LSU 12th, Tulane 2nd at regionals

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The LSU women’s golf team remained in the top 12 after two rounds of the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford University Golf Course and is still alive for a chance to play on in the NCAA Championships.

LSU will get the chance to play in the main wave Saturday morning in the final round and is still in the hunt for a top-eight finish.

The top eight teams advance to the NCAA Women’s Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course later in the month.

The Lady Tigers improved one shot on the second day, shooting a 16-over 300 on the Stanford course to stand at 33-over 601 in 12th place.

LSU junior Lindsay Gahm had a strong recovery round on Friday, posting a 1-under 70 with four birdies on the round that improved her to a 36-hole total of 148.

That put her in a tie for 34th, an improvement of 43 spots in the individual competition.

The Lady Tigers counted a 5-over 76 from Nadine Dreher, while Elise Bradley and Ali Lucas each shot 6-over 77. Madelene Sagstrom, who was in fourth individually after one round after a 1-under 70, struggled on Friday to a 79.

The final round begins with the top 12 teams in the standings playing first at 9:30 a.m.

NCAA West Regional

At Palo Alto, Calif.

Second-round team results (Par 284-568): T1. Purdue, 291-286 – 577 +9; Vanderbilt, 289-288 – 577 +9. 3. Southern California, 290-289 – 579 +11. 4. South Carolina, 296-285 – 581 +13. 5. Stanford, 301-284 – 585 +17. 6. Baylor, 295-291 – 586 +18. 7. Oregon, 292-297 –589 +21. 8. Georgia, 296-299 – 595 +27. 9. Kent State, 302-294 – 596 +28. 10. Arizona, 300-298 – 598 +30. 11. Ohio State, 301-299 – 600 +32. 12. LSU, 301-300 – 601 +33. T13. Pepperdine, 303-299 – 602 +34; Texas A&M, 300-302 – 602 +34. 15. San Jose State, 301-304 – 605 +37. 16. UNLV, 310-296 – 606 +38. 17. California, 297-312 – 609 +41. 18. Denver, 299-312 – 611 +43. 19. Harvard, 309-305 – 614 +46. 20. Florida State, 310-305 – 615 +47. 21. Miami, 307-312 – 619 +51. 22. North Dakota State, 309-315 – 624 +56. 23. Northern Arizona, 307-318 – 625 +57. 24. Long Island, 322-324 – 646 +78.

Individual Top 5 (Par 71-142): 1. Annie Park, Southern Cal, 67-71 – 138 -4. 2. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, 69-70 – 139 -3. 3. Paula Reto, Purdue, 71-69 – 140 -2. T4. Regan De Guzman, San Jose State, 69-72 – 141 -1; Jennifer Ha, Kent State, 73-68 – 141 -1; Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt, 71-70 – 141 -1.

LSU individuals: T34. Lindsay Gahm, 78-70 – 148 +6. T40. Madelene Sagstrom, 70-79 – 149 +7. T51. Nadine Dreher, 75-76 – 151 +9. T77 Elise Bradley, 78-77 – 155 +13. T89. Ali Lucas, 80-77 – 157 +15

Tulane

GREEN WAVE IN SECOND: The 19th-ranked Tulane women’s golf team maintained its second-place standing in Friday’s second round of the NCAA East Regional with a 3-under 285 total and sits alone behind first-place Alabama at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala.

Tulane will join Alabama and third-place Arkansas in Saturday’s final group and will tee off from the first tee at 8 a.m.

Tulane’s Madison Opfer carded a 3-under 69 and sits in a fourth place tie with a 5-under 139 total through 36 holes. After posting an even-par first round, sophomore Gemma Dryburgh came up with a 2-under 70 and is tied with freshman Emily Penttila for ninth place.

Senior Maribel Lopez Porras finished even for the second round and is in 22nd place.

Penttila, Thursday’s first round- leader for the Green Wave, finished with a 2-over 74 and is 2-under through two rounds.

Freshman Silvia Garces is at 2-over 74 for 37th place.

NCAA East Regional

At Auburn University Club, Auburn, Ala.

Team standings: 1. Alabama, (-18). T2. Tulane, (-8). 3. Arkansas, (-5). 4. Texas, (+4). 5. Oklahoma State, (+6). 6. North Carolina, (+7). 7. Auburn, (+7). 8. Tennessee, (+10). 9. UCLA, (+11). 10. Northwestern, (+14). 11. Virginia, (+19). 12. Notre Dame, (+20). 13. Kentucky, (+21). 14. East Tennessee State, (+23). 15. East Carolina, (+28). 16. FIU (+29), T17. Ole Miss, (+31); Chattanooga, (+31). 19. Texas State, (+32). 20. Penn State, (+35). 21. UCF, (+40). 22. James Madison, (+45). 23. Eastern Kentucky, (+77). 24. Alabama State, (+91).

Individual results (top-10 golfers only): 1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama, (-10). T2. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama, (-6); Emma Talley, Alabama (-6); T4. Madison Opfer, Tulane, (-5); Kelly Shon, Princeton, (-5). 6. Jackie Chang, North Carolina, (-4), T7. Shu-Yin Liu, Tulsa, (-3); Madison Pressel, Texas, (-3); T9. Gemma Dryburgh, Tulane, (-2); Emily Penttila, Tulane, (-2); Emma Lavy, Arkansas, (-2); Diana Fernandez, Auburn, (-2); Erica Popson, Tennessee, (-2); Krista Puisite, Texas State, (-2)

Tulane individuals: T4. Madison Opfer, 70-69—139 (-5). T9. Emily Penttila, 68-74—142 (-2); Gemma Dryburgh, 72-70—142 (-2). T22. Maribel Lopez Porras, 73-72—145 (+1). T37. Silvia Garces, 73-74—147 (+3)