The eighth-ranked Arkansas women’s golf team completed a wire-to-wire sweep of the team championship at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic on Sunday at a wind-blown University Club.
The Razorbacks posted the co-second low team score of the day of 21-over 309 to finish the 54-hole event at 35-over 899. They remained 10 shots ahead of Tulane, which finished second at 45-over 909 (298-302-309). LSU was third at 48-over 912 (306-294-312).
It is the second time in three years Arkansas has won the LSU Tiger Golf Classic, making them the eighth team in the 32-year history of the program to have multiple team wins.
Emily Tubert of Arkansas won the individual competition by posting three-straight rounds of even-par 72 to finish at even-par 216. Tubert put herself in great position with birdies on three of her first five holes to go to 3-under for the tournament and was able to weather the conditions for a five-shot win.
Maribel Lopez Porras of Tulane and Madelene Sagstrom of LSU tied for second at 5-over par 221. For Sagstrom, it marked the second straight tournament in which she has finished tied for second after finishing second in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. Sagstrom moved from ninth place to a tie for second in the final round, finishing at 5-over par 221. Sagstrom had rounds of 78-68-75, while Porras, who was in fifth place entering the day, had rounds of 71-74-76.
Sagstrom led the tournament in birdies with 13 over the three rounds.
LSU counted rounds of 76 by Elise Bradley, an 80 by Ali Lucas and an 81 by Nadine Dreher.
Second-round co-leader Lindsay Gahm struggled in the early going but finished tied for 12th at 10-over par 226 (72-72-82).
“This was a lot of wind,” LSU coach Karen Bahnsen said of the final day’s conditions. “But I’m proud of my team. They are a young team that again put ourselves in a position to win the tournament. They didn’t, but the more times we have the chance, we are going to come through. This is new to them, and they are coming on, so I am really proud of them. But you know they are learning something to. You know, we had some crazy numbers we never ever have. Their attitudes are tremendous, so every single time we go out there we are trying to learn from and grow.
“The more times they are there, it is going to make them stronger,” Bahnsen said. “They are disappointed they didn’t do what they wanted to do, but at the same token, I’m proud of them. We are still stepping up, and they are right on track to do well in the SEC and the NCAAs.”
Tulanealso counted a 76 from Emily Penttila, a 77 from Madison Opfer and 80s from Gemma Dryburgh and Silvia Garces.
ULM finished in 13th place at 102-over 966. Valentine Loge led the Warhawks with a 17-over 233.
LSU will conclude its spring season April 5-7 at the Rebel Intercollegiate at Ole Miss.