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Akins & Cooper Lead 33rd Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship After 36 Holes; Michael Scurria Wins Super Senior Championship

 

Monroe, Louisiana               May 6, 2022

Wendell Akins of Baton Rouge and Bob Cooper of Monroe lead after the second round of the 33rd Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship at Bayou DeSiard Country Club. Akins and Cooper sit at four-over par 148 to lead by one stroke over Two-Time Champion Rod Baronet of Lecompte and Stan Humphries of Monroe. After shooting the round of the Championship, a four-under par 68, Bart Dornier of Metairie sits in solo fifth place just two strokes back. Rolf Morestead of Monroe, John Dupont of Thiboduax, and Ricky Parvino of Broussard trail by 3 strokes at 151. Saturday will be an exciting conclusion to a very competitive and difficult Championship.

The LGA is also conducting a Super Senior Championship (Ages 65+) the first two days over 36 holes.  Michael Scurria of Baton Rouge emerged victorious by four strokes over round on leader and defending Champion Robert Shelton of Lafayette. Scurria shot a first round of two-under par 70 and a final round of even par 72 in tough conditions to win his first LGA Championship. Dale Cagnolatti of Monroe finished the Championship in third place.

There were two Hole-In-Ones during Friday’s second round, Billy Wright of Ponchatula and Bart Dornier of Metairie both carded a 1 on the par 3 9th hole playing at 151 yards. Wright hit an 8 iron and Dornier hit a 9 iron.

Friday’s play was conducted in sunny conditions with a 15-25 mph winds throughout the day.  Bayou DeSiard Country Club is drawing rave reviews from this field of the top Senior (50 years of age or older) players in Louisiana.  The course played to a par of 72 at just under 6,600 yards on Thursday for the Overall Championship and just under 5,900 yards for the Super Senior Championship.

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