Former LSU Golfer Two Shots Out-of-Medal After 54 Holes
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BATON ROUGE – Former LSU golfer Madelene Sagstrom goes to the final round of the Olympic golf competition two shots off the podium for a medal after an even par round of 71 in the third round.
Organizers are hopeful of getting in the final round on Saturday, moving up the start to 6:30 a.m. Tokyo time (4:30 p.m. Friday Baton Rouge time). An approaching storm may cause some delays but there is a contingency to play on Sunday if necessary.
Sagstrom posted a three birdie-three bogey round and was unable to make up ground as only one golfer in the group above her shot less than one under on the round.
The Swedish golfer is tied for seventh at 8-under 205, two shots behind Lydia Ko of New Zealand, Hannah Green of Australia, Emily Kristine Pederson of Denmark and Mone Inami of Japan, who are all in the bronze medal spot at 10-under par 203. Ko moved up six spots, Green five sports and Inami three spots in the standings.
Nelly Korda is 15-under par as the leader and Aditi Ashok remained in second at 12-under par through 54 holes.
Sagstrom, who hit seven fairways in the third round but her highest total of greens in regulation at 14 this week, started birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey in her round (it was her third straight day to birdie the opening hole). She posted birdie on the 13th hole before bogeying the 18th to finish at even.
She is scheduled to go in the second-to-last group off the first hole at 5:54 CDT (7:54 in Tokyo). Live coverage on The Golf Channel and NBCOlympics.com.