2016 Tournament Participant Profile

Luis Gagne LSU

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Class: Sophomore

Height: 5-9

Experience: 1L

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

High School: Orlando Christian Prep

2016 U.S. Amateur Quarterfinals
2016 PING Honorable Mention All-American
2016 Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American
2016 PING All-Southeast Region
2016 LSWA Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2016 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
One of the top players in college golf during his freshman season while finishing the 2015-16 campaign as the No. 33-ranked player nationally in the final individual player rankings released by Golfstat and Golfweek … Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from both PING and Golfweek for his outstanding performance … Also picked up a PING All-Southeast Region selection … Honored by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as the Louisiana Freshman of the Year and a First-Team All-Louisiana performer … Made seven tournament appearances in his debut season with the Tigers, including six starts during the 2016 spring season … A catalyst in the Tigers advancing to match play at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships for the third-straight season … Matched fellow freshman Sam Burns as the top Tigers in stroke play at the NCAA Championships, tying for 13th place with a final score of 4-over par 284 in 72 holes played at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club … Halved his NCAA quarterfinal match with Oregon’s Thomas Lim as the Tigers fell, 3.5-1.5, to the eventual national champions … Tied for third place in his first spring event at the Valspar Collegiate Invitational with a final score of 1-under par 212 … Also fired 1-under par to tie for first place at LSU’s Tiger Classic with a 36-hole score of 143 and tie for fourth place at Texas A&M’s Aggie Invitational with a 54-hole score of 215 … Tied for 38th place at the SEC Championships before he tied for 39th place at the NCAA Franklin Regional … Fired season-low rounds of 3-under par 69 in the first rounds at the Aggie Invitational at the Traditions Club and NCAA Franklin Regional at the Vanderbilt Legends Club … Tied for 45th place in his collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic where he posted a score of 13-over 229 in LSU’s 2015 fall opener at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Georgia … Finished the season as LSU’s third-leading scorer for the 2015-16 season with a 72.48 scoring average in his seven tournament appearances … Eight of his 21 rounds were at par or better … Followed the collegiate season by advancing to the quarterfinal round of match play at the 116th United States Amateur Championship held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan … Was the No. 10 seed in U.S. Amateur match play after tying for sixth place in 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying with a score of 3-under par 137 … Defeated Harford’s Paul Pastore, 5-and-3, in the first round; Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer, 3-and-2, in the Round of 32 and Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger, 3-and-1, in the Sweet 16 of match play at the U.S. Amateur … Fell to USC’s Jonah Texeira, 3-and-2, in the quarterfinal round … Earned his first varsity letter at LSU.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the Top 20 high school recruits in the United States in the Class of 2015 … Ranked as high as the No. 16-ranked recruit nationally in the Class of 2015 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard Boys Rankings on National Signing Day … Also tabbed the No. 17-ranked recruit nationally in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings and the No. 22-ranked recruit nationally in the Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings for the Class of 2015 … Also ranked No. 20 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard Boys Rankings, No. 24 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings and No. 35 in the Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings regardless of high school classification on National Signing Day … A decorated member of the American Junior Golf Association during his junior career … Honored as an AJGA Rolex Honorable Mention Junior All-American with his performance during the 2013-14 season … Cracked the Top 10 of the final leaderboard at one of the most prestigious events on the AJGA calendar by tying for 10th place overall at the 2014 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions … Fired a 72-hole score of 10-under par 278 to tie for 10th place at the 2014 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions held at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tennessee … Performance included a tournament-best score of 8-under 64 in the third round … Also earned a top-10 finish by tying for sixth place at the 2014 AJGA TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior at Innisbrook hosted by Sean O’Hair … Highlighted his 2014 season by tying for second place on the final leaderboard at the 97th Western Junior Championship held at Flossmoor Country Club in Flossmoor, Illinois … Fired a 2-under par 286 in 72 holes to tie for second place at the 97th Western Junior Championship, including a 6-under 66 in the third round … Tied for 22nd place with a score of 1-over par 289 at the 2014 Junior PGA Championship held at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, Texas … A two-time qualifier for the United States Junior Amateur Championship during his prep career … Advanced to the Round of 32 of match play in his U.S. Junior Amateur debut in 2013 in the event held at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, California … Teed it up in stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas … Earned a pair of top-10 finishes in AJGA events during the 2013 season, including a third place at the AJGA Ocala-Marion Sports Commission Junior and a ninth place at the AJGA Junior at Innisbrook … Earned his first career top-10 finish in an AJGA-sponsored event at the 2011 Junior All-Star at Eagle Ridge where he won an eighth-place finish with his performance … Went out with a bang in his final regular-season tournament at the high school level as he fired an eye-popping 8-under 28 for nine holes while competing for Orlando Christian Prep in the event held at the North Shore Golf Club in Orlando, Florida … Followed his regular-season finale by being crowned the 2014 Florida Class 1A State Champion with a two-shot victory in the state finals held at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida … Fired a 36-hole score of 1-under par 143 to capture the Florida Class 1A title in his senior season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Luis Gerardo Gagne … Born on Aug. 27, 1997 … Originally from Costa Rica … Parents are Michael and Graciela Gagne … Has two younger brothers, Michael, Jr. and Nathan, and one younger sister, Isabella … Plans to major in either business or accounting at LSU.