HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S. C. — The nationally ranked LSU women’s golf team posted another strong performance Sunday as the Lady Tigers finished in a tie for second in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at the Long Cove Club.

LSU senior golfer Madelene Sagstrom just missed back-to-back individual championships, falling in a playoff for the title after a second straight round of 3-under 68.

For the Lady Tigers, ranked seventh in the Golfweek/Sagarin performance rankings and eighth in the Golfstat rankings, the tournament continues a run of success for LSU that includes two wins and two second place finishes in the last four tournaments. That sets things up nicely for LSU’s regular season finale, the annual home event at the University Club, the LSU Tiger Golf Classic (March 27-29).

LSU posted its second best round of the weekend, a 6-over 290 to post a 54-hole total of 15-over 867, tying for second with Golfstat No. 3 Southern California, also at 15-over 867 (285-296-286).

Duke, ranked sixth by Golfstat, successfully defended its Rucker championship with a three-day total of 6-over 858 (293-283-282).

Final Team Results (Par 284-854)

1. Duke 293-283-282 – 858 +6; 2. LSU 291-286-290 – 867 +15; 2. Southern California 285-296-286 – 867 +15; 4. Tennessee 300-294-295 – 889 +37; 5. South Carolina 299-293-298 – 890 +38; 5. Wake Forest 303-293-294 – 890 +38; 7. Mississippi State 300-291-301 – 892 +40; 8. Virginia 304-303-293 – 900 +48; 9. Arkansas 293-306-302 – 901 +49; 10. Furman 300-297-305 – 902 +50; 11. Alabama 303-301-299 – 903 +51; 12. Vanderbilt 301-306-298 – 905 +53; 13. Arizona State 298-308-301 – 907 +55; 14. North Carolina 293-312-303 – 908 +56; 14. Auburn 298-307-303 – 908 +56; 16. Kentucky 310-309-298 – 917 +65; 17. Georgia 303-311-311 – 925 +73.

Individual Top 5 (Par 71-216)

1. Leona Maguire, Duke, 73-65-69 – 207 -6 (wins playoff on first playoff hole); 2. Madelene Sagstrom, LSU, 71-68-68 – 207 -6; 3. Sandy Choi, Duke, 74-70-70 – 214 +2; 3. Gabriella Then, Southern California, 69-72-73 – 214 +1; 5. Lauren Diaz-Yi, Virginia, 73-73-70 – 216 +3; 5. Noemi Jimenez, Arizona State, 71-72-73 – 216 +3.

LSU Scores

2. Madelene Sagstrom 71-68-68 – 207 -6; T7. Caroline Nistrup 71-75-71 – 217 +4; T23. Carly Ray Goldstein 78-70-75 – 223 +10; T30. Nadine Dreher 75-74-76 – 225 +12; T54. Elise Bradley 74-74-81 – 229 +16.

Women’s tennis

LADY TIGERS RALLIES TO DEFEAT SOUTH CAROLINA AND ALCORN STATE: The No. 45 Lady Tigers dropped the doubles point but roared back to win five straight singles courts and earn a 5-2 victory over No. 26 South Carolina 5-2 Sunday at ‘Dub’ Robinson Stadium. Earlier in the day, the Lady Tigers blanked Alcorn State 7-0.

LSU defeated South Carolina for the first time since 2011.

It also marked the highest ranked win under third-year head coach Julia Sell.

“It was an absolute battle out there,” Sell said. “The match was closer than the score showed. Even in doubles I loved our energy and the way we were playing. This was the most disciplined and focused this team has played this season.”

No. 46 LSU 5, No. 26 South Carolina 2

Singles

1. Joana Vale Costa (LSU) def. #121 Elixane Lechemia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; 2. Skylar Kuykendall (LSU) def. #124 Caroline Dailey, 6-1, 6-4; 3. Noel Scott (LSU) def. Brigit Folland, 7-6, 7-5; 4. Abigail Owens (LSU) def. Meghan Blevins, 2-6, 7-5, 6-2; 5. Ella Taylor (LSU) def. Hadley Berg, 6-4, 6-1; 6. Ximena Siles Luna (SC) def. Skylar Holloway, 7-6, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7).

Doubles

1. #58 Caroline Dailey/Hadley Berg (SC) def. Joana Vale Costa/Noel Scott, 8-5; 2. Brigit Folland/Meghan Blevins (SC) def. Skylar Kuykendall/Abigail Owens, 8-3; 3. Skylar Holloway/Amanda Atanasson (LSU) vs. Elixane Lechemia/Megen Cochran, 7-5, unfinished.

#45 LSU 7, Alcorn State 0

Singles

1. #112 Skylar Kuykendall def. Aida Kelic 6-1, 6-1; 2. Noel Scott def. Siobham Ryan-Bovey 6-2, 6-4;3 . Ella Taylor def. Ivana Boberic 6-2, 6-0; 4. Skylar Holloway def. Ekaterina Potapova 6-0, 6-1; 5. Amanda Atanasson def. Patricia Normand 6-2, 6-0; 6. Madara Straume def. Anna Kazarina 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

1. Skylar Kuykendall/Abigail Owens vs. Aida Kelic/Ivana Boberic 5-2, unfinished; 2. Skylar Holloway/Amanda Atanasson def. Siobham Ryan-Bovey/Ekaterina Potapova 6-1; 3. Noel Scott/Ella Taylor def. Aakanksha Punj/Patricia Normand 6-2.

Men’s tennis

TIGERS FALL TO GEORGIA: In Athens, Ga., LSU (11-3, 2-2 SEC) fell to No. 4 Georgia (11-2, 4-0 SEC) 4-2 on Sunday.

LSU started strong, winning the doubles point before squandering their lead in singles. The Tigers were previously undefeated when securing the doubles point as their record falls to 11-1 when taking the first point.

“We jumped on them in doubles and had some leads on several courts,” said coach Jeff Brown. “(Georgia) did a good job of fighting back on most of those courts and closing out the matches they had leads in.”

Justin Butsch notched the lone singles win for LSU with his 6-3, 6-3 victory.

The LSU doubles team of Boris Arias and Jordan Daigle beat Austin Smith and Ben Wagland.

No. 4 Georgia 4, No. 28 LSU 2

Singles

1. #25 Austin Smith (UGA) def. #64 Jordan Daigle 6-1, 6-1; 2. #17 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) def. #98 Chris Simpson 6-2, 6-2; 3. #16 Nathan Pasha (UGA) def. #125 Tam Trinh 6-3, 6-4; 4. #119 Justin Butsch (LSU) def. Ben Wagland 6-3, 6-3; 5. Nick Wood (UGA) vs. Boris Arias (LSU) 7-6 (7-5), 4-2, unfinished; 6. Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) def. Andrew Korinek 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

1. #57 Boris Arias/Jordan Daigle (LSU) def. #10 Austin Smith/Ben Wagland 6-2; 2. Eric Perez/Tam Trinh (LSU) def. Eric Diaz/Nathan Pasha 6-0; 3. Wayne Montgomery/Paul Oosterbaan (UGA) vs. Justin Butsch/Chris Simpson (LSU) 4-4, unfinished

Sand volleyball

TIGERS split final matches of Arizona Invitational: In Phoenix, on the final day of the Arizona Invitational at the GCU Courts, the LSU sand volleyball team (2-3) lost its first match to Grand Canyon 2-3, but came back to defeat New Mexico in the final match 4-1, giving the Tigers their second win of the season.

LSU vs. Grand Canyon

1. LSU: Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana (L) 12-21, 18-21; 2. LSU: Helen Boyle/Laura Whalen (L) 12-21, 14-21; 3. LSU: Cati Leak/Callan Molle (W) 26-24, 21-18; 4. LSU: Carly Morris/ Emily Ehrle (L) 16-21, 18-21; 5. LSU: Riley Young/ Cheyenne Wood (W) 15-21, 21-14, 15-12.

LSU vs. New Mexico

1. LSU: Katie Lindelow/Mandi Orellana (W) 21-16, 21-18; 2. LSU: Helen Boyle/Laura Whalen (W) 21-19, 16-21, 15-10; 3. LSU: Cati Leak/Callan Molle (W) 21-14, 21-15; 4. LSU: Carly Morris/Emily Ehrle (L) 17-21, 18-21; 5. LSU: Riley Young/Cheyenne Wood (W) 21-11, 21-14.

Diving

TIGERS AT NCAA QUALIFYING MEET: After one of the most successful Southeastern Conference championships in program history, seven members of the LSU diving team look to punch their tickets to the NCAA championships at the zone diving regionals. Qualifying begin Monday in Iowa City, Iowa.

“We started preparing for this meet on the first day of practice,” diving coach Doug Shaffer said. “We’ve been training and looking forward to this part of the season. At the end of the day we are doing the same lists we’ve done all year.”

The first day of competition opens with the women’s 3-meter springboard and the men’s 3-meter springboard.