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Former LSU Golfer Sam Burns Finishes T6 In PGA Event
Men's Golf 07/23/2017

OPELIKA, Alabama Former LSU All-America golfer Sam Burns, who is expected to turn pro in September, gave fans a good look at the possibilities ahead as the Shreveport native posted some amazing numbers in his appearance as an amateur at this weekend's PGA Barbasol Championship.

Former LSU Golfer, Sam Burns, In PGA Event Contention
Men's Golf 07/22/2017

BATON ROUGE Former LSU All-America and 2016-17 national golfer of the year Sam Burns of Shreveport, is in contention for a PGA title as the amateur posted a second straight 66 at the Barbasol Championships at the Grand National Lakes Course in Opelika, Alabama.

Jeansonne Wins U.S. Amateur Qualifier in Mississippi
Men's Golf 07/12/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's representation at the 117th United States Amateur Championship rose to five in Madison, Mississippi, on Monday when rising junior Nathan Jeansonne fired a 4-under 68 and 3-under 69 in two rounds played at Annandale Golf Club to claim a three-shot victory with a total score of 7-under par.

Barbaree Fires Course Record, Qualifies for U.S. Am
Men's Golf 07/07/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU freshman Philip Barbaree opened Thursday's U.S. Amateur qualifier at Texas Star Golf Course with a course record 8-under par 63 in the opening round before closing out medalist honors with a 1-under 70 in the afternoon and final score of 9-under 133 in the 36-hole event held in Euless, Texas.

Gagne Earns PING All-America Honors
Men's Golf 06/23/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU's Luis Gagne cashed in on an outstanding sophomore season with the Tigers on Thursday by earning PING Honorable Mention All-American honors for the second year in a row as he was named by the Golf Coaches Association of America among the top players in all of college golf.

Former LSU Golfer, PGA Star David Toms Enters LSHOF
Men's Golf 06/21/2017

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Burns, Team USA Win Arnold Palmer Cup
Men's Golf 06/12/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU sophomore Sam Burns, the 2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year, helped lead the United States to a decisive victory at the Arnold Palmer Cup this past weekend as the Americans defeated the Europeans by a score of 19.5-11.5 at Atlanta Athletic Club to reclaim the cup.

Burns Wins Barbasol Shootout for PGA Exemption
Men's Golf 06/03/2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio LSU sophomore Sam Burns, the 2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year, earned an exemption to the PGA TOUR's Barbasol Championship next month by firing a competitive course record of 5-under 65 at Scioto Country Club on Saturday afternoon to win the Barbasol Shootout.

Play Burns Named Nicklaus National Player of the Year
Men's Golf 06/01/2017

BATON ROUGE LSU sophomore Sam Burns solidified his status as the top player in college golf for the 2016-17 season on Thursday afternoon when he was announced the recipient of the 2017 NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol in conjunction with The Memorial Tournament.

Burns Named PING First-Team All-American
Men's Golf 05/30/2017

BATON ROUGE Just one day after helping lead LSU to a top-10 team finish at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, sophomore Sam Burns was announced by the Golf Coaches Association among 10 PING First-Team All-Americans on Tuesday while adding to his resume as a National Player of the Year candidate.

Men's Golf Takes Ninth at NCAA Championship
Men's Golf 05/29/2017

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. After 72 holes of stroke-play qualifying at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, the No. 6-seeded LSU Tigers finished one spot and two shots shy of advancing to match play for the fourth-straight season while earning a ninth-place team finish Monday at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club.

Men's Golf Makes 54-Hole Cut at NCAAs
Men's Golf 05/28/2017

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. Sophomore Luis Gagne fired his lowest round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships with a 2-under par 70 in Sunday's third round as LSU made the 54-hole cut in stroke play with the field cut in half to the top-15 teams on the leaderboard in the event at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club.

Men's Golf Posts Number Early in NCAA Round 2
Men's Golf 05/27/2017

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. With senior Brandon Pierce and freshman Philip Barbaree firing matching 4-under 68s and sophomore Sam Burns adding a 3-under 69, No. 6 seed LSU climbed 10 spots in the team standings into a tie for seventh place following Saturday's second round at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

Men's Golf in Red Figures at Suspended NCAA Day 1
Men's Golf 05/26/2017

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. -- Sam Burns was 4-under through 14 holes and Brandon Pierce birdied four-straight on the back nine, as the LSU Men's Golf team held a team score of 3-under in a suspended first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday.

Burns Named Jack Nicklaus Award Finalist
Men's Golf 05/25/2017

BATON ROUGE On the eve of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships, LSU's sophomore All-American Sam Burns was named by the Golf Coaches Association of America among the five finalists for the this year's NCAA Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol.

Men's Golf Ready for NCAA Championships
Men's Golf 05/25/2017

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. Fresh off their historic victory at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional a week ago, the No. 2-ranked LSU Tigers will begin their march toward a national championship Friday as the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships open with the first round of stroke play at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club.

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.