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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.

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.