Choudrant, Louisiana – August 8, 2019
Squire Creek Country Club will host the 28th edition of the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship this coming weekend, August 9-11. 144 players from across Louisiana will compete over 54 holes for the title of the best player over 25 years of age in the state. Squire Creek, a Tom Fazio design just east of Ruston, is currently ranked as the #1 golf course in the state by Golf Digest. An extremely strong field of competitors await a tough test of golf.
Hank Shaheen of Dequincy is back to defend the title he won last year at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club. 2017 LGA Mid-Amateur Champion Seth Dufrene of Luling is teeing it up this week seeking his second title. Robby McWilliams of Benton, fresh off an appearance in the Senior British Open, will also be competing in this year’s LGA Mid-Amateur. McWilliams is the reigning LGA Senior Amateur Champion, and he also won the 2016 edition of the LGA Mid-Amateur.
New Orleanian Patrick Christovich returns as a four-time LGA Mid-Amateur Champion and two-time runner-up. Christovich won the 2012 title at Squire Creek with a score of one-under par 215. Other former champions in this year’s field include: Matt Nicholas of Lake Charles (2009), Scott Haynie of Brusly (2002), and Grady Brame of Hammond (1993 & 2001). Squire Creek Member Derek Busby of Ruston is also expected to vie for this year’s Championship. Busby, currently ranked 152nd in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, is playing at a high-level right now and already has one LGA Championship to his name, the 2017 Amateur.
This year’s championship has again drawn a talented field of competitors in what will no doubt be a tremendously exciting event. The Squire Creek CC course will play to a par of 72 at approximately 6,900 yards. The course is in magnificent condition and is drawing rave reviews from the field.
Play will begin off both #1 and #10 tees at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning. The field will be cut to the low 60 and ties after 36 holes.
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