LSU Gold

Men's Golf Tied for First After 36 Holes

by Aaron Hyder
Men's Golf Tied for First After 36 Holes

Scottsdale, Ariz. – The LSU men’s golf team carded a second round score of 6-under par 274 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate hosted at the Mirabel Golf Club on Saturday. LSU’s two-round total of 23-under par 537 has them in a tie atop the leaderboard with Arizona State.

Full Results

Philip Barbaree and Michael Sanders had the rounds of the day for the Tigers with 3-under par 67s. Barbaree’s day on the links boosted his overall positioning in the tournament by seven spots into a tie for eighth place (67-67-134). The Shreveport native eagled the par 5 seventh hole after he landed his six iron on the green with his second shot and then rolled in a 25 footer for the eagle. Barbaree would go on to add three more birdies to his total to highlight his round.

Sanders is now in a tie for 19th place after consecutive rounds in the 60s (69-67-136). Sanders came out firing on all cylinders by birdieing four of his first six holes to get him to 4-under for the round. A bogey at nine capped his front nine with a tally of 32. His back nine consisted of two birdies, five pars and two bogeys.

Luis Gagne shot a second-round score of even-par 70. After 36 holes of play Gagne is in a tie for fourth place at 8-under par (62-70-132). Gagne is three strokes off of Chun An Yu’s (Arizona State) pace for medalist honors. Nathan Jeansonne sits in a tie for 12th place after a second round score of even-par 70 as well; his two-round total is at 5-under par 135 (65-70).

Carter Toms, who is playing as an individual, fired the lowest round of his collegiate career with a 2-under par 68; his round featured three birdies in his first nine holes of play and he finished the round with a total of five circles on the scorecard. Toms is in a tie for 51st. Trey Winstead finished the day in a tie for 56th at 3-over par after rounds of 71 and 72.

The third and final round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate will begin for the Tigers on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. CT. Tee times are listed below.

Winstead – 9 a.m. CT

Sanders – 9:10 a.m. CT

Jeansonne – 9:20 a.m. CT

Barbaree – 9:30 a.m. CT

Gagne – 9:40 a.m. CT

Toms* – 9:40 a.m. CT