Texas A&M, LSU share Aggie Invitational title

Kiyoshi Murota, of Japan, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Texas A&M, LSU share Aggie Invitational title

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Texas A&M, LSU share Aggie Invitational title

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Texas A&M came back on its home turf to tie LSU and earn a joint win at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas.

The field struggled at Traditions Golf Club, with the winning teams finishing at 35-over 899. LSU’s 5-over 293 on Saturday was the best round of the week.

Two Aggies finished in the top five. Greg Yates led the team with a runner-up finish at 1 under, and Ben Crancer finished in fourth at 3 over. LSU was led by Curtis Thompson, who finished in a tie for eighth.

Texas Tech finished in third 39 over and California and Oklahoma State tied for fourth at 42 over.

California senior Brandon Hagy took medalist honors, finishing at 4-under 212. Hagy shot rounds of 71, 70 and 71 in the tournament, beating out runner-up Greg Yates by three strokes. The victory was the third for Hagy this year and the fourth of his career. He has nabbed a top-five finish in nine of his past 11 events.

Both Texas A&M and LSU earned their first win of the year.

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