LSU Rallies Past No. 1 Oklahoma State To Win The Prestige
LA QUINTA, Calif. – Early in the final round of The Prestige presented by Charles Schwab men’s college golf tournament, the LSU Tigers were in trouble.
A stumbling start on a chilly morning saw the Tigers lose their overnight lead and fall behind the No. 1 Oklahoma State Cowboys by as many as five shots. But somewhere in the middle of the round, the LSU players found their games and flipped the tables on the top-ranked Cowboys.
“It speaks to the resilience of the guys,” LSU coach Chuck Winstead said after this team won its third Prestige title in four years with a six-shot victory over Oklahoma State. “We had three guys who were not in good spots relative to their scores through five, six, seven, eight holes. And for them to be able to kind of get their footing and be able to rally and make a few birdies and then finish off down the stretch when the conditions got a little tougher, that’s a good sign for things ahead.”
The 16th-ranked Tigers finished the third round at 5-under 279 on a day that saw temperatures stay below 60 with strong winds swirling in various directions.
The day even started with a one-hour frost delay on the Greg Norman Course at PGA West. LSU finished the three-day event with a team score of 14 under, six shots better than Oklahoma State. The Cowboys started fast but stumbled as the winds picked up in the afternoon to finish at 282 for the day on the par-71 Norman Course.