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Sam Burns has established himself as one of the top junior golfers in the country and Friday committed to LSU.  Burns finished runner-up in this year's Junior PGA Championship in Washington, DC and had five top ten finishes in national events over the summer.  Burns made his announcement at David Toms' 265 Academy in Shreveport, which made the LSU alum Toms happy as well.

Burns, of Calvary Baptist in Shreveport, had whittled his choices down to LSU, Oklahoma and Alabama.  By joining the Tigers he joins what is quickly becoming one of the more impressive college golf teams in America and decisively dominated by golfers from northwest Louisiana.  Shreveport's Nathan Jeansonne has also committed to LSU while Eric Ricard is already there as a freshman.  LSU Coach Chuck Winstead is loaded with players thinking about one day joining the PGA Tour, but first thinking about winning a college golf national championship.

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