Sanders Shares Medalist Honors For First Collegiate Title
Verona, New York – Senior Michael Sanders shared medalist honors for the first collegiate title of his career with a 9-under 207 at the Turning Stone Collegiate on Monday.
Sanders carded a 9-under 207 (71-64-72) with 15 birdies, one eagle, and 31 pars for the tournament. He shot the lowest round of his career in round two of the tournament where he carded an 8-under 64 with a career high nine birdies. This was also the sixth lowest round in LSU history. Sanders shared the title with Jack Parker of Missouri.
The Tigers finished second in the tournament, finishing at 15-under 849 (289-265-295). LSU was one of only two teams in the field to finish below par for the event. Missouri earned the win with a 17-under 847.
“It was a solid week this week for our team,” said head coach Chuck Winstead. “We saw that we have the ability when things are going well to shoot a low score. We had the experience of being in contention to win the golf tournament. And while we fell short today, if used the right way, it can be a good experience for this team as we grow throughout the year.”
The Tigers carded a 7-over 295 in the third round that moved them from first to second place and had five players finish in the top-15. Garrett Barber finished tied for fifth after shooting a 2-over 74 on the day and finished the tournament at 5-under 211 (71-66-74). Nicholas Arcement, playing as an individual, earned the first top-10 finish of his career with a three round total of 2-under 214 with rounds of 69, 72, and 73.
Freshman Cohen Trolio rose three places to finish T14 after shooting even par in the third round; he registered the first eagle of his collegiate career on the last hole of the tournament; Trolio finished at even par 216. Connor Gaunt fell to T11 and shot a 5-over 77 in the third round; his final three round tally was 1-under 215. Trey Winstead finished T55 at 16-over 232.
The Tigers will travel to Squire Creek GC in Ruston, La. for the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate. The tournament will be held Sept. 12-14 and live scoring will be available on Golfstat.