SHREVEPORT - LSU senior Sang Yi earned his second top-10 finish of the season after tying for sixth place at the third-annual David Toms Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
Yi shot a 3-over 75 in Tuesday’s final round after opening with rounds of 1-under 71 and 2-under 70.
The Tigers finished fourth in the team standings after teeing off in the final round alone in third place. LSU posted a team score of 7-over 295 and a 54-hole score of 11-over 875 to finish 13 strokes behind champion Oklahoma.
The Sooners cruised to a 10-stroke victory with a 54-hole score of 2-under 862, including a 5-over 293 on Tuesday.
Andrew Noto, from Louisiana-Lafayette, won the individual title with an 8-under 208 (69-71-68). ULL finished fourth as a team with an 878.
Lamar fired the lowest team score of the day at 1-under 287 to move three spots up the leader board for its runner-up finish to Oklahoma at 8-over 872. SMU followed in third place at 10-over par 874.
“The staff here at Southern Trace did a fantastic job in helping us put on a great event. This championship has been very well-received here in Shreveport,” LSU coach Chuck Winstead said in a university news release. “We have a large LSU following in Shreveport and throughout north Louisiana.”
Sophomore Andrew Presley led the Tigers in the final round with an even-par 72 to tie for 17th place.
Freshman Curtis Thompson added a 1-over 73 to finish tied for 22nd place at 5-over 221. Sophomore Landon Lyons carded a 3-over 75 to tie for 28th place at 7-over par 223, and senior Austin Gutgsell posted a 5-over 77 to tie for 34th place at 8-over 224.
“It was a lot colder and pretty windy out there today, which was good,” Winstead said. “It provided a kind of turnaround in the competition that is more common in the spring. It was good to see how our team could compete in a tournament like that, particularly with a young group like we have this year. We know that we’ll continue to take the right steps forward as we improve throughout the season.”
The Tigers wrap up the fall season next week with a trip to Isleworth Golf Club in Windermere, Fla., as they compete at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational beginning Sunday.
TEAM SCORES (Par 864)
1. Oklahoma 283-286-293 - 862 -2; 2. Lamar 281-304-287 - 872 +8; 3. SMU 294-291-289 - 874 +10; 4. LSU 293-287-295 - 875 +11; T5. Louisiana-Lafayette 296-290-292 - 878 +14; T5. Tulsa 287-295-296 - 878 +14; T7. Mississippi State 294-303-287 - 884 +20; T7. Ole Miss 287-288-309 - 884 +20; 9. Louisiana Tech 299-302-290 - 891 +27; 10. South Alabama 299-288-307 - 894 +30; 11. Kansas State 310-301-307 - 918 +54.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 216)
1. Andrew Noto, Louisiana-Lafayette, 69-71-68 - 208 -8; 2. Kevin Hesbois, Lamar, 71-72-69 - 212 -4; T3. Joe David, Ole Miss, 69-72-73 - 214 -2; T3. Michael Schoolcraft, Oklahoma, 66-72-76 - 214 -2; 5. Max Buckley, SMU, 72-72-71 - 215 -1; T6. Sang Yi, LSU, 71-70-75 - 215 -1; T6. Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma, 72-70-74 - 216 E; T6. Eduardo Castiello, Oklahoma, 73-71-72 - 216 E; T6. John Young Kim, Tulsa, 71-70-75 - 216 E; T10. Fletcher Johnson, Mississippi State, 72-74-71 - 217 +1; T10. MJ Daffue, 68-75-74 - 217 +1; T10. Philipp Fendt, Louisiana-Lafayette, 77-70-70 - 217 +1.
T6. Sang Yi, 71-70-75 - 215 -1
T14. Stewart Jolly, 72-76-71 - 219 +3*
T17. Andrew Presley, 74-74-72 - 220 +4
T22. Curtis Thompson, 72-76-73 - 221 +5
T28. Landon Lyons, 76-72-75 - 223 +7
T34. Austin Gutgsell, 76-71-77 - 224 +8
T34. Smylie Kaufman, 71-76-77 - 224 +8*
T37. Franco Castro, 75-73-77 - 225 +9*
T48. Myles Lewis, 77-75-79 - 231 +15*
* - Denotes player competing as an individual.
Swimming and diving
HALEY, VIEKE HONORED: LSU junior Sara Haley was named SEC female swimmer of the week and senior Matt Vieke was named SEC male diver of the week, the league announced Tuesday.
Over the weekend, Haley, named the Southeastern Conference female swimmer of the week for the second consecutive week, led the Lady Tigers in meets against Florida State and Florida.
On Friday, against Florida State, she won the 200 butterfly. The next day she registered victories in the 200 freestyle (1:49.47) and the 100 butterfly (55.09) against Florida.
Against Florida State, Vieke scored a 317.77 on the one-meter springboard and 340.65 on the three-meter to place second and third, respectively.
CERTAIN PRACTICES TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: Four LSU women’s basketball practices will be open to the public, beginning with the Wednesday practice from 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m. on the main floor of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
First-year coach Nikki Caldwell and the Lady Tigers began practice Oct. 6 in preparation for the season, which started with an exhibition game against Xavier-New Orleans on Nov. 2 in the Maravich Center.
The Lady Tigers’ official home opener is against Georgetown at 7 p.m. Nov. 16.
Other practices scheduled to be open are Oct. 24, Oct. 26 and Oct. 31.
Practice times are from 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Practice schedules are subject to change.