HILTON HEAD, S.C. — LSU freshman Kathleen Gallagher posted an even-par 71 Saturday to move up 20 spots into a tie for 11th place after two rounds of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club.

Gallagher took three shots off her first round 3-over 74 and is now just six shots out of the lead entering Sunday’s final round held by Alexandra Farnsworth of Vanderbilt and Lauren Coughlin of Virginia, both at 3-under 139.

The Lady Tigers took two shots off Friday’s first round and shot 17-over 301 to stand at 36-over 604 and in 15th place entering the final round.

Sydney Cavin posted 74 after Friday’s 76 to stand at 8-over 150, while Elise Bradley had 77 with Carly Goldstein and Nadine Dreher both at 8-over 79.

Results

Team (par 288-576)

1. Alabama 278-298 – 576 +8; 2. Virginia 281-298 – 579 +11; 3. Oklahoma State 292-290 – 582 +14; 3. Vanderbilt 282-300 – 582 +14; 5. Georgia 301-282 – 583 +15; 6. North Carolina 290-295 – 585 +17; 6. Auburn 296-289 – 585 +17; 6. Arkansas 289-296 – 585 +17; 9. Tennessee 295-292 – 587 +19; 10. Duke 299-289 – 588 +20; 11. Southern Cal 297-293 – 590 +22; 12. South Carolina 303-291 – 594 +26; 13. Wake Forest 300-300 – 600 +32; 14. Mississippi State 303-300 – 603 +35; 15. LSU 303-301 – 604 +36; 16. Furman 303-302 – 605 +37; 17. Kentucky 307-300 – 607 +39

Individual Top 5 (par 72-144)

1. Alexandra Farnsworth, Vanderbilt, 67-72 – 139 -3; 1. Lauren Coughlin, Virginia, 67-72 – 139 -3; 3. Maddie McCrary, Oklahoma State, 71-70 – 141 -1; 3. Maria Fassi, Arkansas, 71-70 – 141 -1; 3. Cheyenne Knight, Alabama, 67-74 – 141 -1; 3. Sandy Choi, Duke, 71-70 – 141 -1.

LSU scores

T11. Kathleen Gallagher 74-71 – 145 +3; T47. Sydney Cavin 76-74 – 150 +8; T74. Carly Goldstein 75-79 – 154 +12; T77. Elise Bradley 78-77 – 155 +13; T83. Nadine Dreher 78-79 – 157 +15.

Women’s tennis

Lady Tigers fall to Auburn: In Auburn, Alabama, the ninth-ranked LSU suffered its first Southeastern Conference loss of the season 4-1 to Auburn on Saturday.

LSU dropped to 12-4 and 1-1 in the SEC. Auburn secured its second top-15 win and improved to 14-3 and 2-0.

“I have to give a lot of credit to this Auburn team. They competed hard with a lot of energy today,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “I’m proud of our team for their effort and intensity. We just have to get back to our standard moving forward.”

Auburn captured the momentum with the doubles point and never looked back. Pleun Burgmans and Alizee Michaud defeated Joana Vale Costa and Ryann Foster 6-4. Danie Dikosavljeiv and Paula de Man then clinched the doubles point with a 7-5 victory over Abby Owens and Skylar Kuykendall on court two.

Owens secured LSU’s lone point with a 6-4, 6-3 victory de Man.

LSU faces Ole Miss at 4 p.m. Friday and Mississippi State at 11 a.m. next Sunday.

Results

Auburn 4, LSU 1

at Auburn, Ala.

Singles

1. Andie Dikosavljevic (AU) def. Joana Vale Costa (LSU) 6-1, 6-4

2. Pleun Burgmans (AU) def. Jessica Golovin (LSU) 6-2, 6-3

3. Alizee Michaud (AU) vs. Ryann Foster (LSU) 7-5, 5-4, unfinished

4. Alannah Griffin (AU) vs. Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) 6-7 (6-8), 4-4, unfinished

5. Abigail Owens (LSU) def. Paula de Man (AU) 6-4, 6-3

6. Caroline Turner (AU) def. Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

1. Pleun Burgmans/Alizee Michaud (AU) def. Joana Vale Costa/Ryann Foster (LSU) 6-4

2. Andie Dikosavljevic/Paula de Man (AU) def. Abigail Owens/Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) 7-5

3. Alannah Griffin/Caroline Turner (AU) vs. Skylar Holloway/Ella Taylor (LSU) 6-6, unfinished

Beach volleyball

TIGERS SWEEP FIU INVITATIONAL: In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, LSU earned a weekend sweep at the FIU Beach Invitational on Saturday, sweeping UNO, 5-0, to tally its third victory of the weekend.

With the win, the Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 on the season, giving the team its best start in program history.