The LSU men’s golf team shot a 1-over 289 Tuesday at the Seminole Legacy Golf Club to move up one spot into a tie for ninth at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional.
After two rounds of play, LSU has a team score of 4-over 580 (291-289) and is 11 shots out of the coveted fifth position. Florida State leads with score of 24-under par and LSU is 11 shots behind Ohio State who is in fifth at 7-under 569. Crunched in between LSU and Ohio State are also TCU (-3), Kansas (-2), and Georgia Southern (E).
The top five teams qualify for the NCAA championships.
Freshmen Nicholas Arcement and Drew Doyle again LSU on Tuesday with second round scores of 3-under and 1-under, respectively.
Arcement rolled in five birdies during a nine hole stretch of his round to get as low as 4-under for the round. A bogey on the last brought him back to 3-under 69 for the day to put him 3-under 141 for the tourney in a 14th place tie.
Doyle dropped in three birdies, 13 pars, and two bogeys for a 1-under 71 that moved him up four spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 23rd at 1-under 143.
Junior Chris Woollham carded a 3-over 75 and is 4-over 148, tying him for 45th. Sophomore Conner Gaunt added a 2-over 74 and junior Garrett Barber shot a 3-over 75 to put Gaunt and Barber at 5-over 149 and tied for 50th place.
The final day of play will begin for LSU at 7:55 a.m. CT on Wednesday morning. For the first time all tournament, LSU will tee off from No. 1 with playing partners from Georgia Southern and Kansas. Gaunt goes off first at 7:55 a.m. and will be followed by Barber, Woollam, Doyle, and Arcement.
A miracle would not save them. How is it even possible for LSU to play so sickeningly bad at the Tallahassee Regional? An embarrassment for the program and for Coach Chuck Winstead.