College Men

LSU, Gutgsell win David Toms Intercollegiate

The LSU men's golf team after winning the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate.
The LSU men's golf team after winning the 2010 David Toms Intercollegiate. ( Courtesy LSU/Steve Franz )

Monday, January 31, 2011

With three players at the top of the leaderboard, LSU withstood a final-round charge by Arkansas to win the David Toms Intercollegiate for the second consecutive year.

The Tigers, No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, shot rounds of 283-276-289 for a 16-under 848 total, edging No. 10 Arkansas by two shots at the Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge. South Alabama was third at 855.

LSU junior Austin Gutgsell, competing as an individual, captured medalist honors for the first time in his career. He closed with a 3-under 69 Tuesday – his third consecutive round in the 60s – to finish at 10-under 206, four shots ahead of Tigers teammates Ken Looper and John Peterson. South Alabama’s Chris Piumelli and Arkansas’ Ethan Tracy also tied for second.

It was the second win of the fall for LSU, which also won the Gopher Invitational in September.