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March 14, 2010
LSU Tiger/Wave Classic
New Orleans, LA - Virginia junior golfer Calle Nielson shot 3-under 69 during Sunday's final round to finish second at the Tiger/Wave Golf Classic at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. Nielson finished the three-day tournament at 2-under 214, one shot behind LSU's Megan McChrystal, who managed a birdie on her final hole to secure the victory. Nielson had three birdies and one bogey during her final round.
Behind Nielson's play, No. 18 Virginia finished fifth in the 23-team field that included 16 teams ranked in the current Golfstat top-50. Auburn, ranked No. 2, won the tournament at 25-over 889. TCU was second at 896, No. 7 Alabama was third at 897, No 20 LSU was fourth at 901 and UVa was fifth at 902. The Cavaliers shot 3-over 291 during the final day, their best round of the tournament.
The North Carolina women's golf team fired a seven-over-par 295 in the final round of the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic to finish in eighth place with a 909 total. Junior Sarah Thead was the top Tar Heel as she tied for 15th place with an eight-over 224 total.
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Wake Forest women's golf team posted four of five rounds at par or better on Sunday to finish with the lowest final round of the day at 5-under 283 and took ninth at the Tiger/Wave Classic at English Turn Country Club.
Freshman Michelle Shin made a total of six birdies in her season-low round of 3-under 69 and sophomore Cheyenne Woods posted a bogey-free 2-under 70 to lead the Demon Deacons. Woods finished the tournament tied for 12th at 7-over par while Shin was tied for 15th at 8-over.
As a team, Wake posted a final round of 5-under 283 which is the third-lowest round in school history. Sunday's round followed a couple of frustrating wind-beaten opening rounds of 314 and 315. The Deacons were tied for 19th after Friday's first round and jumped-up to ninth at the end of Sunday at 48-over.
New Orleans, La. - The NC State women's golf team posted its best score of the weekend of +14 (302) to finish 15th at the LSU Tiger/Wave Classic.
The Wolfpack finished the three-day event with a team score of +63 (306-319-302=927) at English Turn Golf & Country Club, a par-72, 6,132-yard layout. NC State wound up defeating three ranked teams among the stacked field of 16 programs ranked in the top-50.
Sophomore Meghan Chapman finished up a very steady tournament with a final-round two-over-par 74 on Sunday to place tied for 20th at +9 (75-76-74=225). Starting from hole No. 7, Chapman was at -1 after her third birdie of the day at No. 2, but she played the final three holes at +4 to finish at two-over for the day.