LSU women’s golf head coach Garrett Runion, who led LSU to its first Southeastern Conference championship in 30 years and took LSU to back-to-back NCAA championships for the first time in a decade, said was named Golf Pride Central Region Coach of the Year by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.
Runion, who is completing his fourth season as head coach of the women’s team after serving at LSU as a player and men’s assistant coach, won the award which is determined by vote of the Division I awards committee. after reviewing the top 10 ranked coaches in the region. and their respective records for the entire year.
LSU won three tournaments in the 2021-22 season, including two in televised events that featured both stroke play and match play.
next week to represent the United States in Curtis Cup matches against Great Britain and Ireland.
As a team, the Reunion players had six wins, 13 top fives and 19 top 10s, finishing 11th in the NCAA championships, five shots out of qualifying games, with seven top five teams on the season.
The Tigers made it to the NCAA championships for the second straight year, the first time this has happened for LSU women since LSU made it to the 2011 and 2012 championships. The Tigers advanced after a strong T2 finish in the NCAA region at Stanford.