Men's Golf Opens Up Spring Slate at The Prestige
Baton Rouge, La. – The 16th-ranked LSU men’s golf team will open up its spring portion of the season at The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab in La Quinta, Calif., Monday through Wednesday (Feb. 18-20) at PGA West – Greg Norman Course.
UC Davis will play host to 14 additional teams as part of the three-day, 54-hole tournament. The par 71 Greg Norman Course will play at 7,100 yards. The final two days of the tournament will be streamed on Golfweek.com. Veteran broadcasters Will Haskett and Steve Scott will call the action with post-round interviews and analysis coming from Lance Ringler.
A challenging field including the likes of No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 12 Pepperdine, and No. 25 Arkansas will be in attendance. Play will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT each day. The Tigers have claimed two of the last three Prestige titles with wins in 2016 and 2017.
LSU will trot out a lineup of Luis Gagne, Philip Barbaree, Trey Winstead, Garrett Barber and Nathan Jeansonne. Freshman Chris Woollam made the trip as well and will be playing as an individual. Gagne, Barbaree, Winstead and Jeansonne all have experience at this tournament. Jeansonne has played this tournament three times with his best finish coming back in 2016, a tie for 19th place. At last year’s Prestige, Gagne earned a third-place finish with a weather-shortened two-round total of 4-under par 138.
- Luis Gagne was one of 28 collegiate golfers named to the Ben Hogan Award Watch List on Feb. 13
- This will be the first time this season that this lineup has played together
- The Tigers enter the spring season with three-straight top-five team finishes – Tavistock Collegiate (5th), David Toms Intercollegiate (1st) and Maui Jim Intercollegiate (3rd)
- The Prestige is the first of four regular season tournaments the Tigers will play this spring before postseason play begins on April 24 with the SEC Championship in St. Simons Island, Ga.