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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.

Men's Golf Final Round Called Off for Rain
Men's Golf 03/12/2017

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Due to inclement weather expected on the course throughout the day, Sunday's final round at the 16th-annual General Hackler Championship has been called off before the start of play as the No. 5-ranked LSU Tigers officially finish in third place with their 36-hole score of 3-under par 573.

Men's Golf Third in Myrtle Beach After Two Rounds
Men's Golf 03/11/2017

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Senior All-American Brandon Pierce opened his spring season Saturday by firing rounds of 2-under 70 and even-par 72 to lead the No. 5-ranked LSU Tigers into third place on the opening day of the 16th-annual General Hackler Championship being held this weekend at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

Men's Golf Continues Spring in Myrtle Beach
Men's Golf 03/10/2017

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. With the spring season well underway following its victory at The Prestige at PGA West and third-place finish at the Louisiana Classics, No. 5-ranked LSU continues its march toward postseason play at the 16th-annual General Hackler Championship beginning Saturday at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

Sam Burns Tops Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking
Men's Golf 03/09/2017

BATON ROUGE Just one day after climbing into the No. 1 spot in the latest Golfweek individual player rankings, LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns topped the latest Arnold Palmer Cup Ranking released on Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America as the No. 1-ranked American in the running for Team USA.

Burns Named SEC Golfer of the Week
Men's Golf 03/01/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's sophomore All-American and National Player of the Year candidate Sam Burns was honored Wednesday as the SEC Men's Golf of the Week after opening his spring season with a second-place finish at The Prestige at PGA West and victory at the Louisiana Classics in what has been an eventful last eight days.

Burns Wins Third Title of Season in Lafayette
Men's Golf 02/28/2017

LAFAYETTE, La. Two eagles at the par-five seventh and par-five 11th holes helped LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns overturn a two-shot deficit at the start of day and take home a one-shot victory with a 4-under par 68 in Tuesday's final round at the 32nd-annual Louisiana Classics held this week at Oakbourne Country Club.

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.