“We had a good fall, probably better than last year,” LSU coach Chuck Winstead said.
The Tigers won two of their five fall starts, capturing their own David Toms Intercollegiate in October and smoking the field in the Kaanapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii in November with a 31-under-par performance to win by seven strokes.
The Tigers fielded the same five golfers in all five fall tournaments: juniors Luis Gagne and Nathan Jeansonne, sophomore Philip Barbaree and freshmen Jacob Bergeron and Trey Winstead, the coach’s son, a two-time state champion at University High.
Bergeron, from Slidell, shared first-place individual honors with Gagne in the David Toms, and Bergeron led the Tigers with a 71.29-stroke average.
Winstead said his son Trey has had to prove himself to be part of the lineup, adding that he hasn’t felt any pressure to show the coach is handling him fairly compared to LSU’s other players.
LSU, which hosted an NCAA regional last year at the University Club and does so again in 2020, doesn’t have any home tournaments this spring.
LSU, which won the NCAA title in 2015, has finished third, first, fifth and ninth the last four years, the only team to finish that high nationally since 2014.