BATON ROUGE – Former LSU golfer Ken Looper earned his spot in the field for the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans being held this weekend by firing a 10-under par 62 to win medalist honors during Monday’s tournament qualifier held at La Tour Golf Club in Mathews, La.
Looper is one of three former Tigers in the field competing at TPC Louisiana in Avondale this weekend as he joins a pair of Masters qualifiers in David Toms and John Peterson.
Looper fired a tournament-low of 10-under 62 to claim the first of four qualifying spots in the field this weekend as he was followed by two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen with a 7-under 65, as well as Matt Fast in second place at 9-under 63 and Zack Fischer in a tie for third place with Janzen at 7-under 65.
A native of Mandeville, La., Looper played his senior season with the Tigers in 2011 while earning PING All-Southeast Region honors to wrap up his collegiate career. He is also a former Louisiana Amateur champion and All-Sun Belt Conference selection during his three seasons at the University of New Orleans from 2007-10 as the leader of the Privateers.
Looper and Peterson were teammates during the same 2010-11 season in which Peterson was crowned the NCAA Individual Champion with his performance at the 2011 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships.