Women's golf jumps to No. 5 in first Spring poll

Women's golf jumps to No. 5 in first Spring poll
Photo by Steve Franz, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
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POSTED: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 8:04pm

 The LSU women's golf team will go into next week's LSU Tiger Golf Classic ranked No. 5 in the latest National Golf Coaches Association poll announced this week.

The Lady Tigers, winners in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic to open the spring season, have won three tournaments this year, behind only the four wins of No. 1 UCLA. LSU was bumped up two spots from the final fall poll, from seventh to fifth.

UCLA received 22 of the 24 first place votes to remain No. 1, while Alabama remained No. 2, receiving the other two first place votes. USC (3) and Auburn (4) switched spots from the final fall poll with the LSU in five. Vanderbilt fell to sixth; Arizona State is seventh up from ninth. Georgia and Oklahoma State are tied for eighth and Arizona made the biggest jump from 23rd to round out the top 10.

Several teams in the poll will be coming to The University Club in Baton Rouge for the LSU Tiger Golf Classic including No. 6 Vandy, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 14 Tennessee and 23rd-ranked North Carolina State. Also in the field are Purdue, TCU and Virginia, all receiving votes in the latest NGCA poll.

The first round of the event is Friday, March 9, following the college-am on the afternoon of March 8. The 54-hole event concludes on Sunday, March 11 and admission is free for spectators.

NGCA Division I College Coaches Poll
(First Place Vote in Parenthesis)

Rank,Team, Points, Last
1. UCLA (22), 595, 1
2. Alabama (2), 569, 2
3. USC, 532, 4
4. Auburn, 531, 3
5. LSU, 478, 7
6. Vanderbilt, 460, 5
7. Arizona State, 430, 9
8. Georgia, 381, 11
8. Oklahoma State, 381, 8
10. Arizona, 375, 23
11. North Carolina, 357, 6
12. Duke, 317, 14
13. Washington, 277, 10
14. Tennessee, 256, 15
15. California, 210, 20
16. Baylor, 209, 21
16. Florida, 209, 12
18. Ohio State, 188, 18
19. Texas A&M, 160, 17
20. Colorado, 137, 24
21. Texas, 136, 13
22. Pepperdine, 115, NR
23. North Carolina State, 102, 16
24. Oregon, 98, 19
25. Oklahoma, 49, NR

Also receiving votes: UC Davis 48; Purdue 44; TCU 29; Michigan State 25; Stanford 23; South Carolina 15; Virginia 14; Tulane 10; Wake Forest 10; Arkansas 6; Texas Tech 6.

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