Acadiana-area golfers claimed a number of excessive finishes over the previous week at two completely different Louisiana Golf Affiliation occasions, together with one inaugural match.
Jacob Broussard of Lafayette and UL sophomore-to-be Charlie Flynn of Alexandria had been the first-day leaders and finally wound up in a playoff on Sunday on the LGA’s 37th annual 4-Ball Championship held at Lake Charles Nation Membership.
The pair had been concerned in a three-way playoff which was gained by match champions John Henry Faulk and Shane Heinen — enjoying the place each are members — when Henry rolled in a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-five first gap.
Broussard and Flynn birdied that 560-yard first gap in Saturday’s opening spherical, after which added 4 straight birdies on the fifth by way of the eighth holes in making the flip at five-under 31.
The duo continued their sizzling play when Flynn birdied the par-four 12th, the par-three 14th and the par-four 15th holes. Broussard then made birdie-birdie on the ultimate two holes for one more 31 and a bogey-free 62 to take the first-day lead by one shot over the eventual winners.
Broussard and Flynn didn’t have the identical sizzling begin in Sunday’s last spherical and had been solely one-under by way of seven holes, however discovered the recent hand once more on the again 9 with one other five-under 31. Broussard birdies the par-four 15th and the par-three 16th and Flynn birdied the par-four 17th and the par-five 18th to rally from a number of strokes again to pressure the playoff.
Two UL teammates, Micah Goulas and Triston Elston completed tied for eighth at 64-67–131, the New Iberia-Baton Rouge pairing ending as the opposite top-10 native group.
Denny Guilbeaux of Broussard and Brett Guillot of Lafayette, and Patrick Lyman of Lafayette and Crosby Lyman of Port Allen, every carded 69-67—136 totals to tie for 22nd within the 64-team subject. Invoice Land and John Davis of Lafayette, who gained the state four-ball in each 1999 and 2000 — the one champions ever to go back-to-back — completed tied for 26th at 68-69—137, as did the staff of Corey Halsell of Lafayette and Jon Doyle of Lake Charles. Prep gamers Oliver Nickel of Crowley and Harry West of Chataignier tied for 30th at 69-69—138 to additionally end within the higher division of the sphere.
The state four-ball championship got here on the heels of a ground-breaking occasion held final week at Oakbourne Nation Membership, the place Lafayette’s Kale Fontenot gained the primary common cease on the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour staged by the LGA and the Gulf States PGA Part. The occasion was the primary particular person occasion (the Tour kicked off with a four-ball occasion in Shreveport in February) of what’s going to be a summer time and fall-long sequence of junior golf occasions for girls and boys ages 11-18.
Fontenot gained the general boys title (age 13-18) after capturing a two-under-par 72 in Wednesday’s opening spherical, earlier than the skies opened up and dumped 5 inches of rain on the Oakbourne course in a 24-hour span Wednesday evening. That pressured cancellation of the second and last spherical and gave Fontenot the title.
Fontenot fought by way of climate points within the opening spherical, when an 11 a.m. downpour got here solely 30 minutes after the ultimate group of the day teed off. Play resumed 90 minutes later however the course was soaked and performed for much longer than its listed 6,614 yards for the boys’ total subject.
Nonetheless, Fontenot birdied the par-five third gap, and after back-to-back bogeys on the fifth and sixth he posted a stellar birdie on the difficult and signature par-three ninth gap to make the flip at even-par 36. He then had birdies on the par-five 11th, the par-four 16th and the par-three 17th to go together with a lone bogey on the par-four 14th for his two-under 70 that was adequate for a two-stroke edge over Porter Could of Shreveport.
Nick Davis and Anthony Lopresto of New Iberia each carded 78 scores to complete tied for eighth within the 41-player subject, whereas Asa Tibbs of Broussard tied for 13th at 80, Harry West of Chataignier tied for 15th at 81, Zachary Belle of Youngsville tied for 18th at 83, Blake Francis of Rayne tied for 31st at 89, Bryce Sutterfield of Opelousas was 37th at 94, Blake Marcelissen of Broussard was 38th at 97 and Adam Trahan of Crowley was 39th at 101.
Tripp Bellard of Lafayette completed as runner-up within the boys age 11-13 division, which performed at 5,661 yards, with an 80 rating, trailing solely Connor Cassano of Shreveport who posted a profitable 74 tally.
Thomas Oubre of Lafayette completed fourth at 85, Dax Reaux of Breaux Bridge was eighth at 89, Christopher Cain of Lafayette was ninth at 91, Drew Sliman of Lafayette was 10th at 106 and Avery Foster of Lafayette was 11th at 117 as the opposite native gamers within the boys 11-13 division.
The Junior Tour continues with its second particular person occasion Thursday and Friday at Squire Creek in Choudrant. Along with the person match outcomes, gamers on the Tour can compete for season-long honors and for spots in LGA invitation-only occasions.
PALMER CUP: Staff Worldwide rallied again on the second of three days after which held its lead in Sunday’s last individual-play day to take the title on the 23rd annual Arnold Palmer Cup matches performed on the prestigious Alotian Membership close to Little Rock over the previous weekend.
The occasion is the collegiate model of the Ryder Cup, with males’s and girls’s collegiate gamers from the U.S. going up in opposition to collegians from Europe – lots of whom play their faculty golf within the U.S. – in three days of competitors. The occasion is held yearly shortly after the NCAA Championships and alternates between the U.S. and European continents.
There have been no native gamers collaborating within the occasion, though LSU’s Luis Gagne was a part of the victorious Worldwide staff and went 2-1-1 in his 4 matches. However the Palmer Cup has had an area connection for nearly all of its 23 years, since former long-time UL coach Bob Bass has served on the steering committee for a lot of the Cup’s historical past and is carefully concerned with the course setup.
The Worldwide staff gained the Cup for the primary time since 2016. The People led Eight-Four after the primary spherical of blended fourball matches, however the Worldwide staff took the lead by profitable 9 of 12 within the Saturday blended foursomes and added it its lead Saturday afternoon in four-ball earlier than going 13-11 within the 24 particular person matches on Sunday.
LGA UPCOMING: Entries at the moment are closed for the Louisiana Golf Affiliation’s premier occasion, the State Novice, which is scheduled for July 18-21 at Baton Rouge Nation Membership. Entries for that occasion had been due Tuesday.
Qualifying occasions shall be held statewide for the centennial 100th yr of the State Novice, with the native qualifier set one week from Monday on June 24 at The Wetlands. Entries are additionally now open for each the State Junior Novice, set July 10-12 at Bayou Oaks at Metropolis Park in New Orleans, and the State Mid-Novice, set Aug. 9-11 at Squire Creek. Entries are due July 2 for each these occasions, with an area qualifier for the Mid-Novice set for July Eight at The Wetlands.
With the LGA now staging state ladies’s competitions after consolidating with the Louisiana Girls’s Golf Affiliation initially of the yr, entries are additionally being accepted for the 91st Girls’s Novice June 23-26 on the Nation Membership of Louisiana, and the Ladies’ Junior Novice, set for July 10-11 (concurrent with the boys’ junior occasion) at Bayou Oaks at Metropolis Park. Entries for the Girls’s Novice are due June 18 and are due July 2 for the junior occasion.
Extra info on all occasions is obtainable on-line at www.lgagolf.org.
VIEUX CHENES SENIORS: The Vieus Chenes Senior Males’s Golf Affiliation will maintain its first June occasion Thursday (tomorrow) at Les Vieux Chenes.
Signal-in is from 7-7:30 a.m. with a shotgun begin at Eight a.m. and burgers out there after play. Right change ($6) is useful. The group is open to all senior gamers, and data is obtainable at Les Vieux Chenes at (337) 837-1159.
ACADIANA PRO-AM TOUR: Due to the heavy rains that hit Acadiana final Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning, the June cease on the Acadiana Professional-Am Tour scheduled for Sugar Oaks on Thursday was postponed.
The June match will now be held Thursday (tomorrow), returning to Sugar Oaks in New Iberia. All tee instances already made have been moved to Thursday until adjustments are crucial, and last-minute spots within the subject should be out there by calling (337) 364-7611.
The Tour, sponsored by Neighborhood First Financial institution, is open to all golfers, women and men, no matter handicap or ability stage, and gamers could make up their very own foursomes. Extra info is obtainable on Fb at Acadiana Professional Am Golf Affiliation.
TWILIGHT FUN AT HEBERT: Hebert Municipal continues its sequence of Friday afternoon nine-hole scramble occasions this summer time, with the occasions persevering with no less than by way of the tip of August on the venerable course.
Registration if from 5-5:15 p.m. with a shotgun begin at 5:30 p.m. Play shall be in a four-person scramble with a “captain’s choose” format, and all ability ranges are welcome to take part. There isn’t any advance sign-up wanted, however gamers are requested to reach by 5 p.m. to facilitate registration and pairings.
Extra info is obtainable from Hebert Municipal supervisor Wayne Wills at email@example.com or at (337) 291-5557.
ACES: Michael Huffman of Maurice used an Eight-iron and a Titleist DT ball to gap out on the 124-yard second gap at Hebert Municipal on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Huffman, a 7-handicapper who has performed for 45 years, recorded his 10th profession ace whereas in a bunch with Louis Domingue, Charlie Melancon and Benny Janzen.
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