After winning the Aggie Invitational in their regular-season finale, the 21st-ranked LSU men’s golf team looks to carry that momentum into the postseason as they make their annual trip to St. Simons Island, Ga., this weekend to compete at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships beginning Friday at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club.
Sea Island’s Seaside Course will host the three-day, 54-hole championship for the 12th time in 14 seasons as the course will play to a par 70 and 6,657 yards.
No. 1-ranked Alabama is the two-time defending SEC champion. The 14-team field has seven teams ranked in the latest Golfstat Top 25.
TIGERS BREAK ATTENDANCE RECORD: For the second straight season, the LSU gymnastics team broke the school record for average home attendance as the Tigers ranked No. 5 nationally in the GymInfo attendance rankings released Thursday.
An average of 5,633 fans attended each LSU home meet, breaking the previous record of 5,353 set last season.
Five meets during the 2014 season rank in the Top 10 in LSU’s all-time attendance list. The Tigers’ meet against Alabama on Jan. 31 is the No. 2 most attended home meet in school history as 8,055 fans watched LSU beat the Crimson Tide, 197.650-196.825.
SIMPSON, BUTSCH RECEIVE HONORS: Junior Chris Simpson and freshman Justin Butsch earned second team All-SEC and All-Freshman honors, the league announced Thursday.