CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The LSU women’s golf team posted its second straight round with a score below par at the Tar Heel Invitational Saturday. That effort helped the No. 3-ranked Lady Tigers move into a tie with No. 4 Alabama for the lead entering Sunday’s final round.

LSU goes for its second title in three tournaments when the final round gets underway.

Also, Swedish freshman Madelene Sagstrom remains in contention for the individual title after a second consecutive under par round, this time a two-under 70 to go with Friday’s opening round of four-under 68. She stands at 6-under 138 and in third in the individual competition, three shots behind the lead of Hannah Collier of Alabama at nine-under par 135 (69-66).

Caroline Powers of Michigan State is second at 137, seven-under par.

LSU finished the second round at 3-under par 285, to go with Friday’s 284 to stand at 7-under par 569. Alabama, three shots ahead of LSU after the opening round, shot even par and is also at 7-under 569 (281-288).

The teams have for the time being separated themselves from the rest of the field with North Carolina seven shots back in third at even-par 576 (290-286).

Besides Sagstrom’s 2-under, senior Tessa Teachman and sophomore Lyndsey Gahm each posted 1-under par 71s and sophomore Austin Ernst and senior Jacqueline Hedwall each had one-over par 73s.

Teachman is at 2-under 142 after back-to-back rounds of 71, in a tie for 11th place, with Ernst tied for 17th at 1-over 145. Tulane is in 14th place at 19-over 595 after two rounds.

TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL

Second round

Team results (Par 288-576)

1. LSU 284-825 – 569 -7; 1. Alabama 281-288 – 569 -7; 3. North Carolina 290-286 – 576 E; 4. Auburn 287-290 – 577 +1; 5. North Carolina State 291-289 – 580 +4; 6. Georgia 295-286 – 581 +5; 6. Wake Forest 284-297—581 +5; 8. Michigan State 291-291 – 582 +6; 9. Tennessee 293-290 – 583 +7; 10. Duke 298-287 – 585 +9; 11. South Carolina 289-289 – 588 +12; 12. Virginia 297-292 – 589 +13; 13. Louisville 296-296 – 592 +16; 14. Tulane 295-300 – 595 +19; 15. Coastal Carolina 304-296 – 600 +24; 16. Arkansas 300-302 - -602 +26; 17. Chattanooga 307-297 – 604 28; 18. Notre Dame 307-305 – 612 +36.

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-144)

1. Hannah Collier, Alabama 69-66 – 135 -9; 2. Caroline Powers, Michigan State, 69-68 – 137 -7; 3. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 68-70 – 138 -6; 4. Augusta James, North Carolina State 70-69 – 139 -5; 4. Brooke Pancake, Alabama 69-70 – 139 -5; 4. Marta Sanz, Auburn, 69-70 –139 -5; Cheyenne Woods, Wake Forest, 68-71 – 139 -5.

LSU Scores

3. Madelene Sagstrom 68-70 – 138 -6; T11. Tessa Teachman 71-71 – 142 -2; T17. Austin Ernst 72-73 – 145 +1; T27. Jacqueline Hedwall 73-73 – 146 +2; T54. Lindsay Gahm 80-71 – 151 +7

Soccer

LSU LOOKS TO REBOUND SUNDAY WITH ROAD TEST AT KENTUCKY: After suffering its first SEC defeat Friday night, the 14th-ranked LSU women’s soccer team plays Kentucky a match set to kick off at noon at the UK Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky.

The Tigers (9-4-1, 4-1 SEC) saw their six-game winning streak and nine-game unbeaten streak snapped in double overtime on Friday with a 2-1 loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.

Despite the loss, the Tigers are still tied atop the SEC table with Florida. The two squads have secured 12 points with matching 4-1 records.

LSU faces a Kentucky team that boasts a No. 10 ranking in the NCAA’s latest Ratings Percentage Index released earlier this week.

The Wildcats (10-3, 3-2) are among five SEC clubs with nine points apiece in a tie for third place in the overall league standings as they have won three of four matches entering Sunday’s contest, including a 2-1 overtime win over Arkansas Friday night.

The Tigers are 3-9-2 against the Wildcats in the all-time series but own a 3-1-2 mark since 2005 in the tenure of seventh-year head coach Brian Lee. That includes a 1-0 double overtime win at the LSU Soccer Stadium last season.

LSU senior midfielder Natalie Martineau scored the game-winning goal for the Tigers in the 104th minute of play a year ago.

Junior striker Kelsey Hunyadi leads Kentucky with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points. That total includes three goals and two assists for eight points during SEC play. Sophomore forward Caitlin Landis has totaled three goals of her own in conference play while also leading the Wildcats in the attack.

Kentucky will provide a live streaming video of Sunday’s game with an all-access premium subscription to its official athletics website that can be found at www.ukathletics.com.