Men's Golf - Archives 2016-17

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Two Graduates to Tee Off at NCAA Championships
Men's Golf 05/22/2017

BATON ROUGE Two recent college graduates will feature in LSU's lineup at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships later this week as Brandon Pierce and Eric Ricard lead the Tigers into their season finale for the third-straight season after receiving their degrees during commencement exercises held on May 12.

Play Burns-Led Golf Wins Program's First NCAA Regional Title
Men's Golf 05/17/2017

BATON ROUGE -- For the first in program history, the LSU men's golf team captured an NCAA Regional title. The Tigers led wire-to-wire in the 54-hold event before finishing off a eight-stroke victory over Duke on Wednesday at the University Club.

Play Men's Golf Takes Step Toward Regional Title
Men's Golf 05/16/2017

BATON ROUGE The top-seeded LSU Tigers took another step toward their first ever regional championship Tuesday at the University Club as they wrapped up the second round of the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional seven shots clear of the field at the top of the standings with a two-day total of 4-under par 572.

Play Men's Golf Tops Baton Rouge Regional on Day 1
Men's Golf 05/15/2017

BATON ROUGE The NCAA Baton Rouge Regional opened with a record-setting round Monday at the University Club as LSU's Sam Burns tied the collegiate competitive course record of 7-under par 65 to lead the No. 1-seeded Tigers into first place with a collegiate team record 12-under par 276 on the first day of action.

Play Men's Golf Set to Host Baton Rouge Regional
Men's Golf 05/14/2017

BATON ROUGE The road to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships rolls through The University Club this week as the No. 6-ranked and No. 1-seeded LSU Tigers play host to a loaded field of 14 teams and five individuals teeing it up at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional beginning Monday at 8 a.m. CT.

Play Men's Golf Earns Top Seed in NCAA Regional
Men's Golf 05/04/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU Tigers will play as a No. 1 seed in NCAA Regional play for the first time in program history as they prepare to host the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional scheduled for May 15-17 at the University Club.

Burns, Gagne Named to All-SEC Golf Teams
Men's Golf 05/03/2017

BATON ROUGE Two members of the No. 3-ranked LSU Men's Golf team were honored by the Southeastern Conference on Wednesday afternoon as Sam Burns was named the SEC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-SEC performer and Luis Gagne picked up a Second-Team All-SEC selection for the 2016-17 season.

Burns Named Nicklaus Award Semifinalist
Men's Golf 05/02/2017

BATON ROUGE Just three weeks after being named a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns was chosen as a semifinalist for the 2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Men's Golf Falls to Alabama in SEC Quarters
Men's Golf 04/23/2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Despite sophomore Luis Gagne putting the Tigers on the board with a 3-and-2 victory over Steven Setterstrom, the third-ranked and No. 3-seeded LSU Men's Golf team fell to No. 6 seed Alabama, 3.5-1.5, in its match play quarterfinal Sunday to close out the 2017 SEC Men's Golf Championships.

Men's Golf Locks Up No. 3 Seed in SEC Match Play
Men's Golf 04/22/2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. The No. 3-ranked LSU Tigers closed out stroke-play qualifying at the 2017 SEC Men's Golf Championships with a 5-under par round of 275 on Saturday to lock up the No. 3 seed in match play and set up a quarterfinal match No. 6 seed and No. 36-ranked Alabama on Sunday beginning at 7:20 a.m. CT.

Men's Golf Fourth in SEC Championship Opener
Men's Golf 04/21/2017

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. Sophomore All-American Luis Gagne wrapped up Friday's opener at the 2017 SEC Men's Golf Championships in a tie for fourth place individually at 3-under par for the day to lead No. 3 LSU into sole possession of fourth place in the team standings at 2-over par at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course.

Runion Repeats as Strickland Award Finalist
Men's Golf 04/20/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's Garrett Runion has been named a finalist for the Jan Strickland Award for the second-straight season as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced its six candidates Thursday for the prestigious award recognizing the nation's top assistant coach in college golf each season.

Men's Golf Ready for SEC Championships
Men's Golf 04/20/2017

BATON ROUGE A new match-play format welcomes the third-ranked LSU Tigers and the rest of the 14-team field arriving in St. Simons Island, Georgia, this weekend as the 2017 Southeastern Conference Men's Golf Championships return to Sea Island Golf Club with stroke-play qualifying beginning Friday at the Seaside Course.

Gymnastics, Golf to Host NCAA Regional Championships
Athletic Dept. 04/18/2017

BATON ROUGE The LSU gymnastics, men's golf and women's golf programs will each host NCAA Regional Championships between 2019 and 2021, the NCAA Announced Tuesday.

Men's Golf Sweeps Tiger Classic Event
Men's Golf 04/13/2017

BATON ROUGE Fourth-ranked LSU swept its own Tiger Classic on Thursday afternoon as the Tigers scored a 15-shot victory in their seven-team field with a winning 6-over par 582 and sophomore Nathan Jeansonne won medalist honors with a brilliant 9-under par 135 in the 36-hole event held at the University Club.

Burns Named Hogan Award Semifinalist
Men's Golf 04/12/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU sophomore Sam Burns, the No. 1-ranked player in college golf in the latest Golfweek individual player rankings, was named Wednesday among the 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award in a joint announcement by Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Men's Golf to Host Tiger Classic Thursday
Men's Golf 04/12/2017

BATON ROUGE The No. 4-ranked LSU Tigers will prepare for the SEC Championships next week by playing host to the one-day, 36-hole Tiger Classic on Thursday as they welcome the likes of No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 27 Arkansas, Centenary, McNeese State, New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana to the University Club.

Men's Golf Wins Shortened Aggie Invitational
Men's Golf 04/02/2017

BRYAN, Texas With Sunday's final round of the Aggie Invitational canceled due to weather, No. 5-ranked LSU was officially crowned the team champion of the event with its 36-hole score of 11-under par 565 on Saturday at Traditions Golf Club. No. 2-ranked Baylor finished one shot back in second place at 10-under par.

Men's Golf Takes Lead at Aggie Invitational
Men's Golf 04/01/2017

BRYAN, Texas After finishing the first round five shots off the pace with an opening score of 6-under par 282 in the morning, fifth-ranked LSU took a one shot lead in the second round with a 5-under 283 in the afternoon for a 36-hole score of 11-under 565 on Saturday at the Aggie Invitational being held at Traditions Golf Club.

Men's Golf Ready for Aggie Invitational
Men's Golf 03/31/2017

BATON ROUGE The No. 5-ranked LSU Men's Golf team looks to build momentum ahead of the championship season as it heads to Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas, this weekend for the 2017 Aggie Invitational hosted by Texas A&M as each of the 13 teams in the field are set to play 36 holes in Saturday's opener.

Men's Golf Ties for Fourth at The Valspar
Men's Golf 03/21/2017

PALM CITY, Fla. Tuesday's final round at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational saw LSU sophomore Sam Burns earn his 10th-straight top-10 finish in 10 tournament starts this season as he matched his 2-under par round of 69 from Monday's second round to finish even-par for the week in a tie for fourth place on the final leaderboard.

Burns Edges Closer to Another Top 10 Finish
Men's Golf 03/20/2017

PALM CITY, Fla. Sophomore Sam Burns rebounded from an opening-round 4-over par 75 on Sunday with a 2-under par 69 in Monday's second round at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational as the nation's No. 1-ranked player edged closer to his 10th-straight top-10 finish in the event being held this week at Floridian Golf Club.

Men's Golf Opens Valspar in Sixth Place
Men's Golf 03/19/2017

PALM CITY, Fla. The fifth-ranked LSU Tigers opened the Valspar Collegiate Invitational with a team score of 13-over par 297 to sit in sixth place among the field of 14 teams as senior Brandon Pierce led the way with his 2-over 73 and senior Eric Ricard followed with a 3-over 74 during Sunday's first round at Floridian Golf Club.

Men's Golf Continues Spring Season in Palm City
Men's Golf 03/18/2017

BATON ROUGE With the 2017 spring season now in full swing, the LSU Men's Golf team continues its march toward the championship season this week with its annual trip to Palm City, Florida, where the Tigers tee off in Sunday's opening round at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational being held over three days at Floridian Golf Club.

Burns Named to Arnold Palmer Cup Team
Men's Golf 03/16/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU sophomore Sam Burns will lead the United States into international competition this summer as he was officially named to Team USA for the Arnold Palmer Cup with the announcement coming during Thursday's opening round at the PGA TOUR's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.