CHARLESTON, S.C. - The LSU women’s golf team set a single-round record to rally to win the team title, and sophomore Austin Ernst came from a shot down to win the individual title as well, posting her own record score Tuesday at the Cougar Classic at the Yeaman Hall Course.

The win was the 33rd for LSU coach Karen Bahnsen and the third for Ernst, who is tied for the fourth-most victories in an LSU career with Ashley Winn (1995-98) and Meredith Duncan (1999-02).

Ernst had 18 birdies over the three-day event with just five bogeys and won by four shots. Ernst had rounds of 67-69-67 and finished with a school-record 54-hole total of 13-under-par 203. The old 54-hole LSU record was set by Megan McChrystal last year in the Tar Heel Invitational of 11-under par 205.

The 36-hole leader, Erica Popson of Tennessee shot even-par 72 on the day and finished second at 9-under 207.

LSU senior Tessa Teachman, shot a 69 Tuesday to finish tied for third with Florida’s Camilla Hedberg at 8-under 208, the fourth lowest 54-hole score in LSU history.

The No. 4 ranked Lady Tigers posted an 11-under-par 277 in the final round, topping by one shot the school record set twice last fall at 10-under 278. That allowed LSU to come from third place and four shots down to win by five shots over North Carolina. LSU finished at 16-under 848.

“I am so very pleased with how our team responded again,” Bahnsen said. “?Everyone contributed something to this win and that’s the best thing to take away from this.”

The Lady tigers next play Sept. 23-25 in the Mason Rudolph NCAA Fall Preview at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

Cougar Classic

FINAL TEAM RESULTS (288-864): 1. LSU 280-291-277 ... 848 -16; 2. North Carolina 285-282-286 ... 853 -11; 3. Florida 284-284-288 ... 856 -8; 4. North Carolina State 287-290-287 ... 864 E; 4. Georgia 295-286-283 ... 864 E; 6. Vanderbilt 290-291-284 ... 865 +1; 7. Tennessee 280-292-286 ... 867 +3; 7. Alabama 287-294-286 ... 867 +3; 7. Duke 292-293-282 ... 867 +3; 10. South Carolina 307-283-279 ... 869 +5; 11. Ole Miss 296-287-293 ... 876 +12; 12. Miami 302-303-291 ... 897 +33; 13. Furman 301-302-295 ... 898 +34; 14. Maryland 299-305-297 ... 901 +37; 15. Wake Forest 307-300-297 ... 904 +40; 16. Charleston 293-309-304 ... 906 +42; 17. Minnesota 305-301-305 ... 911 +47; 17. Penn State 308-304-299 ... 911 +47; 19. UNCG 305-312-298 ... 915 +51; 20 Wisconsin 308-315-293 ... 916 +52; 21. Richmond 315-321-307 ... 943 +79; 22. Charleston Southern 320-323-316 ... 959.

INDIVIDUAL TOP 5 (72-216): 1. Austin Ernst, LSU, 67-69-67 ... 203 -13; 2. Erica Popson, Tennessee, 66-69-72 ... 207 -9; T3. Tessa Teachman, LSU, 67-72-69 ... 208 -8; T3. Camilla Hedberg, Florida, 71-67-70 ... 208 -8; 5. Jackie Chang, North Carolina, 71-69-70 ... 210 -6.

LSU Scores: 1. Austin Ernst 67-69-67 ... 203 -13; T3. Tessa Teachman 67-72-69 ... 208 -8; T30. Jacqueline Hedwall 73-75-71 ... 219 +3; T38. Madeline Sagstrom 74-76-70 ... 220 +4; T52. Lindsay Gahm 73-75-75 ... 223 +7

Women’s tennis

WOLF EARNS PRESEASON RANKING: LSU senior Whitney Wolf opens the season at No. 52 in the 2011 Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings released Tuesday. Wolf, a native of Pride, moved up 23 spots from her final spring ranking.