The Tigers won their 4th tournament title of the 2016-17 season!
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Men's Golf Wins Shortened Aggie Invitational

Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
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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.

The final round was called off before it even began after tournament officials first pushed back the start time to 9:30 a.m. CT with each of the 13 teams in the field set to begin play with a shotgun start.

All scores from Saturday’s two rounds were made final as the Tigers took home the team championship with their final score of 11-under 565 that included a 6-under par 282 in the first round and 5-under par 283 in the second round. Baylor was just one shot off the pace in second place at 10-under par, while tournament host and 19th-ranked Texas A&M trailed well back in third place at 1-over par.

LSU picked up its fourth win in 10 team events during the 2016-17 season after also being crowned champion of the Maui Jim and David Toms intercollegiates in the fall and The Prestige at PGA West to open the spring. It also marks the second time that the Tigers have won the Aggie Invitational after also sharing the title with Texas A&M in 2014.

LSU has now won at least four tournament titles in a season three times under head coach Chuck Winstead with four wins also coming in 2010-11 and five wins coming in its NCAA-title-winning campaign in 2014-15.

Sophomore Sam Burns added to his resume as a Ben Hogan Award and Haskins Award favorite at the Aggie Invitational by capturing his 11th top-10 finish in 11 tournament appearances this year as he shared sixth place with senior Brandon Pierce with matching scores of 3-under par 141. Senior Eric Ricard also cracked the Top 10 of the leaderboard in a tie for eighth place overall at 2-under 142.

Rounding out LSU’s lineup this weekend was sophomore Luis Gagne in a tie for 16th place with a final score of 1-over 145 and freshman Philip Barbaree in a tie for 31st place individually at 5-over 149.

The Tigers will have one final opportunity to prepare for the start of the championship season as they host their one-day, 36-hole Tiger Classic on Thursday, April 13, before making their annual trek to St. Simons Island, Georgia, for the 2017 SEC Men’s Golf Championships returning to Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course. They will then host the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional at the University Club from May 15-17.

AGGIE INVITATIONAL – FINAL RESULTS (36 Holes)

TEAM SCORES (Par 576)
1. LSU 282-283 – 565 -11; 2. Baylor 278-288 – 566 -10; 3. Texas A&M 288-289 – 577 +1; 4. Oklahoma State 299-281 – 580 +4; T5. North Carolina 298-283 – 581 +5; T5. Texas 291-290 – 581 +5; 7. Kent State 298-291 – 589 +13; 8. Texas Tech 296-296 – 592 +16; T9. Michigan 301-293 – 594 +18; T9. Arkansas 302-292 – 594 +18; 11. North Texas 305-290 – 595 +19; 12. Texas-San Antonio 307-306 – 613 +37; 13. New Mexico State 311-306 – 617 +41.

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 144)
1. Kyle Mueller, Michigan, 69-69 – 138 -6; T2. Garrett May, Baylor, 67-72 – 139 -5; T2. Cooper Dossey, Baylor, 67-72 – 139 -5; T2. Cameron Champ, Texas A&M, 69-70 – 139 -5; T2. Zachary Olsen, Oklahoma State, 70-69 – 139 -5; T6. Sam Burns, LSU, 71-70 – 141 -3; T6. Brandon Pierce, LSU, 72-69 – 141 -3; T8. Eric Ricard, LSU, 67-75 – 142 -2; T8. Andrew Hudson, North Texas, 69-73 – 142 -2; T8. Luis Garza, Arkansas, 72-70 – 142 -2; T8. Matthew Perrine, Baylor, 72-70 – 142 -2; T8. Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State, 73-69 – 142 -2; T8. Scottie Scheffler, Texas, 71-71 – 142 -2.

LSU SCORES
T6. Sam Burns, 71-70 – 141 -3
T6. Brandon Pierce, 72-69 – 141 -3
T8. Eric Ricard, 67-75 – 142 -2
T16. Luis Gagne, 72-73 – 145 +1
T31. Philip Barbaree, 78-71 – 149 +5

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