Tigers Fall in SEC Quarterfinals

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

St. Simons Island, Ga. – The fourth-seeded LSU men’s golf team dropped its quarterfinal round contest of match play to fifth-seeded Arkansas on Saturday morning at the Sea Island Club – Seaside Course by a final tally of 3-2.

Final Results

Connor Gaunt and Garrett Barber were both victorious winning by their matches with 2&1 advantages. Both Gaunt and Barber never trailed in their match. LSU started play on No. 10 Saturday morning.

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Barber halved his first hole with Tyson Reeder before going 1UP on hole No. 2 of the day. Barber stretched his lead to as many as two and his birdie on the par 4 8th hole solidified the win at 2&1. Gaunt won the first hole of the match and never trailed the rest of the way against Julian Perico. The match was tied as late as hole No. 4 before Gaunt regained the lead for good on hole No. 5, his 15th hole of the day.

Michael Sanders lost his match to William Bull by a final tally of 2&1. Drew Doyle was defeated by Manuel Lozada 3&1, and Nicholas Arcement was defeated by SEC individual medalist Segundo Pinto 4&2.

LSU will now shift its focus to NCAA postseason play. They will find out which regional they will be going to on Wednesday, May 5.