Sagstrom on National Player of the Year Watch List
BATON ROUGE – LSU senior golfer Madelene Sagstrom, the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year and ranked No. 2 in the national performance charts, is on the watch list for the PING/Women’s Golf Coaches Association Player of the Year award.
Sagstrom has had an outstanding final college campaign and will lead the nationally-ranked LSU women’s golf team into the NCAA Championships beginning Friday at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Florida.
Sagstrom is ranked third in the world amateur women’s golf rankings.
The PING/WGCA Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to the best player in Division I women’s golf. The top 60 players from the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings are considered. Each player must complete a minimum of 15 rounds during the competitive year including NCAA Regional Championships.
Sagstrom has a 70.90 stroke average for 30 rounds this season as she tries to become the first player in the 36-year history of LSU’s women’s golf to average under 72 in a season. She won two titles – the AllState Sugar Bowl and the NCAA Raleigh Regional title. She finished third in the SEC Championships and played the six post-season rounds in 13-under par.
The native of Sweden, who is also up for the ANNIKA award, has earned first-team All-SEC honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. She is one of only four LSU women’s golfers to earn three first-team All-SEC selections.
The other candidates on the watch list are: Celine Boutier, Jr., Duke; Justin Dreher, Sr., South Carolina; Dana Finklestein, Sr., UNLV; Bronte Law, So., UCLA; Gaby Lopez, Jr., Arkansas; and, Leona Maguire, Fr., Duke.
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