SE Louisiana captures David Toms crown
The Southeastern Louisiana men’s team rolled to a convincing 16-shot victory Oct. 6 at the David Toms Intercollegiate that head coach Tim Baldwin called “undoubtedly one of the biggest wins in school history.”
The Lions, led by individual medalist Grady Brame, finished at 4-under 860 and were the only team under par, defeating runner-up Iowa State by 16 shots in wet, windy weather at The University Club in Baton Rouge, La. The field featured three teams who entered the event in the top 30 of the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings: No. 19 Houston, No. 22 LSU and No. 30 Iowa State.
“To be able to run away from a field of this caliber on a tough course and facing rainy, windy conditions is just phenomenal,” said Southeastern Louisiana head coach Tim Baldwin.
“We feel like we’re definitely a top-50 program and we were able to show that this weekend.”
Brame, a junior, posted rounds of 72-69-68 for a 7-under 209 and a three-shot victory over sophomore teammate Eamon Bradley. The next-closest players were three shots behind the Lions’ top two.
Host LSU finished a disappointing seventh at 30-over 894. The Tigers had two players competing as individuals finish in the top 10 – Andrew Presley (T-3) and Zach Wright (T-10) – but neither counted toward the team score.