Men's Golf Travels to Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

by Garret Sulak | Communications Student Assistant
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Men's Golf Travels to Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

Windermere, Fla. – The LSU men’s golf team will head to the Isleworth Golf and Country Club in Florida to take part in the three-day Tavistock Collegiate Invitational. The first round will begin at 7 a.m. CT Sunday, with the 54-hole tournament concluding on Tuesday.

The Isleworth Golf Course plays as a 7,544-yard par 72. The course has a slope of 142 and a rating of 77.5.

The Lineup

The Tigers will go with a lineup of Philip Barbaree, Trey Winstead, Garrett Barber, Hayden White and Michael Sanders. The five-man team is coming off a 63-under par 801 first place finish two weeks ago at the David Toms Intercollegiate in Shreveport, La.

All five Tigers finished in the top 10 on the leaderboard. Winstead and White tied for first at the David Toms Intercollegiate with 17-under 199 totals. Barber finished in third with a 15-under 201. Barbaree came in tied for fifth with an 11-under 205. Sanders recorded an 8-under 208 to finish tied for ninth.

Barbaree leads the team with three eagles and 109 pars through three tournaments this fall. He also has carded 32 birdies and holds the best stroke average on the team at 68.89. This season, Barbaree has notched a career best three top five finishes in a row. He finished tied for third with a 9-under 201 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. He then tied for fourth at the Inverness Intercollegiate with a 1-over 214. In the David Toms Intercollegiate, he finished tied for fifth at 11-under 205.

Winstead leads the team in birdies with 43. Winstead has carded two eagles this fall as well and has a stroke average of 69.78. Barber’s stroke average sits at 70.21. He has recorded 38 birdies and two eagles to go with 95 pars this fall. White has totaled two eagles, 21 birdies and 64 pars on the season. Sanders has one eagle, 22 birdies and 99 pars.

Last season, LSU finished fifth at the Tavistock with a 2-under 862 team score. Sanders finished tied for fifth with a 6-under 210. Winstead tied for 17th with an even par 216. Barbaree tied for 22nd with a 2-over 218.

The Field

The Tavistock features a field of 15 talented teams. Ten teams in the tournament are ranked in the top 50. No. 24 LSU will be joined by UCF, Augusta, California, No. 26 Illinois, No. 14 Arizona State, No. 40 Vanderbilt, No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 49 Florida, No. 23 West Virginia, No. 20 Texas, No. 32 South Carolina, No. 33 Minnesota, No. 16 Auburn and UNLV. Rankings are based on the Golfweek Collegiate Rankings.

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