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LSU men's golf team returns with the hardware

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago June 04, 2015 Jun 4, 2015 Thursday, June 04 2015 June 04, 2015 11:53 AM in Sports
Source: WBRZ / AP
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The LSU men's golf team received a warm welcome from Tiger fans Thursday when they returned with the NCAA Division 1 National Championship trophy.

The crew beat the University of Southern California 4-1 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. for their fifth team title and first since 1955.

Senior All-American Ben Taylor sank a tricky 8-foot par putt on the 18th hole Wednesday to give LSU the victory and its first NCAA golf championship in 60 years.

Brandon Pierce got LSU on the board, beating Rico Hoey 2 and 1. Zach Wright extended his record to 5-0, topping Sean Crocker 3 and 2. Eric Ricard beat Jonah Texeira 1 and 2.

Eric Sugimoto accounted for Southern California's lone point, beating Stewart Jolly 1 and 2.

IMAGE: LSU TAF / Twitter

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