LA QUINTA, Calif. — The LSU men’s golf team made history in Wednesday’s final round at the 16th annual Prestige at PGA West, smashing school records with a 19-under 265 on the afternoon and 26-under 826 for the event, cruising to the team title.
The Tigers needed just six holes to erase a five-shot deficit to second-round leader Arizona State at the start of the day before storming to a 18-shot victory in the end as they claimed their second team title of the season.
LSU, the reigning national champion, defended its home turf at the David Toms Intercollegiate during the fall.
Senior All-American Zach Wright captured the individual title by two shots over San Diego State’s Ryann Ree with a career-low score of 12-under 201.
Wright was among four Tigers to break par in the final round. He matched junior All-American Eric Ricard and freshman Sam Burns with scores of 4-under 67, while freshman Nathan Jeansonne set the pace with a career-low 7-under 64. Jeansonne became the first LSU player in 27 years to fire a 64 in a collegiate tournament.
Junior All-American Brandon Pierce added an even 71 on Wednesday to join Wright in the Top 10.
Swimming and diving
TROSKOT, SUCHLA ADVANCE: In Columbia, Missouri, on the second day of Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, LSU swimmer Leah Troskot and diver Andrew Suchla reached the final of the 50 free and one-meter Wednesday.
Troskot was seventh in the 50 free with a time of 22.31. Suchla finished seventh on one-meter in the finals. Suchla advanced to the finals of one-meter after finishing fifth in prelims with a score of 342.70.