Three Tigers Earn All-SEC Honors
Baton Rouge, La. – Three members of the sixth-ranked LSU men’s golf team earned All-SEC honors on Thursday afternoon. Luis Gagne (First Team/Community Service Team), Jacob Bergeron (Freshman Team) and Trey Winstead (Freshman Team) were the recipients of the accolades.
For Gagne, it’s the second All-SEC honor of his lauded career. Gagne was one of nine SEC golfers to earn the first team distinction this season. The junior from Orlando, Fla., is averaging a career-best 71.24 strokes per round during his third season in Baton Rouge.
Gagne’s first-team selection makes it nine out of the last 10 years that LSU has placed a golfer on the first team; he joins the likes of John Peterson (2009, 2011), Andrew Loupe (2010, 2011), Sang Yi (2012), Curtis Thompson (2013), Stewart Jolly (2014), Zack Wright (2016) and Sam Burns (2017).
It has been an impressive last month for Gagne as he carded the best SEC finish of his career two weeks ago with a 3-under par 207 to finish in a tie for third place. The tourney before that, he placed tied for third with a 4-under par 212 at the Old Waverly Collegiate to help LSU win its third team title of the season. In addition to the pair of third-place finishes, the righty was also named a Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist and was selected to the International Squad for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup that will take place in France this July.
Bergeron and Winstead become the second and third freshmen to be named to the SEC Freshman Team since the conference started honoring first-year players in 2009. It marks the first time in program history that the Tigers have placed two freshmen on the all-freshman squad.
The freshman duo has been nothing but impressive during their rookie campaigns; both Winstead and Bergeron have started all 12 tournaments that the Tigers have played in. Bergeron shared medalist honors at the third collegiate tournament of his career when he shot a 4-under par 140 (71-69) at the David Toms Intercollegiate. Winstead is tied for the team lead with five top-10 finishes this season and he has been LSU’s top finisher at three different events.
LSU will head to Stockton, Calif., for the NCAA Stockton Regional that begins Monday and ends on Wednesday at The Reserve at Spanos Parks.