HILTON HEAD, S.C. —Sophomore Madelene Sagstrom and the LSU women’s golf team are in the thick of things after the first round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate on Friday at the Long Cove Club.

The 35th-ranked Lady Tigers played steady golf throughout and posted an 11-over par 295 on the par 71, 6,211-yard layout to stand in a tie for second place with North Carolina, two shots behind Arkansas, at 9-over 293.

Southeastern Conference teams Vanderbilt (296), Alabama and Tennessee (tied with Arizona State at 297) follow LSU with the second round set for Saturday.

“The girls played steady and played smart,” LSU coach Karen Bahnsen said. “This is a very difficult course if you get off line. They had a great attitude and didn’t let a mistake bother them at all.

“We just need to go out Saturday and continue what we started.”

The second round begins at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with the final wave of LSU, North Carolina and Arkansas going off the first tee at 9 a.m.

Team Results (Par 71)

1. Arkansas 293 +9; 2. LSU 295 +11; 2. North Carolina 295 +11; 4. Vanderbilt 296 +12. 5. Alabama 297 +13; 5. Tennessee 297 +13; 5. Arizona State 297 +13; 8. UCF 298 +14; 9. Virginia 301 +17; 10. Wake Forest 304 +20; 11. Georgia 308 +24; 12. TCU 311 +27; 13. Furman 313 +29; 14. South Carolina 314 +30; 15. Auburn 315 +31.

Individual Top 5 (Par 71)

1. Emma Lavy, Arkansas, 68 -3; 2. Gabriela Lopez, Arkansas, 71 E; 2. Casey Grice, North Carolina, 71 E; 2. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 71 E; 5. Mariana Sims, Wake Forest, 72 +1; 5. Brittany Altomare, Virginia, 72 +1; Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State, 72 +1.

LSU Scores

T2. Madelene Sagstrom, 71 E; T18. Nadine Dreher, 74 +3; T18. Ali Lucas, 74 +3; T34. Lindsay Gahm, 76 +5; T52. Elise Bradley, 79 +8.

Men’s tennis

AUBURN SPOILS TIGERS’ SEC HOME OPENER:The No. 53-ranked Tigers lost 5-2 to No. 37 Auburn at Dub Robinson Stadium.

LSU fell to 5-5, 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference, while Auburn improved to 9-4, 1-2.

“We didn’t really use the momentum the way you need to at home, and that will cost you,” coach Jeff Brown said. “Auburn has some experience in a lot of spots. We just have to stay together and keep building and get ready for Alabama on Sunday.”

LSU will next visit Alabama at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Singles

1. #107 Andreas Mies (AUB) def. Chris Simpson, 6-4, 6-3. 2. Daniel Cochrane (AUB) def. Olivier Borsos, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4. 3. Lukas Ollert (AUB) def. Tam Trinh, 6-4, 6-4. 4. Stefan Szacinski def. Lucas Lopasso, 7-5, 7-5. 5. Mark Bowtell def. Dennis Lengsfeld, 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5). 6. Joseph Van Dooren (AUB) def. Harrison Kennedy 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

1. #1 Andreas Mies/Daniel Cochrane (AUB) def. #41 Chris Simpson/Stefan Szacinski, 7-6. 2. Lucas Lopasso/Dennis Lengsfeld (AUB) def. Roger Anderson/Tam Trinh, 8-6. 3. Joseph Van Dooren/Lukas Ollert (AUB) def. Olivier Borsos/Boris Arias, 8-6.

Women’s tennis

LADY TIGERS FALL 7-0 TO NO. 14 AUBURN: In Auburn, Ala., the Lady Tigers were shut out at the Yarbrough Tennis Center.

With the loss, LSU fell to 7-6 and 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn improved to 13-1, 3-0.

The doubles pair of Mary Jeremiah and Ariel Morton was leading Auburn’s No. 56 team of Pleun Burgmans and Plamena Kurteva 5-1 before tying the match a 5-5 when the doubles point was clinched on courts two and three.

Auburn scored the doubles point following Keri Frankenberger and Ebie Wilson’s 8-3 loss to Emily Flickinger and Jackie Kasler on court two, and after Kaitlin Burns and Ella Taylor lost 8-4 loss on court three to Auburn’s Jen Pfeifler and Paulina Schippers.

“Our No. 1 doubles came out firing and played really well,” LSU coach Julia S. Sell said. “In singles, it was the most competitive first set we’ve played all year.”

The Lady Tigers will face No. 6 Alabama on Sunday at noon at the Alabama Tennis Complex.

Singles

1. #70 Pleun Burgmans def. Kaitlin Burns 7-6 (7-3), 6-0; 2. Michala Kucharova def. Mary Jeremiah 6-4, 6-4; 3. Emily Flickinger def. Ella Taylor 7-5, 6-0; 4. Jackie Kasler def. Ariel Morton 1-6, 6-0, 6-2; 5. Jen Pfeifler def. Ebie Wilson 7-5, 4-2, retired; 6. Plamena Kurteva def. Caroline Hudson 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles

1. #56 Pleun Burgmans/Plamena Kurteva vs. Mary Jeremiah/Ariel Morton 5-5, unfinished; 2. Emily Flickinger/Jackie Kasler def. Keri Frankenberger/Ebie Wilson 8-3; 3. Jen Pfeifler/Paulina Schippers def. Kaitlin Burns/Ella Taylor 8-4.