No. 12 Women’s Golf Finishes Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Top-10

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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No. 12 Women’s Golf Finishes Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Top-10

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The No. 12 LSU women’s golf team finished the prestigious Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in 10th place. The Tigers shot an 897 over the 54-hole tournament that featured 17 teams all ranked in the Top-40 in the nation.

LSU had a made a good showing on the front nine for the third day in a row at even, but struggled on the challenging back nine. The Tigers shot 16-over 300 for the round.

“Certainly we would have liked to have had a better finish than we did,” said LSU head coach Garrett Runion. “Finishing where we did in this strong field isn’t anything to hang you head about. We have been playing a lot of golf lately and other than two holes today we played pretty solid.”

Freshman Latanna Stone shot even over the final round to be LSU’s top finisher for the second time this season. Stone was 8-over 221 for the tournament and earned a tie for 20th place on the player leaderboard.

Rookie Ingrid Lindblad, the No. 1 player in the nation, shot 4-over on the final round to finish with a 9-over 222 for the tournament and a tie for 23rd place.

Sophomores Presley Baggett and Alden Wallace shot 6-over 77 for the third round team scoring, while junior Kendall Griffin finished third in the team’s individual scoring with a 16-over 229.

“It’s nice to know we can compete even when we don’t have our best stuff,” said Runion. “I’m proud of Latanna for shooting a final round of even par. We have a little over a week to rest up and get ready for the Liz Murphey that will have a strong field similar to what we just played.”

After a 10-day stretch of back-to-back tournaments, LSU will have a break this week before the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic begins in Athens, Georgia on March 20. Final scoring for the Darius Rucker is available at Golfstat.com.

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate – Final

1. No. 7 Wake Forest – 287-288-280 – 855 +3

2. No. 19 Auburn – 294-298-289 – 881 +29

3. No. 6 Duke – 299-295-290 – 884 +32

4. No. 14 UCLA – 292-288-305 – 885 +33

5. No. 1 Texas – 294-299-295 – 888 +36

6. No. 4 South Carolina – 303-299-289 – 891 +39

7. No. 36 North Carolina – 296-297-300 – 893 +41

8. No. 20 Baylor – 294-293-307 – 894 +42

9. No. 18 Arkansas – 300-301-295 – 896 +44

10. No. 12 LSU – 299-298-300 – 897 +45

11. No. 21 Florida State – 304-308-289 – 901 +49

12. No. 22 Vanderbilt – 302-292-312 – 906 +54

13. No. 13 Alabama – 311-299-297 – 907 +55

14. No. 33 Furman – 303-308-302 – 913 +61

14. No. 28 Georgia – 311-309-293 – 913 +61

16. No. 40 Northwestern – 311-304-301 – 916 +64

17. No. 34 Virginia – 308-305-306 – 919 +67

LSU Scores

T20. Latanna Stone – 75-75-71 – 221 +8

T23. Ingrid Lindblad – 74-73-75 – 222 +9

T46. Kendall Griffin – 74-74-79 – 227 +14

T53. Presley Baggett – 76-76-77 – 229 +16

82. Alden Wallace – 80-84-77 – 241 +34