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Austin Gutgsell
Height: 6'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: Mandeville HS
Major: Finance
Born: 03/27/1990
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Austin Gutgsell Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/12/2012

2012 LSU National Invitational Champion
2012 SEC Men's Golfer of the Week (April 4)
2012 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2011 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 David Toms Intercollegiate Champion
2010 Golfweek National Player of the Week (Oct. 25)
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
Made 34 tournament appearances in his four seasons with the Tigers from 2008-12 ... Finished his career with a 74.40 scoring average in 99 rounds played as an LSU Tiger ... Finished his career with five top-five finishes, five top-10 finishes and eight top-20 finishes ... Captured two tournament titles during his collegiate career ... Won the individual crown at the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate and 2012 LSU National Invitational ... Is one of only six LSU Tigers to win at least two tournament titles since 1982 ... Fired a career-low 54-hole score of 10-under 216 while winning the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate held at the Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge ... Wrapped up his collegiate career with his career-low stroke average of 73.0 as a senior in 2011-12 ... Graduated from LSU in May 2012 with a degree in marketing.

SENIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Wrapped up his collegiate career with an impressive senior season in which he earned three top-10 and four top-20 finishes in his nine tournament appearances for the Tigers in 2011-12 ... Finished as the team's third-leading scorer with a career-low 73.0 stroke average in 25 rounds played on the campaign ... Eclipsed his previous career best scoring average of 74.33 set as a freshman in 2008-09 ... Captured his second collegiate victory at the LSU National Invitational by firing a season-low 54-hole score of 9-under par 207 at the University Club in Baton Rouge ... Followed back-to-back scores of 1-under 71 with a career-low 7-under 65 in the final round to earn a one-stroke victory over teammate Smylie Kaufman on the final leaderboard ... Was honored as the SEC Men's Golfer of the Week following his victory ... Helped lead LSU to the team title at the Argent Financial Classic by tying for fourth place on the leaderboard with a total score of 3-under 213 in the event held at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. ... Tied for 44th place at the SEC Men's Golf Championships ... Wrapped up the season by tying for 74th place at the NCAA Palo Alto Regional held at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif. ... Cracked the Top 20 by tying for 11th place at the Squire Creek Invitational with a score of 1-over 217 in his first 54-hole tournament of the fall season ... Posted the fourth-best round of the LSU vs. Centenary stroke play match during the fall with a 2-over 74 at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport ... Also saw action at the David Toms Intercollegiate during the fall and Louisiana Classics and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate during the spring ... Made his PGA Tour debut following his senior season with an appearance at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. ... Won the tournament qualifier by firing a 6-under par 66 at the East Course at Windyke Country Club ... Did not make the cut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic ... Earned his third varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
One of the key contributors to LSU's most successful season in more than a decade ... Appeared in 11 tournaments during his junior season ... Wrapped up the campaign with a 75.45 scoring average in 33 rounds played ... Played six rounds at par or better ... Captured his first career individual championship with a win at the David Toms Intercollegiate held at the Country Club of Louisiana ... Fired a career-low 10-under par 206 at the CCLA, which included a career-low 4-under 68 in the second round and a pair of 3-under 69s in the first and third rounds ... Honored as the Golfweek National Player of the Week following his victory ... Made his second career NCAA Regional appearance as he tied for 51st place at the NCAA East Regional held at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg ... Helped the Tigers earn their second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA East Regional ... Also cracked LSU's starting five at the NCAA Championships for the second time as he finished in 128th place in the event held at Oklahoma State's Karsten Creek in Stillwater ... Picked up a top-20 finish at the Schenkel Invitational, where he tied for 15th place on the leaderboard with his score of 1-over par 217 at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga. ... Tied for 21st place in LSU's season opener at the Gopher Invitational with a score of 9-over 225 to help the team win the tournament championship ... Tied for 47th place in a pair of team victories by LSU at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate and LSU National Invitational to conclude the regular season ... Also earned a start at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, John Hayt Invitational and Louisiana Classics for his junior season ... Honored for his performance in the classroom as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career ... Earned his second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Competed in 12 of 13 tournaments during his sophomore season in 2009-10 ... Finished the season with a 74.43 scoring average in 35 competitive rounds ... Recorded 10 rounds at par or better on the season ... Earned his first career top-five and top-10 finish by tying for fifth place at the John Hayt Invitational on Feb. 28-March 2 ... Fired a season-low tournament score of 1-over par 217 to help lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish in the final team standings at the John Hayt Invitational ... Also cracked the starting lineup that took home team titles at the David Toms Intercollegiate at The Country Club of Louisiana and the Louisiana Classics ... Tied for 38th place in his first career appearance at the SEC Championships with a 54-hole score of 10-over par 220 ... Helped the Tigers earn an automatic qualifying spot in the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish in the team standings at the NCAA Central Regional Championships ... Tied for 32nd place at the NCAA Central Regional ... Also made his first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, where he tied for 128th place ... Fired season-low rounds of 1-under 69 in the final rounds at the Gator Invitational on Feb. 14 and NCAA Central Regional on May 22 ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career ... Earned his first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Cracked the starting five in two tournaments during his true freshman season in 2008-09 ... Made his collegiate debut Oct. 13-14 with an appearance at the Squire Creek Invitational ... Finished in a tie for 30th place in the individual standings after posting three-straight rounds of 1-over 73 and a 54-hole score of 3-over 219 ... All three rounds counted for LSU's final team total as the Tigers finished runner-up in the event ... Also cracked the lineup at the Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational as he finished the event in a tie for 68th place at 11-over 227 ... Finished the season with a 74.33 scoring average in six competitive rounds ... Was named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom.

PRIOR TO LSU
The top recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2008 ... A member of the nation's fourth-ranked recruiting class according to Golfweek ... Was the 89th-ranked junior golfer in the country for the Class of 2008 according to the Golfweek Junior Rankings when he signed with LSU ... Fired a 54-hole score of 11-under par 205 at Beaver Creek Golf Club in Zachary to capture the 2007 Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship ... Finished six strokes ahead of his nearest competitor ... Earned a top-10 finish at the 32nd Westfield Junior PGA Championship in Westfield Center, Ohio, in 2007, firing a tournament-low 6-under 65 in the final round to finish in eighth place ... Was an active participant in the American Junior Golf Association during his junior career ... Won medalist honors at the 2007 AJGA Medicus Preseason Junior at Texarkana ... Played high school golf at Mandeville High School ... Led his team to three-straight district titles from 2005-07 and the regional title in 2006 ... Guided the Skippers to runner-up finishes at both the regional and state tournaments in 2005 and 2007 ... Finished his high school career as an impressive two-time all-district, all-metro, all-region and all-state performer in 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL
Full name is Austin Christopher Gutgsell ... Born on March 27, 1990 ... Son of Gregory and Jodie Gutgsell ... Majoring in finance ... Plays right handed.

 

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