Women’s golf team climbs to fourth in Rebel tournament

OXFORD, Miss. — The LSU Lady Tigers moved up one spot to fourth after Saturday’s second round of the Rebel Intercollegiate at the Ole Miss Golf Course.

Junior Lindsay Gahm posted a 2-over par round of 73 to go with Friday’s 1-under 71 and stands in a group tied for eighth at even-par 144 entering the final round Sunday and the end of the regular season.

LSU followed up a 291 with a 6-over 294 to stand at 585. Coastal Carolina continues to lead at 3-under 573, six shots better than Tulane at 3-over 579 (293-286). Baylor is third at 6-over at 582 (289-293).

Freshman Nadine Dreher of LSU got off to a great start on the second round, with birdies on three of the first nine holes to make the turn at 2-over 34. She finished with a strong 1-under 71 to lead the LSU scoring on the day. Dreher is at 3-over 147 and moved up from 43rd to a tie for 21st in the individual standings.

Hayley Davis of Baylor is the leader individually after 36 holes at 8-under 136 after rounds of 67-69. She has a 1-shot lead over Jessica Alexander at 7-under 137 (70-67).

Team results

1. Coastal Carolina 284-289 – 573 -3; 2. Tulane 293-286 – 579 +3; 3. Baylor 289-293 – 582 +6; 4. LSU 291-294 – 585 +9; 5. East Tennessee State 290-296 – 586 +10; 6. Mississippi State 289-299 – 588 +12; 7. Ole Miss 301-291 – 592 +16; 8. Kentucky 291-302 – 593 +17; 9. Furman 300-301 – 601; 10. Missouri 310-293 – 603 +27; 11. Harvard 299-307 – 606 +30; 12. Minnesota 303-308 – 611 +35; 13. Tulsa 305-309 – 614 +38; 14. Southern Mississippi 307-308 – 615 +39; 14. Redlands Community College 307-308 – 615 +39; 16. Troy 312-308 – 620 +44; 17. Memphis 314-316 – 630 +54; 18. Murray State 317-319 – 636 +60.

Individual Top 5

1. Hayley Davis, Baylor, 67-69 – 136 -8; 2. Jessica Alexander, Coastal Carolina, 70-67 – 137 -7; 3. Ally McDonald, Mississippi State, 68-71 – 139 -5; 4. Chloe Garner 67-73 – 140 -4; 5. Brittany Henderson, Coastal Carolina, 69-73 – 142 -2.

LSU scores

T7 Lindsay Gahm, 71-73 – 144 E; T13 Madelene Sagstrom, 71-75 – 146 +2; T21 Nadine Dreher, 76-71 -- 147 +3; T25 Elise Bradley, 73-75 – 148 +4; T54 Katrina Hegge, 77-76 – 153 +9; T63 Ali Lucas 76-79 – 155 +11.

Men’s tennis

LSU WELCOMES NO. 6 TENNESSEE AND ALCORN STATE: With only five matches left before the Southeastern Conference championships, LSU men’s tennis team (11-9, 3-6 SEC) looks to turn things around Sunday with matches against No. 6 Tennessee (19-6, 6-3 SEC) at 12:30 p.m. and Alcorn State (2-7) at 5 p.m. at the Dub.

“Tennessee is sixth in the country and they’re playing very well,” coach Jeff Brown said. “They have a couple of guys with great records so we’re going to need to show up on every court and really be ready to compete all day, and we’ll need to stay focused so we can take on Alcorn State.”

The Vols have plenty of talent in both singles and doubles. For singles, Tennessee has No. 3 Mikelis Libietis, No. 31 Hunter Reese, and No. 115 Brandon Fickey. For doubles, the Vols have No. 7 Libietis and Reese, No. 47 Libietis and John Collins, No. 48 Libietis and Jarryd Chaplin, and No. 52 Collins and Edward Jones.

Women’s tennis

LADY TIGERS FACE TENNESSEE: In Knoxville, Tenn. — LSU women’s tennis team (8-13; 1-10 SEC) on the road to face Tennessee (9-8; 6-4 SEC) Sunday at noon.

“Tennessee is a very well coached team that is known for their competitive spirit,” coach Julia S. Sell said. “I expect another hard-fought match tomorrow.”

LSU holds a 13-24 all-time record against the Volunteers.