey Classic in Rochester. The tournament was a memorial event to honor the Rochester native who was killed in a 2014 car wreck. She was a three-time A-A at Auburn and was the Director of Golf Operations at the school at the time of her death.

Teachman finished T52 in the four-round event at 3-over 291 and Gahm was T58 at 292.

In all on the weekend, a total of eight former LSU golfers, men and women combined, made the cut in the top group of the pro tours, four men and four women.