Gahm Wraps-up play at NCAA Women’s Golf Regional
May 7, 2011
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Indiana University freshman golfer Lindsay Gahm wrapped up her first NCAA regional appearance with a 77 on Saturday, finishing tied for 95th at the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional held at the Warren Course in South Bend, Ind.
Gahm posted rounds of 79-85-77 for a score of 241.
"Lindsay played a pretty sold round, but two mistakes cost her," said head coach Clint Wallman. "She was probably two strokes away from even par. I know she is disappointed with the outcome, but she should feel good about the experience."
Gahm teed off from hole 10 and got off on the right foot with her first birdie of the day. She moved back to even on 12 but added another birdie with a three on the par-4 13th hole. The next three holes were all pars but 17 and 18 tripped her up with a bogey on 17 and a double bogey on 18. Hole 18 proved to be a rough hole for the freshman as she carded a double bogey in each of the three rounds.
Her scored moved back to 1 with her third birdie of the day coming on the par-5 second hole. She had another bogey on four but picked up par on five. That was a significant finish on the fifth hole for game as yesterday she struggled to a nine on the par-5.
A double bogey on six and a bogey on seventh moved her to 5-over for the round, which is where she finished after scores of par on eight and nine.
"Lindsay should come away from this event knowing that she is among the elite college players," Wallman said. "To be successful at any level you will go through growing pains.
"Also, at the championship level, the course will be set up to expose the soft parts of your game. She now knows what she needs to do to tighten up her game and correct those mistakes."