EUGENE, Ore. — LSU senior golfer Elise Bradley posted a 3-over par 75 in the second round of the NCAA women’s golf championship Saturday to stand at 3-over 147 halfway through the medal competition at the Eugene Country Club.
After Sunday’s third round of medal play the field will be cut to the top 15 teams and the top nine individuals who are not on the advanceing team.
Bradley is tied for 54th in the field of 132.
Gold Rush lose to Grizzlies, finish as NAIA runner-up: In Mobile, Alabama, the Xavier University men’s tennis team built an early lead Saturday before losing 5-2 to Georgia Gwinnett in the final of the NAIA national championship.
The Gold Rush (17-8), ranked and seeded third, finished as national runner-up. This was the first Xavier team in any sport to reach an NAIA final.
The Grizzlies (26-0), a unanimous No. 1 in every coaches poll this season, won their third consecutive NAIA championship and stretched their winning streak to 32 matches. They were 2-0 this season against Xavier.
Xavier won 2-of-3 doubles. Tushar Mandlekar and Adam Albrecht of the Gold Rush defeated Gilad Berman and Lachlan McPhee 8-5, then Xavier took a 2-0 lead when Kyle Montrel and Karan Salwan won 8-3 against Matias Hatem and Connor Clements, the ITA’s third-ranked NAIA doubles team.
But Xavier missed a doubles sweep by losing in a tiebreaker for the second straight day. Thomas Setodji and Kevin Chaouat led 6-4 and 7-6 against the nationally top-ranked tandem of Kevin Konfederak and Jordan Cox, but Gwinnett tamdum rallied for a 9-8 (7-3) decision.
Georgia Gwinnett then won four consecutive singles matches and led in the two unfinished matches. Berman beat Chaouat 6-1, 6-0, Konfederak defeated Salwan 6-2, 6-4, Clements beat Albrecht 6-0, 6-4 and Hatem clinched with the title with a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Montrel.