2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Played in four tournament during his junior season in 2012-13 … Finished the season with a scoring average of 76.18 strokes per round in 11 rounds played on the season … Won the individual title at the South Alabama Individual Tournament held at Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course in Mobile, Ala. … Fired rounds of 1-over 72 and even-par 71 to take the title with a 36-hole score of 1-over par 143 … Cracked LSU’s five-man lineup at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic in the fall and Louisiana Classics in the spring … Opened the season by tying for 62nd place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic with his score of 12-over par 228 at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Ga. … Posted three-straight rounds of 4-over par 76 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic … Tied for 48th place at the Louisiana Classics with another score of 12-over par 228 in the event held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette … Tied for 33rd place at LSU’s David Toms Intercollegiate, posting a tournament score of 23-over 239 at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Followed the collegiate season by claiming a top-five finish on the leaderboard at the 94th Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship held at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport … Earned a third-place finish at the LGA Amateur Championship with an impressive score of 4-under par 212 in the state’s premier amateur tournament … Also made his debut at the United States Amateur Championship … Competed in stroke play qualifying at the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. … Received his first selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom … Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Made seven tournament appearances for the Tigers in 2011-12, including four starts as a member of LSU’s five-man starting lineup … Slashed nearly one full stroke from his freshman scoring average with a 74.47 stroke average in 19 rounds played during his sophomore campaign … Played seven rounds at par or better … Fired a season-low 1-under par 215 in 54 holes at the Louisiana Classics while helping lead the Tigers to the team title by tying for 12th place on the final leaderboard … Also cracked LSU’s lineup in a team victory at the Argent Financial Classic by tying for 26th place with a tournament score of 5-over 221 … Tied for 28th place as a member of the starting lineup at both the David Toms Intercollegiate and Isleworth Collegiate Invitational during the fall campaign … Earned his third career top-10 finish by tying for ninth place at the Squire Creek Invitational, where he posted an even-par 216 at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. … Opened the season by shooting a 5-over 77 to finish in eighth place for the LSU vs. Centenary stroke play match … Also saw action as an individual in LSU’s regular-season finale at the LSU National Invitational, finishing in 58th place … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Earned four tournament appearances for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2010-11 … Played as an individual four times … Made his collegiate debut at the Squire Creek Invitational held Oct. 4-5 at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. … Finished in a tie for fourth place on the leaderboard with his debut after firing a 2-over par 218 at the par-72 layout … Fired a season-low 1-under par 71 in the second round at Squire Creek en route to his first career top-10 finish … Returned to Squire Creek Country Club on March 13-15 to compete as an individual at the Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic … Tied for 15th place on the leaderboard with a tournament score of 6-over 222 … Posted rounds of even-par 72 in the final round at the Squire Creek Invitational and second round of the Louisiana Tech Bulldog Classic at Squire Creek Country Club … Also appeared in two home tournaments for the Tigers during his freshman campaign … Tied for 50th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate held Oct. 18-19 at the Country Club of Louisiana after posting a 10-over 226 in three rounds … Finished the season by finishing alone in 46th place at the LSU National Invitational held April 2-3 at The University Club, where he shot a 21-over 237 in three rounds … Wrapped up the season with a 75.25 scoring average in 12 rounds played … Posted three rounds at par or better … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2010 … Also ranked among the top prep prospects nationally in the Class of 2010 when he signed with LSU in November 2009 … Was the No. 42-ranked recruit in his signing class by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard … A product of the golf program at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge under the direction of head coach Andrew Wyly … Wrapped up his high school career by capturing three-straight Class 2A individual state championships … Captured the individual state crown in 2009 with an outstanding score of 7-under par 137 at Copper Mill Golf Club in Zachary, including a 3-under 69 in the first round and a 4-under 68 in the second round … Was an alternate for the 2009 United States Junior Amateur Championship following his junior season … A member of the American Junior Golf Association during his prep career … Earned a total of six top-10 finishes in AJGA sponsored events … Took home the individual title at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Grand National during the 2007 season … Finished in second place in three AJGA events, which includes the 2008 Dalhousie Junior Championship, 2009 AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T and 2010 Bass Pro Shops/Payne Stewart Junior Championship … Was also a soccer star at Episcopal High School, where he earned four letters as a forward and center midfielder … Was named an all-metro selection for soccer following his senior season … Finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer in goals and assists … Selected to The Advocate Star of Stars for golf in his junior and senior seasons in 2009 and 2010.
Full name is Landon David Lyons … Born on Dec. 26, 1991 … Parents are Lance and Dawn Lyons … Has an older sister, Katherine … Plays right-handed … Plans to pursue a degree in marketing at LSU.