__WILMINGTON, N.C.—LSU junior__Megan McChrystal and her coach, Karen Bahnsen, were going to spend the afternoon at the beach after finishing up the final round at the NCAA Championship during the morning wave. Yet her plans changed after shooting a championship record eight-under 64 to finish the tournament at five-under 283.
The 22-year-old junior from Stuart, Fla., is currently in fifth place, three back of third-round leader__Jennifer Johnson__ of Arizona State. All four players ahead of her on the leader board at CC of Landfall still have to play their final rounds.
"I didn't really know what I was shooting. I was just playing golf and making putts today. I wasn't keeping track of the score," said McChrystal, who made nine birdies, offset by one bogey.
Indeed, it wasn't until McChrystal rolled in her ninth birdie of the day on the 18th, when she turned to Bahnsen and asked where she stood.
The 64 was also a school and course record. The previous NCAA Championship mark was 65, set by four different players, most Grace Park of Arizona State in 1998.
McChrystal now will spend a little more time at the course, watching to see if the leaders might fall back under the final-round pressure.