LSU’s Pierce ties for 8th place in final fall play tournament

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, November 9, 2016

LSU’s golf team took third place and Brandon Pierce tied for eighth at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic in Lahania, Hawaii, from Friday to Sunday.

The Tigers’ golfers combined to shoot 24 under-par in a close race at the top. Two strokes separated first place Clemson from third place LSU. Georgia was second at 25 under in the 24-team field.

Individually, Pierce tied Georgia’s Spencer Ralston for eighth place at nine under., as 132 golfers competed.

Pierce had scores of 69, 68 and 67 for a 204 total for the three rounds.

Pierce’s father, Chavgney Pierce, and his grandparents on his father’s side, Huey Pierce and Martha Pierce, are from Bogalusa. His mother, Rebecca Pierce, was an engineer at the Bogalusa paper mill and taught at Bogalusa High School.

Clemson’s Doc Redman won the tournament at 15-under, by two strokes over LSU’s Sam Burns.

This tournament ends fall season play for LSU. The Tigers return to action in 2017 at the Prestige at PGA West. The event takes place Feb. 20-22 at PGA West’s Greg Norman Courst in La Quinta, Calif.