Men's Golf Sixth at Windon Memorial Classic

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Men's Golf Sixth at Windon Memorial Classic

GLENVIEW, Ill. — The LSU men’s golf team shot a 16-over par 880 on Tuesday to finish sixth in the Windon Memorial Classic at North Shore Country Club.

The Tigers shot a 12-over 300 in Tuesday’s final round, the team’s highest round of the season, but still managed to finish ahead of several perennial powers such as Oklahoma State, Kent State, North Florida, and Arizona. The tournament featured six teams currently ranked in the top 40 of the Golfweek/Sagarin team rankings.

“This was a really good field that we played against this week and we actually did pretty well here in Big 10 country,” said LSU head coach Greg Jones. “Heath played really solid, his concentration was good and his ball-striking was as good as I have ever seen,” said Jones.

Minnesota, ranked 11th in the nation, won the Windon title by firing a 5-under 859. The Gophers were the only team in the field to finish under par. Purdue and 22nd-ranked California tied for second place at 4-over 868, Illinois placed fourth at 7-over 871, and host Northwestern finished in fifth place at 14-over 878.

Purdue’s Peter Richardson claimed medalist honors by firing a 10-under 206, five shots ahead of Illinois’ Joe Affrunti, Northwestern’s Casey Strunk, and Minnesota’s Justin Smith, who each tied for second place. Tiger junior Heath West earned his first top-five finish of the season by placing fifth at 3-under 213. The Dothan, Ala., native shot back-to-back 70s on Monday but finished with a 1-over 73 in the final round. West has finished in the top 10 in the Tigers’ last two tournaments.

Junior Jeff Riemann shot a 7-over 223 to tie for 28th place. Riemann has placed in the top 30 in each of the Tigers’ first three tournaments this season. Andrew Lanahan tied for 36th place at 8-over 224 and senior Garrett Prather shot a 10-over 226 to tie for 49th. Junior Brandon Aydlett tied for 66th at 13-over 229.

LSU, ranked 37th in the latest national rankings, will next participate in the Gary Koch Intercollegiate on Oct. 20-21 in Tampa, Fla. The Tigers will host the 10th-annual Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate on Oct. 27-28 in Baton Rouge.

TEAM SCORES (Par 864)
1. Minnesota 283-288-288 — 859 -5; t2. Purdue 289-288-291 — 868 +4; t2. California 295-296-277 — 868 +4; 4. Illinois 289-285-297 — 871 +7; 5. Northwestern 294-285-299 — 878 +14; 6. LSU 288-292-300 — 880 +16; 7. Toledo 289-290-304 — 883 +19; 8. Oklahoma State 297-294-295 — 886 +22; 9. Kent State 295-289-306 — 890 +26; 10. North Florida 297-295-300 — 892 +28; 11. Stanford 298-291-306 — 895 +31; t12. Michigan State 292-303-3-6 — 896 +32; t12. Arizona 292-298-306 — 896 +32; 14. UC-Davis 303-299-297 — 899 +35; t15. SMU 311-306-292 — 909 +45; t15. Notre Dame 301-306-302 — 909 +45; 17. Rice 312-299-306 — 917 +53

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS (Par 216)
1. Peter Richardson, Purdue, 67-68-71 — 206 -10; t2. Joe Affrunti, Illinois, 73-66-72 — 211 -5; t2. Casey Strunk, Northwestern, 73-67-71 — 211 -5; t2. Justin Smith, Minnesota, 69-71-71 — 211 -5; 5. Heath West, LSU, 70-70-73 — 213 -3

LSU SCORES
5. Heath West 70-70-73 — 213 -3
t28. Jeff Riemann 73-76-74 — 223 +7
t36. Andrew Lanahan 73-75-76 — 224 +8
t49. Garrett Prather 72-77-77 — 226 +10
t66. Brandon Aydlett 76-71-82 — 229 +13