With the PGA Tour and Web.com Tour seasons having wrapped up, and the LPGA Tour winding down, here’s an update on how Louisiana golfers are faring:
The former University High golfer didn’t play much stellar golf after his second win of 2013-14 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March. But he still finished 21st in FedEx Cup points, earned just over $4 million in prize money and secured a berth on his first U.S. Ryder Cup team. The Ryder Cup is Friday-Sunday in Gleneagles, Scotland.
Toms, a former LSU golfer, turned in a steady if unspectacular season to retain his PGA Tour card with $801,355 in earnings to finish 118th on the 2013-14 money list. The 2001 PGA champion is a strong candidate to be the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain.
The ex-Tulane golfer also retained his PGA Tour card, finishing 103rd on the money list with $932,300 in earnings.
The 2011 NCAA champion at LSU and a Baton Rouge resident, Peterson finished only 179th on the PGA Tour money list but kept his tour card for 2014-15 by finishing seventh in the recently completed Web.com Tour playoffs.
The former LSU and Episcopal standout just missed keeping his full PGA Tour playing privileges in the Web.com Tour playoffs. He said he will have conditional status on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, allowing him to play in 10-12 events. Loupe said he also hopes to add events through Monday qualifying and sponsor’s exemptions and play a partial Web.com Tour schedule.
Berthelot, of Baton Rouge, and Ajubita, of Metairie, both advanced through a Web.com Tour pre-qualifying event Sept. 19 in Spring, Texas. First stage qualifying begins Oct. 7.
The Shreveport native and 2015 LSU golf commitment capped a stellar year helping the U.S. to a 16-8 win in the Junior Ryder Cup in Scotland. Burns, the nation’s No. 4-ranked boys junior golfer, went 2-0-1 in the competition this week in Scotland.
The 2011 NCAA women’s champion at LSU, Ernst won her first career LPGA title in August in Portland, Oregon. She ranks 34th in earnings with $307,685.
The former LSU golfers will compete in the latest edition of The Golf Channel’s “Big Break” show, which debuts Oct. 7. Six men and six women contestants will vie for $100,000 in cash and prizes.
The former LSU golfer has $21,786 in earnings on the LPGA Tour.
The ex-LSU golfer advanced to Stage II of LPGA Tour qualifying, which begins Tuesday in Venice, Florida.