The Louisiana State University (LSU) men’s golf team is standing on top of the world today, as they captured the 2015 men’s golf title Wednesday by beating USC, 4-1, in Bradenton, Florida. This was the Tigers fifth national championship, but their first since 1955.
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Just as he did in Tuesday’s national semifinal against Georgia, LSU’s senior All-American Ben Taylor scored the deciding point by rolling in a nine-foot par putt at the par-four 18th hole to claim a 1-up victory over USC’s Bobby Gojuangco and hand the Tigers their fifth national championship with a 4-1 victory over the Trojans.
“I’m just so proud of these guys,” said LSU head coach Chuck Winstead of his team winning the national championship for the 2015 season. “It’s hard to get into a position to even have a chance to win this tournament, and then when you show up out here today and you still have the resolve to play the way we did, I’m very proud of the guys on this team.
“There are a lot of people at LSU that care about men’s golf, and really the athletic department, so having graduated from LSU and being a Tiger, it’s very special. The supporters at LSU and the administration have very much supported us these 10 years. We didn’t do this by ourselves, so I think it means quite a lot. They’ve invested.”
For having to wait 60 years for another title, LSU must feel relieved that their drought on the greens is over. The men’s golf title may help the school jump in the Capital One Cup standings, as they currently rank No. 72 at the moment.