LSU women’s golf team 12th at regional; Tulane advances

Tulane advances with second-place finish at regional

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The LSU women’s golf season came to an end Saturday in the NCAA West Regional golf tournament as LSU finished tied for 12th and out of the qualifying spots for advancement to the NCAA Championships.

LSU, despite shooting itsbest round of the tournament Saturday, finished eight shots out of the number for the eighth qualifying spot in the 24-team field. LSU shot a 12-over 296 to finish the 54-hole event over the Stanford University Golf Course at 45-over par 897.

LSU concluded its season ranked 30th in the country in the Golfstat rankings.

Final team standings (Par 284-852)

1. Southern California 290-289-280 – 859 +7; 2. Purdue 291-286-283 – 860 +8; 3. Vanderbilt 289-289-291 – 869 +17; 4. South Carolina 296-285-293 – 874 +22; 5. Stanford 301-284-290 – 875 +23. 12. LSU 301-300-296 – 897 +45.

Individual top 5 (Par 71-213)

1. Annie Park, Southern California, 67-71-68 – 206 -7; 1. Paula Reto, Purdue, 71-69-66 – 206 -7; 3. Kyung Kim, Southern California 75-72-63 – 210 -3; 3. Kendall Martindale, Vanderbilt 71-71-68 – 210 -3; 5. Regan De Guzman, San Jose State, 69-72-70 – 211 -2; 5. Cassy Isagawa, Oregon, 69-70-72 – 211 -2.

LSU scores

T14 Lindsay Gahm, 78-70-69 – 217 +4; T55 Madelene Sagstrom, 70-79-76 – 225 +12; T65 Ali Lucas, 80-77-70 – 227 +14; T85 Nadine Dreher, 75-76-81 – 232 +19; T103 Elise Bradley, 78-77-82 – 237 +24.

Tulane advances to NCAAs

Tulane’s 19th-ranked golf team completed the NCAA East Regional with a record-setting performance by posting a runner-up finish and recording the best 54-hole total in school history with a 12-under 852 total Saturday at the Auburn University Club.

Tulane not only recorded its best finish in 10 NCAA Regional appearances, but advanced to the NCAA Championships May 21-24 at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

“This was a fantastic week and advancing to the NCAA Championships was one of our goals for this year,” Tulane coach Andrew Pratt said.

Team results

1. Alabama, (-20), T2. Tulane (-12), T3. Arkansas (E), T3. Oklahoma State (E), 5. Texas (+7).

Individual results

1. Stephanie Meadow, Alabama (-13), 2. Kelly Shon, Princeton (-7), 3. Madison Opfer, Tulane (-6), T4. Emily Penttila, Tulane (-5), T4. Jennifer Kirby, Alabama (-5), T4. Emma Talley, Alabama (-5), 7. Julie Yang, Oklahoma State (-4), T8. Jackie Chang, North Carolina (-3), T8. Chessey Thomas, Tennessee (-3), T8. Erica Popson, Tennessee (-3).

Tulane scores

3. Madison Opfer, 70-69-71 — 210 (-6); T4. Emily Penttila, 68-74-69 — 211 (-5); T11. Gemma Dryburgh, 72-70-72 — 214 (-2); T24. Maribel Lopez Porras, 73-72-72 — 217 (+1); T51. Silvia Garces, 73-74-77 — 224 (+8).