HANAHAN – Austin Ernst, a sophomore from Seneca, led LSU to a five-shot win over defending champion North Carolina Tuesday in the Cougar Classic women’s college golf tournament played at Yeamans Hall Club.

The Tigers finished the 54-hole tournament at 16-unde-par 848. Ernst, who won last year’s NCAA individual title, posted a 67 and finished at 13-under 203 to win the individual title by four shots over Tennessee’s Erica Popson.