WEST POINT, Miss. — LSU junior Kathleen Gallagher finished in a tie for fifth at the Magnolia Invitational on Tuesday. The Greenwood, Mississippi, native finished the tournament with a 2-under 214, including a collegiate-best 68 in the opening round Sunday. 

The Lady Tigers finished the tournament in sixth place with an 882 (plus-18) after shooting even in the final round. Co-host Ole Miss won the tournament with a 10-under 854.

“We played really well and got better every day,” LSU coach Karen Bahnsen said. “I was really pleased with the team’s overall play. It was great to see the hometown gallery following for Kathleen and to see our freshmen taking steps in the right direction in their second collegiate tournament.”

Rookies Mary Frances Chauvin and Kendall Griffin posted the lowest scores of their young college careers on Tuesday with a 70 and 73, respectively. Senior Claudia De Antonio also shot a career-low 70 on Tuesday to add to the team scoring.

LSU returns to action on October 9-10 at the Betsy Rawls Invitational in Austin, Texas. Live scoring will be available on BirdieFire.com.

MAGNOLIA INVITATIONAL

West Point, Mississippi – Old Waverly Golf Club

First Round Team Results (Par 288)

1. Ole Miss 278-289-287 854 -10; 2. Memphis 291-289-281 861 -3; 3. Tennessee 287-292-293 872 +8; T4. Mississippi State 296-287-294 877 +13; T4. Auburn 291-294-292 877 +13; 6. LSU 301-293-288 882 +18; 7. Southern Mississippi 303-291-296 890 +26; 8. Augusta 307-296-293 896 +32; 9. Kansas State 301-298-299 898 +34; 10. Troy 321-294-305 920 +56.

Top 5 Individuals (Par 72)

1. Julia Johnson, Ole Miss, 68-69-72 209 -7 (won the tiebreaker); 2. Abby Hermann, Memphis, 70-70-69 209 -7; 3. Sydney Colwill, Memphis, 75-68-69 212 -4; 4. Madison Thomas, Memphis, 72-72-69 213 -3; T5. Kathleen Gallagher, LSU, 68-71-75 214 -2; T5. Valentina Haupt, Southern Mississippi, 71-73-70 214 -2; T5. Conner Beth Ball, Ole Miss, 69-75-70 214 -2.

LSU scores

T5. Kathleen Gallagher – 68-71-75 214 -2

T12. Claudia De Antonio – 75-74-70 219 +3

T21. Mary Frances Chauvin – 78-73-70 221 +5

T37. Page Morehead (Ind.) – 72-79-76 227 +11

48. Kendall Griffin – 81-76-73 230 +14

T50. Monica Dibildox – 80-75-77 232 +16