Tigers Finish Sixth at Querencia Cabo Collegiate
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – The No. 12 LSU men’s golf team shot a final round 4-over 288 on Tuesday at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate to move up one spot on the leaderboard and finish the tournament in sixth place. The Tigers’ three-day total came out to be a 11-over 863 (289-286-288).
No. 1 Oklahoma State won the team title with a final tally of 32-under 820 (277-269-274). Finishing sixth, LSU secured top 25 wins over No. 19 Texas A&M and No. 14 Alabama. No. 9 Arizona State took second (828), No. 36 Baylor finished third (843), No. 3 Vanderbilt was fourth (858), and No. 50 Arizona was fifth (862).
Luis Gagne registered the 18th top-10 finish of his career with a three-round cumulative score of 4-under par 209 (69-72-68) to finish in a tie for seventh. The senior from Costa Rica carded his best round of the tournament during the final round, a 3-under 68. His final round included five birdies, 11 pars, and two bogeys.
Philip Barbaree was the next highest finisher in the tournament for LSU with a tie for 22nd; the junior from Shreveport ended the tournament at 2-over 215 (75-68-72). His final round of 1-over 72 consisted of an eagle, a birdie, 12 pars and four bogeys.
Freshman Garrett Barber went 74-72-71 for a 54-hole total of 4-over 217 that earned him a tie for 26th. The native of Stuart, Fla., climbed nine spots in the individual standings on the final day of play with his even par 71. His round had a bit of everything with five birdies, nine pars, three bogeys and a double.
The Tigers have a two week break until their next tournament – the Valspar Collegiate Invitational on March 17-19. That tournament will take place in Palm City, Fla., at the Floridian GC.