LSU golf team finishes 9th in NCAA championships
Published 11:19 am Monday, June 5, 2017
LSU’s golf team finished the 2017 season as the ninth-place team in the NCAA championships.
LSU needed to come in the top eight to make the final cut, which would have put them in stroke play.
The Tigers missed the final cut by just two strokes over the four rounds.
The top four golfers’ scores each round are used to determine the team score each round. LSU posted a 1,161, which was 9-over-par during the four rounds, but Baylor and UNLV tied for seventh with 1,159.
Brandon Pierce tied for 23rd with Troy’s Cam Norman, University of Central Florida’s Kyler Tate, Oklahoma State University’s Hayden Wood and Auburn’s Jovan Rebula. All posted a 289, which was 1-over-par in the four rounds.
Pierce’s scores were consistent. He had a 73 and a 68, followed by a pair of 74s over the last two days.
The senior was LSU’s leading golfer for the tournament.
Pierce has local ties to Bogalusa. His 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.