Choudrant, Louisiana July 27, 2022
It was a beautiful day of golf at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant as Louisiana’s best junior golfers played the top ranked golf course in the state. The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour (LJGT) at Squire Creek kicked off at 7:30 AM under perfect conditions. The course played to a par 72 at 6,602 yards for the overall boys and approximately 5,600 yards for the overall girls and 11–13-year-old boys division. Five golfers finished in red numbers with Cason Toms of Benton, La leading at three under par (69). Toms’ solid play included five birdies and only two bogeys. Niel Phillips of New Orleans, La trails Toms by one shot with 18 holes left to play after a solid opening round 70. The LJGT at Squire Creek is still anybody’s to take with three players sitting only two shots back of Toms. Adam Trahan of Crowley, Drew Sliman of Lafayette, and Ryder Briggs of Shreveport, sit at one-under par.
Samantha Schultz of Mandeville leads the Girls’ Division after an opening round 78. Schultz has a four-shot lead over Isabella Callaba of Lake Charles. Schultz and Callaba are trying to make a push up the Girls’ LJGT Player of the Year standings with strong finishes. The Girls Division will tee off at 7:30 am Thursday for Round Two.
Noah Chauvin of Broussard leads the 11-13 Boys’ Division after carding a three-under par 69. Chauvin had an absolutely impressive bogey free round with three birdies at the challenging Squire Creek. Slayte Guidry of Logansport also had a great round who is trailing Chauvin by only one stroke after 18 holes. Guidry carded four birdies and two bogeys in round one. Guidry and Chauvin are both trying to catch Hudson Greene in the Boys’ 11-13 LJGT Player of the Year standings, who is seven shots back of Chauvin after carding a 76 in the first round today.
The shot of the day goes to Jackson McCormick of Minden who made a hole in one at the Par 3 third hole. The hole was playing 154 yards with a front right hole location. McCormick hit a 9-iron to capture his third career hole in one.
The Tom Fazio designed Squire Creek Country Club was in impeccable condition for this event. Superintendent Andy Boughner and his staff did an excellent job getting the course in championship condition. The golf course spectacular reviews from the best junior competitors in the region. As mentioned above, the course played to a par 72 at 6,602 yards for the Overall Boys Division and approximately 5,600 yards for the Overall Girls Division and Boys’ 11-13 Division.
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