Video: LSU holds off Oklahoma State to win The Prestige

Video: LSU holds off Oklahoma State to win The Prestige

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Video: LSU holds off Oklahoma State to win The Prestige

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LSU held off top-ranked Oklahoma State to win the team title at The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Wednesday.

It’s the Tigers’ second tournament win this season, in addition to the David Toms Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge, La., in October.

LSU, ranked 17th by Golfweek, was led by Philip Barbaree, whose final round was highlighted by consecutive eagles on the par-5 eighth and the par-4 ninth holes.

LSU finished 14-under, five shots ahead of Oklahoma State (-9). They were the only teams to finish under par. Pepperdine (+5), UCLA (+14) and Oregon (+17) rounded out the top five.

LSU had three golfers finish in the top eight.

Oklahoma State’s Viktor Hovland won the individual title, finishing 8-under, one shot ahead of Stanford’s Brandon Wu, who led going into Wednesday’s final round. OSU’s Austin Eckroat (-5) and Barbaree (-5) tied for third. Pepperdine’s Joshua McCarthy was fifth (-4).

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LSU topped a strong field to claim The Prestige at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., on Feb. 20, 2019. (Golfweek)

Matthew Wolff, the No. 1 ranked college men’s player by Golfweek, finished T-14. He opened with a 69 on Monday but closed his tournament 75-71. Wolff entered the event having won four straight individual titles.

Golfweek’s exclusive livestream coverage of The Prestige featured veteran broadcasters Will Haskett and Steve Scott calling the action, with Golfweek’s Lance Ringler providing interviews and analysis. Video of the full final round broadcast can be viewed above; Tuesday’s second-round broadcast can be viewed here.

The Prestige, presented by Charles Schwab, was contested for the 19th year in Southern California’s Coachella Valley. Fifteen of the top college teams in the nation competed, including host UC Davis:

East Tennessee State
Iowa State
LSU
Northwestern
Oklahoma State
Pepperdine
San Diego State
Stanford
UC Davis
UCLA
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Oregon
Utah
University of Stirling

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