BATON ROUGE, La. – Vanderbilt tied for second at the two-day, 54-hole LSU Tiger Golf Classic with two women’s golfers finishing Wednesday among the top-10 individuals.
Vanderbilt (286-290-298) battled tough conditions at the par-72 University Club track and was matched in the second slot with Ole Miss, as host LSU took home top team honors.
“I couldn’t be prouder of this team, and this is a great way to end the regular season,” head coach Greg Allen said. “We feel like we have a lot of momentum heading to SEC Championships. I saw a lot of fight in our girls today after a shaky start. The conditions were tough. The wind was really blowing and the course was set up with some tucked hole locations. There were a few times when I thought it might get away from us, but they hung in there.”
Louise Yu (71-73-71) shelved a fourth-place finish capped with a three-birdie final round to finish at 1-under for the event. She was joined in the top 10 by red-hot Celina Sattelkau (71-73-73), who has now finished seven of her past eight tournament appearances inside the top 15 – which is believed to be a first for the Commodore program.
“It was really nice to see Louise post a top-five finish,” Allen added. “She was solid the last couple days and is playing really great golf right now. She’s showing some great senior leadership for us. Celina continues to do her thing and got another top-10 finish.”
Austin Kim, who arrived at the event fresh off a top-25 finish at the August National Women’s Amateur, tied for 20th after rounds of 72-72-77. Kim made the turn in her final round at 2-over, but scratched away with birdies on three of her next four holes to get to even-par before losing steam over the final stretch.
Tess Davenport (72-79-79) tied for 55th and Morgan Baxendale closed with a final-round 77.
LSU’s Ingrd Lindblad (71-70-70) was 5-under-par to claim top individual honors.
“Now, the important thing for us is to make sure we get as much rest as possible before Monday,” Allen said.
The Dores now turn their attention to the SEC Championships (April 13-18) contested at Greystone Golf and Country Club’s Legacy Course in Birmingham, Alabama.