Tigers Golfers End Season at NCAA West Regional

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Tigers Golfers End Season at NCAA West Regional

STANFORD, Calif. — The 30th-ranked LSU men’s golf team finished the NCAA West Regional at Stanford Golf Course on Saturday in 24th place with a three-day total of 66-over par 906.

Senior Brandon Aydlett birdied the final two holes of his LSU career to lead the Tigers with a 5-over 75 in the final round, finishing the tournament in a tie for 107th with an 18-over 225. Aydlett finishes his career a three-year letterman with 18 tournament appearances and a 74.66 career stroke average.

Sophomore All-SEC performer Chris Wells was the low Tiger of the weekend by tying for 61st with a 10-over 220, while freshman Beck Troutman also finished in a tie for 107th along with Aydlett. Freshman Brent Struthers and sophomore Garrett Runion finished in a tie for 120th and 137th, respectively.

Top-ranked and No. 2 seed captured the team title by three strokes over New Mexico with a 6-over 846. Rounding out the top 10 and advancing to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship in Baltimore, Md., are Washington, UCLA, Arizona State, BYU, San Diego State, Arizona and Stanford.

Rob Grube of tournament host Stanford overcame a five-stroke deficit in the final round to win medalist honors by three strokes over Kevin Chappell of UCLA and Nathan Lashley of Arizona with a 6-under 204, including a 5-under 65 on Saturday. Second-round leader Oscar Alvarez of BYU finished four shots back in fourth place with a 2-under 208.

NCAA WEST REGIONAL — FINAL ROUND

TEAM SCORES
1. UNLV 281-277-288 — 846 +6; 2. New Mexico 284-284-281 — 849 +9; 3. Washington 286-282-286 — 854 +14; t4. UCLA 288-288-281 — 857 +17; t4. Arizona State 290-281-286 — 857 +17; 6. BYU 278-284-296 — 858 +18; 7. San Diego State 286-290-284 — 860 +20; t8. Arizona 283-296-284 — 863 +23; t8. Stanford 289-291-283 — 863 +23; t10. Pepperdine 279-292-293 — 864 +24; t10. Southern California 286-292-286 — 864 +24; t10. South Carolina 289-288-287 — 864 +24; 13. Auburn 290-295-284 — 869 +29; t14. St. Mary’s (CA) 295-285-290 — 870 +30; t14. Oregon 292-298-280 — 870 +30; 16. Denver 294-296-283 — 873 +33; 17. UC-Riverside 295-290-297 — 882 +42; 18. South Alabama 295-297-291 — 883 +43; 19. Fresno State 295-299-292 — 886 +46; 20. Colorado State 303-302-295 — 890 +50; 21. Texas-Arlington 297-307-294 — 898 +58; 22. Cal Poly 297-307-297 — 901 +61; 23. Illinois State 303-309-292 — 904 +64; 24. LSU 294-301-311 — 906 +66; 25. Princeton 306-301-301 — 908 +68; 26. Samford 312-302-299 — 913 +73; 27. Central Connecticut State 302-317-301 — 920 +80

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS
1. Rob Grube, Stanford, 69-70-65 — 204 -6; t2. Kevin Chappell, UCLA, 71-67-69 — 207 -3; t2. Nathan Lashley, Arizona, 66-72-69 — 207 -3; 4. Oscar Alvarez, BYU, 63-71-74 — 208 -2; 5. Pat Moore, Arizona State, 69-69-71 — 209 -1; t6. Spencer Levin, New Mexico, 72-71-67 — 210 E; t6. Ryan Moore, UNLV, 69-69-72 — 210 E; t6. Madalitso Muthiya, New Mexico, 69-71-70 — 210 E; t6. Gilberto Rodriguez, San Diego State, 69-74-67 — 210 E; t10. Gregg LaVoie, Oregon, 70-70-71 — 211 +1; t10. Erik Olson, Washington, 69-70-72 — 211 +1

LSU SCORES
t61. Chris Wells 70-72-78 — 220 +10
t107. Brandon Aydlett 72-81-75 — 228 +18
t107. Beck Troutman 72-79-77 — 228 +18
t120. Brent Struthers 80-71-81 — 232 +22
137. Garrett Runion 81-79-84 — 244 +34