Tim Fletcher Show: LSU Golf Team National Champs + Calvary Boys Track Team Ineligible for 15-16
What you missed on the Tim Fletcher Show.
Over in Bradenton, Florida on Wednesday, the LSU men’s golf team won the NCAA national championship, with a 4-1 victory over Southern Cal! Marking the first time in 60 years the Tigers hoisted the hardware! Former Loyola golfer, Eric Ricard scored a one-up victory in the championship round to finish undefeated in match play this week. All-American Ben Taylor sealed the deal with his 9-foot par putt at the final hole. Tons of reaction on Twitter from local golfers like David Toms, Philip Barbaree Jr., Sam Burns, Nathan Jeansonne and Carter Toms. Burns and Toms will be heading to LSU.
Bringing it back home, the Calvary track team has been ruled ineligible for the 2015-2016 season, and fined $200, following a sportsmanship hearing in Baton Rouge with the LHSAA. Last month, the boys relay team was disqualified after winning the 200 meter relay for wearing improper uniforms. After the disqualification by officials, at least one athlete on the track team cursed at an official, while another threw his medal in the stands.
In Arlington, the White Sox rough up the Rangers 9-2. Days after Joey Gallo’s major league debut, where he was only a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, he homered in the bottom of the ninth. Nick Martinez didn’t do so hot on the mound, allowing nine hits and seven earned runs. The Rangers have a chance to beat the Sox tonight, when the two play at 7:05.
Last night in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Tampa Lightning had a 1-0 advantage over the Chicago Blackhawks for most of the game, until the final five minutes of the third period, where the ‘Hawks scored two unanswered goals. Chicago up 1-0 in the best of seven, Stanley Cup Finals. Game two, Saturday on NBC.
Tonight, LeBron James and the Cavs’ will start their quest of bringing the city of Cleveland their first championship, in any sport, in 64 years! But, the high powered offense of the Golden State Warriors anchored by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson stands in their way. Game one of the NBA finals is tonight at 8 on ABC, you can listen to live coverage of the game on 1130 The Tiger.