Presley gets win
For the third time in four seasons, the 12th-ranked LSU Tigers captured the team title at the David Toms Intercollegiate while LSU junior Andrew Presley picked up his second career victory following Sunday’s final round at The University Club in Baton Rouge.
After teeing off in the final round in a first-place tie with South Alabama, the Tigers posted the lowest team score of the day at 12-over par 300 en route to an eight-shot victory over the Jaguars with a 54-hole score of 33-over par 897.
Tulsa moved from fifth to third in the final team standings at 47-over par 911, while Mississippi State (918) and Louisiana Tech (920) rounded out the top five.
Presley, who opened with back-to-back rounds of 1-over par 73 on Saturday, led the charge with a team-leading 2-over par 74 in the final round to claim his second career medalist honor.
Presley’s three-round total of 4-over 220 scored a one-shot victory over junior teammate Smylie Kaufman and South Alabama’s Michael Garretson in a tie for second place at 5-over 221.
The win marked LSU’s 16th win of the Chuck Winstead era as the eighth-year head coach moved past Mike Barbato (1948-60) and matched Britt Harrison (1988-98) as the winningest coach in the history of the Tiger program.
EMERSON’S GOAL LIFTS LSU IN DOUBLE OVERTIME: Haley Emerson scored the game-winning goal in the 108th minute to lift the Tigers to a 1-0 double-overtime win over Vanderbilt Sunday at the LSU Soccer Stadium.
Emerson got the ball at the top of the 6-yard box following a cross into the area by Jade Kovacevic. Emerson then fired a strike past Vanderbilt goalkeeper Alexa Levick for the golden goal at the 107:22 mark.
The Tigers (6-5-4, 2-4-2 Southeastern Conference) got their first home victory in SEC play this season while snapping a three-game SEC unbeaten streak by the Commodores (5-5-5, 2-2-4).
Goalkeeper Megan Kinneman matched her career-high for a single-season with her sixth shutout of the year.
PARDO SPARKS WIN OVER SOUTH CAROLINA: Malorie Pardo had 46 assists to spark the LSU volleyball team to a season’s best .359 team hitting percentage as the Tigers defeated South Carolina, (29-27, 25-23, 25-12) Sunday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
LSU (7-10, 3-5 SEC) snapped a two-match losing skid and avenged a five-set loss to South Carolina (13-6, 2-6 SEC) earlier this season.
Offensively, the trio of Helen Boyle, Desiree Elliott and Madie Jones combined for 44 of LSU’s 53 kills in the match. The 46 assists for Pardo was a SEC-best during a three-set match in conference play this season.
Meghan Mannari returned to the libero role and had a match-high 18 digs, while Sam Delahoussaye chipped in 13 scoops.
GAHM FINISHES FIFTH; LSU, TULANE TIE FOR 14TH: In Athens, Ga., Lindsay Gahm posted her best finish as an LSU golfer, finishing fifth in the Liz Murphey NCAA Fall Preview on Sunday.
Gahm had rounds of 73-72-71 at University of Georgia Golf Course with late birdies on the seventh and eighth holes (her 16th and 17th of the round) Sunday to get under par and back to even for the 54-hole event.
Gahm’s 216 total was three shots out of the individual win by Mary Michael Maggio of Texas A&M, a former LSU golfer, at 3-under 213 (72-74-67).
LSU’s Madelene Sagstrom firied even-par 72 in the final round to finish at 3-over 219, getting a tie for 16th place.
LSU moved up to 14th on the final day, tying with Tulane at 39-over 903 after a tournament best round of 10-over 298.
Tulane was led by Madison Opferm, who fired a 76-73-73—222 to tie for 26th.