TWO TIGERS EARN TOP 10 FINISHES IN FINAL STANDINGS AT BULLS BAY
AWENDAW, S.C. – Senior
Sang Yi showed his All-America form once again while continuing his
impressive run with a fourth-straight top-10 finish in leading the
18th-ranked LSU men’s golf team during Tuesday’s final round at the
Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate held this week at Bulls Bay Golf
After opening the championship with scores of
2-under 70 in the first round and 3-under 69 in the second round, Yi
wrapped up the event with a 3-over par 75 in the final round to finish
in a tie for fifth place with the final leaderboard for his
fourth-straight top-10 finish this spring.
Andrew Presley added a top-10 finish of his own while tying for ninth
place with an even-par 216 in three rounds, including a matching score
of 3-over par 75 during Tuesday’s action.
The duo helped
lead the Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the 15-team field after
winning back-to-back team championships in 2010 and 2011. The Tigers
wrapped up the week with a team score of 14-over 302 for a 54-hole
score of 11-over par 875 en route to a fifth-place finish in the final
The No. 3-ranked Auburn Tigers scored a
decisive nine-shot victory for the team championship with their 54-hole
team score of 10-under par 854 at the par-72 Bulls Bay Golf Club,
including a 6-over par 294 during Tuesday’s action. The 24th-ranked
Virginia Cavaliers followed in second place overall with a score of
1-under 863, while the 15th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies finished in
third place at 2-over 866. Rounding out the top five of the final team
standings was Kentucky in fourth place at 5-over par 869.
his performance, Yi earned his fourth-straight top-10 finish in LSU’s
four tournaments this spring as he now owns four top-five finishes and
six top-10 finishes in eight starts this season.
opening the spring season by tying for fourth place overall at the John
Hayt Invitational, Yi has now finished in second place at the Louisiana
Classics, in a tie for ninth place at the Argent Financial Classic and
in a tie for fifth place at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in
Presley is in the midst of an
impressive streak of his own as he has earned three-straight top-10
finishes in the spring after capturing his first collegiate victory at
the Louisiana Classics three weeks ago. He has also tied for sixth
place overall at the Argent Financial Classic before tying for ninth
place in the final standing at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
following Tuesday’s final round.
Senior Austin Gutgsell
and freshman Curtis Thompson added matching scores of 4-over 76 toward
LSU’s team total during Tuesday’s final round. Gutgsell ended the day
in a tie for 29th place at 7-over 223, while Thompson finished in 63rd
place overall with a 54-hole score of 16-over 232.
opening with a 2-under 70 on Sunday and 4-over 76 on Monday, sophomore
Smylie Kaufman had a 11-over 83 on Tuesday to fall into a tie for 56th
place in the final standings at 13-over 229.
return to action this weekend as they wrap up the regular season while
play hosting this year’s LSU National Invitational being held Saturday
and Sunday at the University Club in Baton Rouge. That is the last
opportunity for the team to prepare for the 2012 postseason as the SEC
Men’s Golf Championship is set for April 20-22 at the Seaside Course at
Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.
HOOTIE AT BULLS BAY INTERCOLLEGIATE – FINAL ROUND RESULTS
TEAM SCORES (Par 864)
Auburn 285-275-294 – 854 -10; 2. Virginia 287-289-287 – 863 -1; 3.
Texas A&M 289-278-299 – 866 +2; 4. Kentucky 285-282-302 – 869 +5;
5. LSU 286-287-302 – 875 +11; 6. South Carolina 291-290-296 – 877 +13;
7. NC State 291-279-312 – 882 +18; 8. North Carolina 290-281-313 – 884
+20; 9. Ole Miss 292-284-316 – 892 +28; 10. Augusta State 294-294-306 –
894 +30; T11. Wake Forest 298-299-305 – 902 +38; T11. Wisconsin
301-298-303 – 902 +38; 13. College of Charleston 295-300-310 – 905 +41;
T14. Maryland 293-299-319 – 911 +47; T14. Wofford 294-298-319 911 +47.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 216)
Niclas Carlsson, Auburn, 70-70-71 – 211 -5; T2. Blayne Barber, Auburn,
72-66-74 – 212 -2; T2. David Snyder, Kentucky, 70-69-73 – 212 -4; 4.
Will McCurdy, Auburn, 72-71-70 – 213 -3; T5. Sang Yi, LSU, 70-69-75 –
214 -2; T5. Denny McCarthy, Virginia, 73-72-69 – 214 -2; T5. Jordan
Russell, Texas A&M, 71-68-75 – 214 -2; 8. Alex Wennstam, Augusta
State, 72-73-70 – 215 -1; T9. Andrew Presley, LSU, 72-69-75 – 216 E;
T9. Cameron Peck, Texas A&M, 70-67-79 – 216 E.
T5. Sang Yi, 70-69-75 – 214 -2
T9. Andrew Presley, 72-69-75 – 216 E
T29. Austin Gutgsell, 74-73-76 – 223 +7
T56. Smylie Kaufman, 70-76-83 – 229 +13
63. Curtis Thompson, 76-80-76 – 232 +16