The results continue to show that LSU has a winning combination in head coach Karen Bahnsen and assistant coach Golda Johansson Borst.
The former Tennessee Lady Vol golf star, Johansson Borst has turned from star golfer to outstanding coach and recruiter as she enters her third season at LSU.
The matching of veteran coach and former SEC star with an engaging personality that makes her a favorite to all, has proven to be a perfect pairing as Borst has joined Bahnsen in her quest that is keeping LSU in the national spotlight. Her knowledge of the sport, her ability to relate to what the student-athletes are going through and her recruiting ability has made her an important addition to the LSU women’s golf program.
Johansson Borst came to LSU from the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla., where she served as an outside service professional.
Johansson Borst graduated from Tennessee in December 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She was a four-year letter winner at UT, earning second-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and she was a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Johansson Borst was a member of the Swedish National Golf Team for seven years and won first place in the 2000 Girls Team European Championship in Stockholm, Sweden. She was part of the Swedish team that won silver in the Girls European Championship in 2001 in Porto, Portugal and bronze in the Ladies European Championship in 2002 in Moscow, Russia.
“Golda has been a wonderful addition to our golf family and the program here at LSU,” said LSU Bahnsen. “She is a big help to us in all aspects of the program and has the skills and the recent success in the sport to relate to our players what must be done to be successful.”
Johansson Borst is married to Steve Borst.
The Johansson Borst File
Name: Golda Johansson Borst
Hometown: Karlshamn, Sweden
Husband: Steve Borst
Date of Birth: March 7, 1983
College: Tennessee, 2006, BA, Communications