LSU men’s golf finishes second at Purdue Fall Invite

Drew Doyle tops Tigers with fourth-place showing

LSU's Drew Doyle PHOTO BY: LSU athletics.

The LSU men’s golf team recorded its best finish to date with a second-place total in the Purdue Fall Invitational at Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana.

LSU equaled winner Tennessee for the low round of the day at 5-over par 293 and the Tigers finished second at 4-over 868.

The Tigers had rounds of 293, a 6-under 282 to conclude Monday’s 36-hole day and the concluding 293.

Tennessee won the tournament at 8-under 856 with LSU seven shots better than host Purdue at 11-over 875. The Tigers second place finish comes in a tournament in which 10 of the 15 teams are ranked in the top 100 of the recent Golfweek/Sagarin performance rankings.

Individually, Drew Doyle was fourth and Connor Gaunt was tied for fifth. For

Doyle it is his second top five of the young season and for Gaunt, who had two top 10s in the 2020-21 finish it marks his best career finish in 18 events for LSU.

Doyle, who has one career win, recorded his fifth top five of his career.

Doyle had rounds of 72-67-75 for a 2-under 214 total for 54-holes, while Gaunt played under par in the last 36 holes to shoot 1-under 215 (75-69-71). Gaunt had four birdies in his round on Tuesday after a four-birdie performance in his round of 69 on Monday afternoon. Only two players posted lower rounds on Tuesday in the final round than his 1-under 71.

Bryce Lewis of Tennessee won the individual honors with an 8-under score of 208.

Garrett Barber also had a good showing with three birdies on holes 11-16 to shoot a 1-under 71 and Nicholas Arcement had the final counting score of 4-over 74.

Barber finished at 4-over 220 for the 54 holes (74-75-71) and finished in a tie for 14th, moving up 17 spots on the final day.

LSU concludes the fall portion of the season, Oct. 23-25, at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Windermere, Florida.

Purdue Fall Invitational
Kampen Golf Course – West Lafayette, Indiana
Final Team Results (Par 288-864)
1 Tennessee 286-277-293 – 856 -8; 2 LSU 293-282-293 – 868 +4; 3 Purdue 287-292-296 – 875 +11; 4 Little Rock 294-286-301 – 881 +17; 5 Nebraska 295-293-295 – 883 +19; 6 Indiana 296-290-300 – 886 +22; 7 Memphis 299-288-301 – 888 +24; 8 VCU 296-297-296 – 889 +25; 9 Iowa 293-297-301 – 891 +27; 10 Illinois State 292-298-315 – 905 +41; 11 Eastern Michigan 304-304-305 – 913 +49; 12 Ball State 309-300-307 – 916 +52; 13 Maryland 308-307-305 – 920 +56; 14 Central Arkansas 299-302-321 – 922 +58; 15 Louisiana Tech 309-305-310 – 924 +60

Individual Top 5 (Par 72-216)
1 Bryce Lewis, Tennessee, 68-66-74 – 208 -8; 2 Herman Wibe Sekne, Purdue, 70-69-73 – 212 -4; 3 Harry Crockett, Nebraska, 73-73-67 – 213 -3; 4 Drew Doyle, LSU, 72-67-75 – 214 -2; T5 Connor Gaunt, LSU, 75-69-71 – 215 -1; T5 Mac McClear, Iowa, 70-73-72 – 215 -1.

LSU Scores
4 Drew Doyle 72-67-75 – 214 -2
T5 Connor Gaunt 75-69-71 – 215 -1
T14 Garrett Barber 74-75-71 – 220 +4
T29 Nicholas Arcement 75-73-76 – 224 +8
T29 Cohen Trolio 72-73-79 – 224 +8

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