Three LSU Representatives Set to Compete at U.S. Amateur

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Baton Rouge, La.  – LSU golfers Trey Winstead, Garrett Barber, and Cohen Trolio will begin play at the 121st U.S. Amateur on Monday morning. All three will be on LSU’s 2021-22 roster; Winstead is a fifth-year senior, Barber is a fourth-year senior, and Trolio is an incoming freshman.

The tournament will be held in Pennsylvania at the Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, Pa.) and Longue Vue Club (Verona, Pa.). Thirty-six holes – 18 Monday, 18 Tuesday – of stroke play will be played before the top 64 competitors advance to match play beginning on Wednesday. All matches will be held at Oakmont CC, while every player will play Oakmont CC and Longue Vue Club for stroke play.

Both courses will play as a par 70, but Oakmont will cover 7,254 yards and Longue Vue will pay at a distance of 6,647 yards. Winstead and Trolio both received exemptions into the championship. Winstead earned an exemption due to his World Amateur Golf Ranking of 40, and Trolio’s exemption is thanks to his 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur runner-up finish a few weeks back. Barber qualified his way in thanks to winning the Annandale Golf Club qualifying tournament in Madison, Mississippi. Barber is ranked No. 77 in the WAGR, and Trolio checks in at the 172nd spot.

Tee Times
Trey Winstead
12:25 p.m. CT – Monday (August 9) – Longue Vue Club
7:10 a.m. CT – Tuesday (August 10) – Oakmont Country Club

Garrett Barber
12:25 p.m. CT – Monday (August 9) – Oakmont Country Club
7:30 a.m. CT – Tuesday (August 10) – Longue Vue Club

Cohen Trolio
12:35 p.m. CT – Monday (August 9) – Longue Vue Club
7 a.m. CT – Tuesday (August 10) – Oakmont Country Club

Barber will be playing in the fourth U.S. Amateur of his career. He made it to the Round of 32 match play in 2017 at The Riviera Country Club. Barber was the 2018 U.S. Amateur Four Ball champion with teammate Cole Hammer.

Winstead is teeing it up at his third career U.S. Amateur. He made a run to the Round of 32 at the 2020 U.S. Amateur that was hosted at Bandon Dunes. Trolio, a 2019 U.S. Amateur semifinalist, will be playing at his second career U.S. Amateur.

Three-hundred and twelve players have officially made it to Pennsylvania for the right to compete for the title. That field of 312 will be narrowed down to 64 following Tuesday’s stroke play competition.

For the most up to date info on the 121st U.S. Amateur, visit usga.org.

Schedule

Monday – 18 holes (stroke play

Tuesday – 18 holes (stroke play)

Wednesday – Round of 64 (match play)

Thursday – Round of 32/Round of 16 (match play)

Friday – Quarterfinals (match play)

Saturday – Semifinals (match play)

Sunday – Finals (match play)*

*36-hole match

(Press release provided by LSU Athletics.)

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