Doyle, Barber tie for third, LSU men fourth in Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

LSU's Drew Doyle was tied for third overall in the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate event with teammate Garrett Barber. PHOTO BY: LSU athletics.

The No. 18 LSU men’s golf team posted a fourth-place finish at Squire Creek Country Club and the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Tuesday, posting a third straight under par round.

LSU finished 54 holes at 24-under par after a 6-under round of 282 and were 840 for the tournament (278-280-282). The Tigers were four shots behind winner Southern Mississippi, which also shot 282 on the final day to finish at 28-under 836 (278-276-282).

LSU juniors Drew Doyle and graduate student Garrett Barber both finished third in the event at 9-under par and freshman Luke Haskew, playing in his first collegiate tournament, had a strong event, posting 69 in the final round to finish in a tie for seventh place at 8-under par.

Doyle shot 32 on the opening nine holes with five birdies on the front nine and added two birdies on the back side to finish with a 66 in the final round for the Tigers. After a 1-over 73 to open the event on Sunday, Doyle posted 68-66 to close out at 9-under 207. Two out of the title won by Thongpipat Rattanayanon of Southern Mississippi at 11-under par 205 (69-66-70).

Barber posted rounds of 65-71-71 for his third-place finish. He had three birdies in his final round, including two in the final 10 holes.

Haskew playing in the individual competition started on the 10th hole and posted a 3-under 33 on his first nine holes and played even par golf on the front side to get home to shoot 69 and 208 total (71-68-69).

LSU’s back in action in its third tournament of the fall season, Sept. 25-27 when they take part in the SEC Match Play event at Shoal Creek in Alabama.

JIM RIVERS INTERCOLLEGIATE
Squire Creek Country Club
Choudrant, Louisiana
Final Team Results (288-864)
1 Southern Mississippi 278-276-282 – 836 -28; 2 Middle Tennessee State 278-283-276 – 837 -27; 3 ULM 274-289-276 – 839 -25; 4 LSU 278-280-282 – 840 -24; 5 Houston 276-292-286 – 854 -10; 6 Louisiana Tech 276-288-291 – 855 -9; 7 UTSA 277-292-288 – 857 -7; 8 Troy 286-285-287 – 858 -6; T9 SMU 290-284-286 – 860 -4; T9 South Alabama 281-292-287 – 860 -4; 11 North Texas 283-285-294 – 862 -2; 12 Rice 281-297-285 – 863 -1; T13 Louisiana 286-291-287 – 864 E; T13 Oral Roberts 287-297-280 – 864 E; T13 Central Arkansas 287-291-286 – 864 E; 16 Kennesaw State 291-291-290 – 872 +8; 17 Missouri State 288-293-294 – 875 +11; 18 Abilene Christian 297-292-288 – 877 +13; T19 High Point 292-298-290 – 880 +16; T19 Lamar 289-295-296 – -880 +16; 21 Francis Marion 296-292-298 – 886 +22; 22 Louisiana Tech (B) 293-302-301 – 896 +32; 23 Nicholls State 310-312-299 – 921 +57

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-216)
1 Thongpipat Rattanayanon, Southern Miss 69-66-70 – 205 -11; 2 Owen Stamper, Middle Tennessee St. 69-71-66 – 206 -10; T3 Drew Doyle, LSU 73-68-66 – 207 -9; T3 Otto Van Buynder, ULM, 70-70-67 – 207 -9; T3 Kevin Jegers, Middle Tennessee St. 67-70-70 – 207 -9; T3 Garrett Barber, LSU, 66-71-71 – 207

LSU Scores
T3 Drew Doyle 73-68-66 – 207 -9
T3 Garrett Barber 65-71-71 – 207 -9
T7 Luke Haskew 71-68-69 – 208 -8
T28 Nicholas Arcement 72-70-71 – 213 -3
T44 Connor Gaunt 71-71-74 – 216 E
T66 Michael Sanders 70-73-76 – 219 +3
T89 Leon Johansson 76-75-72 – 223 +7

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