Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at Stockton Regional
Stockton, Calif. – The LSU men’s golf team put forth a valiant effort on the final day of the NCAA Stockton Regional at The Reserve at Spanos Park on Wednesday, but their final round score of 7-under par 281 was not enough to advance them to the NCAA Championships in Stillwater, Okla.
The 7-under 281 was the third-best team round of the day and it helped LSU finish with a three-day total of 857 (293-283-281 | 7-under par). Oregon captured the final qualifying spot in fifth place with a final score of a 12-under par 852 (289-283-280). The top four teams of the tournament were Kansas (844/-20/first place), Stanford (845/-19/second place), Iowa State (847/-17/third place) and Alabama (849/-15/fourth place).
A pair of freshmen in Trey Winstead and Jacob Bergeron paced the Tigers on the final day of play. Both first-year players fired 3-under par 69s to put LSU back in contention. Bergeron had a rollercoaster kind of day that saw him roll in seven birdies, seven pars and four bogeys. During the midst of his round, Bergeron made four straight birdies from the ninth to the 12th hole to highlight his round. Winstead had the best NCAA round of his young career with three birdies, an eagle, 12 pars and two bogeys. Winstead’s excellent day moved him up 19 spots into a finish for 23rd place with a three-day total of 1-under par 215. Bergeron finished the tourney tied for 56th at 6-over par (77-76-69).
Nathan Jeansonne joined the freshmen duo as the third LSU golfer to register an under par round; the junior from Shreveport, La., played the front nine at even par (one birdie, seven pars, one bogey) and closed out his round with a back nine of 1-under par. Jeansonne finished the three-day tournament in a tie for 37th place at 1-over par (76-70-71-217).
Luis Gagne came into the clubhouse with an even-par 72 to push his three round total to a 5-under par 211 (71-68-72) which earned him his fifth top-10 showing of the season with a ninth-place showing. Philip Barbaree closed out his third-career NCAA tournament with a 2-over par 74 to finish in a tie for 45th place with a 3-over par 219 (75-70-74).