Regular Season Finale for Men's Golf on Deck

by Aaron Hyder
Regular Season Finale for Men's Golf on Deck

Baton Rouge, La. – Coming off the Aggie Invitational that was rained out last weekend, the 12th-ranked LSU men’s golf team will tee it up at their eighth and final regular season tournament of the year on Monday at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Shoal Creek, Ala., at the Shoal Creek Golf Club.

The schedule for the tournament is a bit different than normal. All 15 teams will play 18 holes on Monday plus as many holes of round two that they can get in before dark. Tuesday’s play will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT with the resumption of round two, and then round three will be played immediately following round two. Live scoring for the event will be hosted on The Shoal Creek GC will play as a par 72 at 7,400 yards. LSU will be competing against Auburn, Kentucky, Alabama, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Georgia State, Jacksonville, Jacksonville State, Lamar, North Florida, Samford, Tennessee, Troy and UAB.

This will be the fourth tournament of the spring for the Tigers and they will use the same lineup for the fourth-consecutive tournament. Luis Gagne, Philip Barbaree, Trey Winstead, Garrett Barber, and Nathan Jeansonne will be the starting five and Michael Sanders will represent the Tigers as an individual.

Gagne (71.00), Barbaree (71.05), Winstead (71.50), and Jeansonne (72.33) are all averaging career-low strokes per round. Barber (72.44 avg.), a freshman, is having a solid spring season as well with five of his last nine rounds being even par or better. Sanders, who has the fourth-best stroke average (72.27 avg.) on the team, will be playing in the sixth tournament of his freshman campaign.

Golfstat Individual Rankings

Barbaree (No. 52) and Gagne (No. 53) are side-by-side in the individual rankings, and they are joined by Winstead (No. 87) in the Top 100. Gagne still leads the squad with 4.06 birdies per round and Barbaree owns the statistical team lead in eagles per round (0.29) and pars per round (12.05).