SHENZHEN, China - LSU women’s golfer Tessa Teachman found trouble on the back nine during the third round of the World University Games on Friday at Mission Hills Golf Club.
Despite an even-par 36 on the front nine, Teachman fired a 4-over on the back nine to finish with a 76.
Teachman stands at 9-over 225 and in a tie for 19th place in the field of 75 entering Saturday’s final round of the 72-hole event.
The top American in the individual competition is Caroline Powers, who fired a second straight 1-under 71 and is at 4-over 220 and tie for 11th place.
The American team moved up to fourth place with its best team score of the three days in the “play three-count two” scoring system as Powers and Catherine O’Donnell combined for a 1-over 145 and a three-day total of 8-over 440.
The team is two shots out of medal contention with China in third at 438 and Spain in second at 434. Taiwan remains the runaway leader at 420, 12-under. The Taiwan pair of Tzuchi Lin and Hsuanyu Yao are tied for the individual lead at 6-under par.
FALCON FALLS AT U.S. OPEN NATIONAL PLAYOFFS: In New Haven, Conn., former LSU player Megan Falcon fell to third-seeded Macall Harkins, 6-1, 5-7, 6-3, in the U.S. Open National Playoffs on Friday.
Falcon, 26, defeated Ashley Murdock on Thursday in the first round.
The winner of the tournament receives a wild card to the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament in New York next week.