Men's Golf Finishes T4th at Inverness Intercollegiate
Toledo, Ohio – LSU’s threesome of Philip Barbaree, Trey Winstead, and Garrett Barber all finished the Inverness Collegiate in a six-way tie for fourth place on Tuesday afternoon to help the LSU men’s golf team earn a tie for fourth place with a three-round total of 20-over 872 (288-300-284). LSU’s final round tally of even par 284 was tied for the third-best team round of the day at Inverness Club.
Winstead (+1/71-74-69-214) and Barber (+1/73-72-69-214) led the way on the final day of play by recording 2-under 69s to register their first top five finish of the season. The 2-under 69s helped Barber and Winstead jump from T11 to T4 in the final round of play. Barber’s final round was at 1-over through seven holes, but then three birdies in the next four holes brought his round back to 1-under. He made six straight pars and then closed his round at with a birdie on the par 4 18th. Winstead had the lowest round of the day on the course at one point after he birdied the par 5 13th to move him to 3-under for the round, but a bogey on the 14th brought him back to 2-under and that’s where he remained the rest of the round; his six birdies on the day were a season high. Winstead was superb during the 54-hole tournament on par 5s collecting a scoring average of 4.17 (-5 cumulative) on the long holes; he also made the second most birdies in the field with 13. It’s Winstead’s eighth-career top-10 finish, while Barber now has three.
Barbaree (+1/68-74-72-214) continued his excellent play during the start of his senior campaign with his tie for fourth. Barbaree carded a final round of 1-over 72 that dropped him one spot on the leaderboard; his round included a season high 15 pars. Pair this finish with his tie for third from the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and it marks the first time in his career that he has had back-to-back top-five finishes collegiately. Barbaree’s game off the tee paired with his strong iron play helped him rank top 10 in the tournament in par 4 (4.08 avg/+3 cumulative) and par 5 (4.33 avg./-4 cumulative) scoring. It is Barbaree’s 11th-career top-10 finish.
Hayden White registered the best round of his season with a 3-over 74 that included a 25 foot par save on the par 4 15th. White notched a tie for 66th with a three-round total of 18-over 231 (76-81-74) in his first action as part of LSU’s starting five. Michael Sanders finished the tournament at 21-over 234 (77-80-77) to tie for 74th.
As a team, LSU dominated the par 3 and par 5 scoring. On par 3s, the Tigers played to a cumulative score of 5-over during the three rounds for an average of 3.11 to rank No. 2 in the field. LSU was the best team on par 5s with a 4.47 scoring average (16-under cumulative).
Texas Tech ran away with the team title by firing a 12-under 272 on the final day to end the tournament at 4-over 856. Michigan State’s James Piot and Texas Tech’s Andy Lopez shared medalist honors at 2-under 211.
LSU will host the David Toms Intercollegiate, Oct. 5-6, at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, La.