Luis Gagne (pictured) fired the third-lowest round in the field in the second round!
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Gagne Fires 67 in Carpet Capital Round 2

Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
Will Stafford (@WillStaffordLSU)
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ROCKY FACE, Ga. – Two-time All-American Luis Gagne scribbled six birdies and just one bogey on his scorecard Saturday for a team-low round of 5-under par 67 as he led the way for the No. 7-ranked LSU Men’s Golf team in the second round at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic being held at The Farm Golf Club.

Gagne’s 67 tied for the third-lowest round among the 81 players in the field Saturday as he moved 14 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for eighth place overall with a 36-hole score of 4-under par 140.

Fellow junior Nathan Jeansonne also finished in red figures for the second-straight day as he followed his 1-under 71 on Friday with a 2-under 70 on Saturday to tie for 11th place at 3-under par with just one round to go in the 29th-annual event. Freshmen Jacob Bergeron and Trey Winstead added scores of even-par 72 and 2-over 74, respectively, toward LSU’s team score on the day.

The Tigers wrapped up the second round right where they started in a tie for fifth place in the 15-team field. After opening the tournament Friday with a team score of 4-over par 292 in the first round, LSU broke par at 5-under par 283 on Saturday to match No. 13-ranked Auburn with a two-day total of 1-under 575.

No. 10-ranked Florida topped the charts for the second-straight day as it ended the afternoon a single shot clear of 18th-ranked Georgia Tech and 19th-ranked Alabama at 6-under par for the weekend. The Crimson Tide and Yellow Jackets are tied for second place at 5-under 571, while Tennessee follows in fourth place at 4-under 572 and LSU and Auburn round out the Top 5 of the team standings.

Gagne Goes Low

Gagne opened his second round with back-to-back birdies at the par-four first and par-five second holes and never looked back in firing his lowest round for the fall season. He bounced back straightaway from his only bogey of the day at the par-three eighth with a birdie at the par-five ninth to make the turn at 2-under par on his round.

The junior from Orlando, Florida, holed out with a 5-under 67 thanks to birdies at the par-three 11th, par-three 13th and par-four 17th holes on the back nine en route to the third-lowest round of the afternoon.

Gagne will tee off Sunday six shots off the lead in a tie for eighth place at 4-under par. Florida’s Alejandro Tosti, who took the first-round lead with a 6-under 66 in Friday’s opener, extended his lead to two shots with a round of 4-under 68 on Saturday for a 36-hole score of 10-under par 134. Tennessee’s Lorenzo Scalise is Tosti’s closest challenger in second place at 8-under 136.

Tigers Improve

Jeansonne is the only Tiger in the lineup to break par in each of his first two rounds of the season as he carded four birdies and two bogeys for a 2-under par 70 in the second round. Like Gagne, Jeansonne birdied each of the first two holes to start the day, and twice dipped as low as 3-under par for his round with birdies at the par-four seventh on the front nine and par-five 15th on the back nine.

The Tiger freshmen also improved from their debut rounds on Friday as Bergeron canceled three birdies with three bogeys for an even-par 72 and Winstead contributed a 2-over 74 toward LSU’s team score on the day at 5-under par 283. Bergeron wrapped up the round in a tie for 27th place at 1-over par, while Winstead signed his card in a tie for 50th place at 6-over par.

Rounding out LSU’s lineup on Saturday was sophomore Philip Barbaree, who added a 5-over 77 in the second round to close out the day in a tie for 58th place overall at 8-over 152 through 36 holes.

Final Round Pairings

The Tigers are paired with Tennessee and Auburn in Sunday’s final round as they will tee off in the second wave off the front nine beginning at 7:45 a.m. CT. Barbaree will be the first Tiger on the course followed by his teammates Winstead at 7:54 a.m., Bergeron at 8:03 a.m., Jeansonne at 8:12 a.m. and Gagne at 8:21 a.m. Golfstat will provide live scoring of the final round at http://www.golfstat.com.

29TH-ANNUAL CARPET CAPITAL COLLEGIATE CLASSIC – SECOND ROUND RESULTS

TEAM SCORES (Par 576)
1. Florida 281-289 – 570 -6; T2. Georgia Tech 287-284 – 571 -5; T2. Alabama 294-277 – 571 -5; 4. Tennessee 282-290 – 572 -4; T5. LSU 292-283 – 575 -1; T5. Auburn 289-286 – 575 -1; 7. North Florida 294-282 – 576 E; T8. Clemson 295-282 – 577 +1; T8. California 296-281 – 577 +1; 10. South Carolina 292-290 – 582 +6; 11. Dalton State 293-295 – 588 +12; 12. Kennesaw State 298-293 – 591 +15; 13. Virginia 303-297 – 600 +24; 14. Chattanooga 314-290 – 604 +28; 15. Troy 308-302 – 610 +34.

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 144)
1. Alejandro Tosti, Florida, 66-68 – 134 -10; 2. Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee, 68-68 – 136 -8; T3. Trace Crowe, Auburn, 69-68 – 137 -7; T3. Andy Ogletree, Georgia Tech, 69-68 – 137 -7; 5. Bryson Nimmer, Clemson, 73-65 – 138 -6; T6. Phillip Knowles, North Florida, 73-66 – 139 -5; T6. Turk Pettit, Clemson, 70-69 – 139 -5; T8. Luis Gagne, LSU, 73-67 – 140 -4; T8. Caleb Proveaux, South Carolina, 71-69 – 140 -4; T8. K.K. Limbhasut, California, 71-69 – 140 -4.

LSU SCORES
T8. Luis Gagne, 73-67 – 140 -4
T11. Nathan Jeansonne, 71-70 – 141 -3
T27. Jacob Bergeron, 73-72 – 145 +1
T50. Trey Winstead, 76-74 – 150 +6
T58. Philip Barbaree, 75-77 – 152 +8

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