Notes: LSU roommates Peterson, Loupe both stamp tickets to PGA TOUR

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Web.com Tour Championship runner-up John Peterson went straight from the scorer’s tent after finishing his round to watch his friend and college roommate Andrew Loupe finish on No. 18. With Loupe’s status an uncertainty, Peterson, along with his parents, and Loupe’s family members watched anxiously as he pushed a birdie putt four feet past the hole.

When Loupe’s par putt from four-feet dropped in, there were hugs and tears from both players — still not certain he had done enough.

“I was extremely nervous for him,” said Peterson. “He’s always been strong mentally. He was like that in college and I just knew he would make that par putt coming back.”

 

As the final two groups came in behind Loupe, he got the good news and the celebration began.

“We’ve been there for each other since we were 10 or 11,” said Peterson. “He used to beat the crap out of me until I was about 15. It’s means a lot to both of us but it means a lot to LSU too. We’ve had David Toms forever. He set the bar pretty high. We’ve brought the program back to top 10 by the time we graduated, so to get in together is huge.”

 

Loupe acknowledged what Peterson’s friendship means to him. “That guy is like a brother to me,” he said. “I lived with him for three years. He’s a great dude. I’m always pulling for him and he’s always pulling for me. I’m just very happy.”

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