Philip

Barbaree

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Golfer
Height: 5'11"
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Shreveport, La.
High School: C.E. Byrd HS
Major: Business
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Enrolled at LSU for the 2017 spring semester after signing his National Letter of Intent with the Tigers in November 2016 as the No. 1 high school recruit in the United States his signing class ... Appeared in all nine tournaments for the Tigers during the 2017 spring season ... Ended the season with a 73.68 scoring average in 25 competitive rounds played on the year ... Tied for 43rd place at both the SEC and NCAA championships while cracking the lineup in his first postseason at LSU ... Posted an 8-over par 218 at the SEC Championships at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course in St. Simons Island, Georgia, before finishing the NCAA Championships with a score of 6-over 294 in four rounds played at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Illinois ... Appearance at the NCAA Championships included a season-low 4-under 68 in the second round of stroke play ... Helped lead the Tigers to their fourth-straight top-10 national finish while finishing ninth as a team at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships ... Shot 8-over 224 to tie for 24th place on the final leaderboard at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional held at the University Club ... Made his collegiate debut at The Prestige at PGA West where he helped the Tigers win the team title with a 54-hole tournament score of 7-over 220 to tie for 31st place in his debut for LSU ... Earned his first career top-10 finish at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette while firing a season-low 1-over 217 to tie for 10th place ... Also teed it up at the General Hackler Championship (t15), Valspar Collegiate Invitational (t25), Aggie Invitational (t31) and Tiger Classic (t23) during the 2017 spring season ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arguably the top recruit in the country in the Class of 2017 … Concurrently held the No. 1 ranking in the World Junior Golf Ranking and each of the Golfweek, National Junior Golf Scoreboard and AJGA Polo Junior Golf rankings during the 2015 season … Crowned the 2015 United States Junior Amateur Champion after scoring a match-play victory in 37 holes in the nation's most prestigious junior championship held at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, South Carolina … Also took home the title at the 2015 American Junior Golf Association Rolex Tournament of Champions with a record-setting performance at the Crosswater Course in Sunriver, Oregon … Was the wire-to-wire winner with an AJGA 72-hole record of 24-under par 264 to win going away by 14 strokes on the final leaderboard … Fired rounds of 6-under 66, 4-under 68, 8-under 64 and 6-under 66 to set the AJGA scoring record at the 2015 Rolex Tournament of Champions … 2015 season was also highlighted by tying for ninth place at the AJGA's Polo Junior Golf Classic and finishing runner-up at the prestigious Trans-Mississippi Amateur Championship … Represented the United States as a member of Team USA at the 2015 Spirit International, winning three gold medals in the individual and team competitions … Honored for his performance in 2015 as the AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year and a First-Team Rolex Junior All-American … Two-time West Team member at the AJGA's Wyndham Cup in his career … Four times a member of the AJGA Gary Gilchrist Junior All-Star Team from 2011-14 … Has been named an AJGA Rolex Junior All-American four times during his junior golf career, including three honorable mention selections in 2012, 2014 and 2016 along with his first-team selection in 2015 … His 2016 season has been highlighted by a fifth-place individual finish at the AJGA PING Invitational, as well as a tie for 14th place at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf and a tie for 15th place in his title defense at the Rolex Tournament of Champions … Signed with the Tigers following the 2016 season as the No. 8-ranked junior prospect nationally in the Class of 2017 in both the Golfweek and National Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings … Also signed his National Letter of Intent as the No. 15-ranked junior golfer nationwide in the AJGA Polo Junior Golf Rankings … Twice the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Division I individual state champion in 2014 and 2015 … Smashed the scoring record at the Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship in 2014 with a winning score of 19-under 197 at Links on the Bayou, including rounds of 10-under 62 in the first round, 3-under 69 in the second round and 6-under 66 in the final round … Has been honored throughout his junior golf career for his performance on and off the course … A recipient of the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award in 2016 … Also named the Shreveport Times Sportsperson of the Year and Independence Bowl Carl Milkovich Sportsperson of the Year and recipient of the Mason Lodge Honesty and Integrity Award and Paul S. Simon Character Award at Sage Valley Junior Invitational in 2015.

PERSONAL
Full name is Philip Royce Barbaree, Jr. … Born on June 19, 1998 … Parents are Phil and Karen Barbaree … Has two older sisters, Catherine and Caroline … An honor student during his prep career at C.E. Byrd High School with a 4.644 weighted grade-point average … Member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life Bible Study and Key Club as a high school student … Involved with the AJGA Leadership Links with the American Diabetes Association … Plans to major in business at LSU.

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