Baton Rouge, La. – Checking in at No. 12 inside the brand new Golfstat ratings, the LSU guys’ golf crew will take its talents to Bryan, Texas, for the Aggie Invitational as a way to take region this Saturday and Sunday at the Traditions Club. Chuck Winstead Interview
Thirty-six holes can be played on Saturday, and the final 18 will be contested on Sunday. Saturday and Sunday function tee instances of seven:30 a.M. CT, and Saturday’s second spherical could be performed following spherical one. Golfstat.Com will offer live scoring at some stage in the tournament. The Traditions Club will play as a par seventy-two at 7,146 yards.


The No. 12 Tigers will trot out a lineup of Luis Gagne, Philip Barbara, Trey Winstead, Garrett Barber, and Nathan Jeansonne, a set that has played steady golf this spring. Michael Sanders might be making the experience as nice and gambling as an individual. Head train Chuck Winstead has the Tigers firing on all cylinders with Gagne (seventy-one .00), Barbara (71.05), Winstead (71.50), and Jeansonne (seventy-two. 33) are all averaging career-low strokes per spherical. Barber (72.44 avg.), a freshman, is having a solid spring season as well, with 5 of his final nine rounds being even par or higher. Sanders, who has the fourth-great stroke common (seventy-two. 27 avg.) on the crew, might be playing inside his freshman campaign’s sixth event. LSU at the Aggie Invitational LSU has received the Aggie Invitational two times, with victories coming in 2014 and 2017.

The 2017 win became a weather-shortened two-spherical event that noticed Philip Barbaree and Luis Gagne in movement. Gagne fired scoring rounds of seventy-two-seventy-three to location tied for sixteenth, and Barbaree’s final spherical of 1-beneath par 71 counted in the direction of LSU’s crew score. Trey Winstead changed into LSU’s handiest golfer to finish below par on the 2018 Aggie Invitational; the lefty carded rounds of seventy two-73-69 to finish at 2-underneath par 214 for the sixth area.

As a group, LSU finished tied for third at 18-over par in 2018. Gagne’s quality performance of his career on the Aggie Invitational got here on the 2016 tournament in which he completed tied for fourth at 1-below 215 (69-75-seventy one). Golfstat Individual Rankings Barbara (No. 48) and Gagne (No. Forty-nine) are aspect-through-facet in the individual ratings, and they are joined through Winstead (No. 91) within the Top one hundred. Gagne nonetheless leads the squad with 4.06 birdies per spherical, and Barbara owns the statistical crew lead in eagles in line with spherical (0.29) and pars according to round (12.05).

Senior Nathan Jeansonne earned guaranteed begins at the PGA Mackenzie Tour last weekend with the aid of sharing medalist honors at Q faculty in California. He will begin to play on the Mackenzie Tour as soon as the collegiate season ends. Luis Gagne was selected to the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup on March 7; Gagne (March 6) and Barbara (February 27) had been named SEC Men’s Golfers of the Week this spring. LSU has two group wins at the season: David Toms Intercollegiate and ‘The Prestige.’ Luis Gagne is on the Watch List for the Ben Hogan Award

The most captivating contests generally contain a conflict of styles and what we’ve here is precisely that: the VW Golf GTI TCR versus the Renaultsport Megane RS Trophy. Tricked-up Teutonic understatement takes on sleeve-worn circuit-savvy and greater Gallic mindset than the Gilet Jaunes.

It’s a struggle of sensibilities that stretch again via misty decades of hot hatch zone enmity and has had alternating results – on occasion defining, with the assist of a Nordschleife lap time, what the common-or-garden family hatch can acquire given a massive sufficient push.
It’s no longer this sort of comfortable carve-up between Volkswagen and Renaultsport nowadays, of course, as Honda’s splendid Civic Type-R has managed to place a long way between itself and an increasing number of hungry and talented chasing percent. But perhaps none hungrier than this pair.

With the Mk 8 Golf limbering up in the wings, the Golf GTI TCR is VW’s farewell present to the Mk 7 Golf GTI, an ultimate hurrah that takes its cues from the restrained-run Clubsport, if preventing brief of our favorite-ever Golf GTI, the seriously fettled and phenomenally successful Clubsport S. That car embarrassed so many big hitters on eco toy 2017 with its mixture of extremely fit powertrain, knockout dynamics and, maximum deliciously of all, sleeper-fashion stealth.

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to count on echoes of that right here. Despite a call supposed to recall VW’s hardcore TCR racer, the Golf GTI TCR’s appearance is rather low key with best a the front splitter, a rear diffuser element, a slim tailgate spoiler, and, in case you should, a very dubious elective graphics package deal to differentiate it from the regular, and itself greater speedy than before, Golf GTI Performance.

For the Mk 7’s run out, the VW Group’s ubiquitous EA888 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine still makes the jogging, but now standardized in Performance song 242bhp at 5000 to 6200rpm. The TCR’s Golf R-bothering 286bhp is added at a barely higher 5400-6400rpm even as torque climbs from 273lb-toes between 1600 and 4300rpm to 280lb-ft among 1800 and 5300rpm. So close are those figures to the Golf R’s, cooling may want to become a problem, so that vehicle’s twin radiators discover a new home just in the back of the TCR’s bumper.

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