Men’s Golf Leads Old Waverly Collegiate After Round One
Baton Rouge, La. – The No. 25 LSU men’s golf team shot a 7-under 281 on Friday to open things up at the Old Waverly Collegiate at the Old Waverly Golf Club on Friday. The 281 has LSU in the lead by two strokes over No. 10 Vanderbilt and No. 13 Georgia, who are both at 5-under 283.
Connor Gaunt was the catalyst for LSU on day one with a smooth 4-under 68 that featured five birdies, 12 pars, and only one bogey. He made the turn at 1-under 35 and then proceeded to card a 3-under 33 on the back with three birdies and six pars. The 68 (-4) has Gaunt in a three-way tie for second, one shot off the pace of Mississippi State’s Flord Clegg.
Garrett Barber (-2) and Nicholas Arcement (-1) came in at under par as well on the day for the Tigers. Barber turned in a workmanlike 2-under 70 that featured three birdies, all of which came on par 5, to go along with 14 pars and a bogey. Arcement came out the gates hot with a opening 3-under 33 on the front nine before carding a 2-over 38 on the closing nine. Barber is tied for eighth and Arcement is in a tie for 15th.
Drew Doyle turned in the final counting score for LSU with a even par 72 that had four birdies, 10 pars, and four bogeys; Doyle is currently tied for 25th. Michael Sanders and Chris Woollam both carded 4-over 76s and are tied for 69th.
LSU will tee it up for round two starting at 9:40 a.m. CT on Saturday. Sanders, Doyle, Arcement, Barber, and Gaunt will go off in 10-minute increments from the first tee; Woollam will begin play at 8:10 a.m. from the 10th tee.