Texas A&M's record-breaking performance at Louisiana Classics
16 Mar 2022
by Jim Young of

see also: View results for Louisiana Classics, Oakbourne Country Club, Sam Bennett Profile

Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

There were a lot of red numbers on Texas A&M's scorecards from the 37th Annual Louisiana Classics held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette.

The Aggies, ranked 20th in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll, were on top of their game at Oakbourne Country Club, where they won the Louisiana Classics by 12 strokes over 24th-ranked LSU. With a winning score of 47-under 817, Texas A&M broke the school's previous 54-hole tournament scoring record of 38-under set earlier this season at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.

Sam Bennett, who is currently second in the PGA TOUR University rankings behind Texas' Pierceson Coody and fifth in the Golfweek/ world rankings, won the individual title at 18-under, which is the second-lowest score in relation to par in school history, and broke the tournament record by five strokes.

The senior from Madisonville, Texas shot three consecutive rounds of 66 to earn the fourth victory of his career by six shots over LSU's Garrett Barber.

William Paysse tied for third at 11-under and has now finished in the top three four times in his Aggie career. Paysee also turned in the lowest round of the tournament, carding an 8-under 64 in the first round. 2019 Portuguese Amateur champion Daniel Rodrigues (-9) and Walker Lee (-8) also finished in the top-10.

"We did so many things well this week, and it was great to see," said Texas A&M head coach Brian Kortan said. "It was great to see the guys play some really great golf. It doesn't happen very happen when you have the group playing well at that level. That was really great to see.

"William, Daniel and Walker played some really good golf," Kortan added. "It wasn't just Sam. Those guys played some tremendous golf. Obviously, Sam won the golf tournament, but those other guys did a great job. The guys should be proud of themselves. We will continue to do what we have done and that is get back home and get ready to compete again in two weeks."

Results: Louisiana Classics
1TXSam BennettMadisonville, TX60066-66-66=198
2FLGarrett BarberStuart, FL40068-69-67=204
T3ArgentinaDiego ProneArgentina30070-65-70=205
T3TXWilliam PaysseBelton, TX30064-71-70=205
5NCMichael SandersDavidson, NC30066-72-68=206

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ABOUT THE Louisiana Classics

54-hole men's college tournament hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Team (best four scores of five players each day) and individual competitions.

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