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Men's Golf Sits Second on Day 1 in Lafayette
Men's Golf 02/27/2017

BATON ROUGE After grabbing a 3-shot lead with a 10-under par 278 in the morning round, No. 5-ranked LSU wrapped up Monday's opener at the 32nd-annual Louisiana Classics six shots off the pace in second place with a team score of 1-over 289 in the afternoon and 36-hole score of 9-under 567 at Oakbourne Country Club.

Men's Golf Takes Momentum to Louisiana Classics
Men's Golf 02/26/2017

BATON ROUGE Fresh off their spring-opening victory at The Prestige at PGA West on Wednesday, the No. 5-ranked LSU Tigers will take their momentum to Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette where they square off against another strong field at the 32nd-annual Louisiana Classics hosted by the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Men's Golf Defends Crown at The Prestige
Men's Golf 02/22/2017

LA QUINTA, Calif. Led by a 4-under par 67 in Wednesday's final round and a second-place individual finish by sophomore All-American Sam Burns, No. 3-ranked LSU kept its crown at The Prestige at PGA West while defending its team title with a four-shot victory over Pepperdine in the event held at the Greg Norman Course.

Men's Golf Grabs Round 2 Lead at PGA West
Men's Golf 02/21/2017

LA QUINTA, Calif. The No. 4-ranked LSU Men's Golf team erased a 10-shot deficit to Stanford and Pepperdine at the start of Tuesday's second round at The Prestige at PGA West as the Tigers fired the lowest team score in the field with a 6-under par 278 to grab a one-shot lead after 36 holes at the Greg Norman Course.

Ricard Opens The Prestige in Red Figures
Men's Golf 02/20/2017

LA QUINTA, Calif. Senior All-American Eric Ricard broke par in his first round of the spring season as he carded a 1-under par 70 on the Greg Norman Course to lead the No. 4-ranked LSU Tigers in Monday's opener at The Prestige at PGA West as he finished the day in a tie for 12th place in the 17th-annual event held at PGA West.

Men's Golf Ready to Defend Title at The Prestige
Men's Golf 02/19/2017

BATON ROUGE The No. 4-ranked LSU Men's Golf team is ready to shake off the rust from its winter break and defend its team championship at The Prestige at PGA West as the 2017 spring season kicks off with the 17th-annual event beginning with Monday's opening round at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California.

Burns Named to Hogan Award Watch List
Men's Golf 02/08/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns was named among 28 players from across the country in the NCAA Division I ranks to the initial 2017 Ben Hogan Award Watch List on Wednesday afternoon in a joint announcement Wednesday by Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and Golf Coaches Association of America.

Sam Burns Named Amateur of the Month
Men's Golf 12/19/2016

BATON ROUGE LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns was recently honored by the Southern Golf Association as the organization's Amateur of the Month for November on the strength of his victory at the 2016 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic where he won by three shots at El Paso Country Club.

Two Tigers Earn Web.com Status at Q School
Men's Golf 12/12/2016

BATON ROUGE Former LSU Tigers Ken Looper and Ben Taylor were among 52 golfers improving their Web.com Tour status for the 2017 season at the Web.com Tour Q School Finals this weekend as Looper tied for eighth place and Taylor tied for 19th place in the event held at Orange County National in Winter Garden, Florida.

Pierce Receives David Toms Award on Golf Channel
Men's Golf 12/09/2016

ORLANDO, Fla. LSU senior All-American Brandon Pierce was announced Friday as the recipient of the 2016 David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award presented by the American Junior Golf Association in conjunction with the Golf Coaches Association of America as he was honored live on Golf Channel's Morning Drive program.

LSU Athletics' GSR Score Reaches All-Time High
Athletic Dept. 11/30/2016

BATON ROUGE Success for LSU student-athletes in the classroom reached an all-time high as the NCAA recently reported the Graduation Success Rate score of 88 for the Tigers, four points better than the previous high which was set a year ago.

Burns Cracks Top 5 in Palmer Cup Ranking
Men's Golf 11/23/2016

BATON ROUGE On the strength of a fall season in which he picked up two tournament titles and did not finish outside the Top 10 in any of his six starts, LSU All-American Sam Burns cracked the Top 5 of the initial Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking released by the Golf Coaches Association of America as the No. 3-ranked American.

Burns Wins Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic
Men's Golf 11/13/2016

EL PASO, Texas LSU sophomore Sam Burns added his name alongside many of the all-time greats of the game when he fired a 5-under par 66 in Sunday's final round to claim a three-shot victory with a final score of 12-under par 201 at the 2016 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club.

Men's Golf Alums Advance in Web.com Q School
Men's Golf 11/12/2016

BATON ROUGE Three former LSU golfers took a big step toward earning their Web.com Tour status for the 2017 season on Friday as Ken Looper, Ben Taylor and Zach Wright each advanced to the Web.com Tour Q School Finals in December by finishing among the Top 18 in their respective second stage tournaments.

Men's Golf Inks Three on Signing Day
Men's Golf 11/09/2016

BATON ROUGE As American citizens took to the polls Tuesday to shape the landscape of their country for the next four years on Election Day, the LSU Men's Golf program did the same on National Signing Day on Wednesday by signing three of the nation's top recruits in the Class of 2017 to National Letters of Intent.

Burns Leads Men's Golf to Third in Fall Finale
Men's Golf 11/06/2016

LAHAINA, Maui Not since Tommie Mudd at the 1985 LSU Invitational had an LSU Tiger fired 9-under par in a single round until sophomore All-American Sam Burns lit up Ka'anapali Golf Club with a bogey-free 9-under par 62 in Sunday's final round to lead the third-ranked Tigers to third place at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic.

Men's Golf Remains Second on Day 2 in Hawaii
Men's Golf 11/05/2016

LAHAINA, Maui With sophomore Nathan Jeansonne firing a team-low 4-under 67, senior Brandon Pierce carding a 3-under 68, and sophomore Sam Burns adding a 1-under 70, the third-ranked LSU Tigers held their position in second place after Saturday's second round at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic held at Ka'anapali Golf Club.

Men's Golf in Contention on Day 1 in Hawaii
Men's Golf 11/04/2016

LAHAINA, Maui Senior All-American Brandon Pierce and sophomore All-American Sam Burns fired No. 3-ranked LSU into contention on the first day of action at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic as the Tigers broke par in Saturday's opening round with a team score of 1-under par 283 at Ka'anapali Golf Club to finish one shot back.

Men's Golf Wraps Up Fall Season in Hawaii
Men's Golf 11/03/2016

BATON ROUGE The No. 3-ranked LSU Men's Golf team will wrap up its 2016 fall season with a trip to the islands this weekend while teeing it up at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic beginning Friday at the Royal Course at Ka'anapali Golf Club in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Each of the three rounds will begin with a 1:30 p.m. CT shotgun start.

Burns, Gagne Lead Men's Golf in Georgia
Men's Golf 10/23/2016

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sophomore Luis Gagne fired the team's low round Sunday with a 4-under par 68 and fellow sophomore Sam Burns cracked the Top 10 of the final leaderboard as the top Tiger for the weekend to lead LSU to an 11th-place team finish at this year's Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate at the Lakeside Course.

Burns Battles for Fourth Top 10 After 36 Holes
Men's Golf 10/22/2016

ALPHARETTA, Ga. All-American Sam Burns will battle for a fourth-straight top-10 finish to open his sophomore season after posting a team-low even-par 72 in Saturday's second round at the Creekside Course with LSU wrapping up the day in 12th place overall at 15-over par for the weekend at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.

Burns Leads Tigers on Day 1 in Georgia
Men's Golf 10/21/2016

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Sophomore All-American Sam Burns continued his red-hot start to the season Friday as he fired a 3-under par 69 with seven birdies and four bogeys on his scorecard at the par-72 Lakeside Course to set the early pace for No. 1-ranked LSU on the opening day of action at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.

LSU At the Game: Seniors Seek Second NCAA Title
Men's Golf 10/20/2016

"Brotherhood." That's the word defensive back Dwayne Thomas chose to describe his relationship with his Tiger teammates over the past five years.

Men's Golf Eyes Third-Straight Title in Georgia
Men's Golf 10/20/2016

BATON ROUGE After wins at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and David Toms Intercollegiate in recent weeks, the No. 2-ranked LSU Tigers eyes their third-straight tournament title at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate this weekend as the tournament will be held on both the Lakeside and Creekside courses beginning Friday.

Play Four Tigers, LSU Take Toms Intercollegiate Honors
Men's Golf 10/09/2016

BATON ROUGE Four LSU Tiger golfers tied for medalist honors as LSU easily walked away with the team title in the annual David Toms Intercollegiate Sunday at the University Club.