Barbaree Earns Degree From LSU

by Aaron Hyder | Assistant Communications Director
Barbaree Earns Degree From LSU

Baton Rouge, La. Philip Barbaree graduated from LSU on Friday morning with his degree in sport administration. Barbaree played for the LSU men’s golf team from the spring of 2017 until he recently turned pro less than a month ago.

Barbaree ends his LSU career having played 44 events for a grand total of 125 rounds in the Purple and Gold. His career stroke average of 72.27 will go down as the fourth lowest in program history and his 12 top-10 finishes are tied for 15th most in program history.

Barbaree has played in and helped LSU win 10 team titles dating back to the Spring of 2017 when he graduated high school early and arrived in Baton Rouge halfway through the 2016-17 season. He boasts eight top-five showings in his 44 tournaments played. His best season statistically came as a junior in 2018-19 when he averaged a career best 71.48 strokes per round, a mark that ranks as the seventh lowest in LSU single season history.

One-hundred and seven of his 125 rounds played counted towards LSU’s team score at a 85 percent clip. All in all, he played 9,034 strokes for LSU and 11 of those were eagles and 389 of those were birdies. Fifty-four of his 125 rounds were even par or better and his career low round was a 65 at the 2019 David Toms Intercollegiate at Southern Trace Country Club in his hometown of Shreveport. That 7-under 65 featured one eagle, six birdies, 10 pars, and a bogey.