St. Simons Island, Ga. – The No. 4-seeded LSU men’s golf team opened the day with a 3.5-1.5 win over the No. 5 seed Missouri Tigers in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Championship before falling to the top seeded Vanderbilt Commodores by a score of 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Sea Island Golf Club.
Quarterfinal – Vs. Missouri
Nicholas Arcement grabbed the first point of the day for LSU with 2&1 over Tommy Boone. Garett Barber made it 2-0 after defeating Jack Parker at 1 Up.
Missouri grabbed its lone point from Jack Lundin, who defeated Drew Doyle in 20 holes of play. Doyle held the lead for most of the match before Lundin tied it up with three holes left of play and claimed the next to take a lead. Doyle forced the match to go to sudden death, where the two split the 19th hole before Lundin won on the 20th hole of play.
Cohen Trolio secured the win for LSU after 21 holes of play against Charlie Crockett. Trolio tied it up on the 7th hole and the two couldn’t be separated before heading into sudden death holes. The 19th and 20th holes were split before Trolio claimed the final hole and secured LSU’s spot in the semifinal round for the first time since 2018.
Semifinal – Vs. Vanderbilt
Arcement grabbed his second win of the day with a 3&2 win over William Moll. Arcement claimed the 10th hole with a par to take a 1UP advantage before grabbing a birdie on No. 12 and a par on No. 14 to extend his lead to three and coast on the final two holes and give LSU the first point of the match.
Vanderbilt tied it up at 1-1 in the match when Trolio pushed LSU back into the lead with a 2&1 win over Harrison Ott. Trolio tied up their match with a par on No. 6 and took his first lead of the match with a birdie at No. 10. The freshman showed his skill as won holes 13 and 14 to stretch his lead to as high as three before holding off a late charge from Ott to clinch the win on No. 17 and give LSU a 2-1 lead in the match.
Vanderbilt tied it up moments later on a 3&2 win by Cole Sherwood over Doyle and Reid Davenport clinched a spot in the final for Vanderbilt with a 4&3 win over Sanders.
The Tigers will discover their postseason path when the NCAA selection show for the 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Tournament airs at 3 p.m. CT on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, May 4th.