Baton Rouge, Louisiana — June 22, 2019
The Country Club of Louisiana will host the 91st edition of the Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship, June 23-26. The top-16 qualifying female golfers from across Louisiana will comprise the field that will compete in match play for the most prestigious Women’s title in the state. In addition to the Championship Flight, there will be three flighted match play brackets for golfers with a Handicap Index exceeding 8.0. The Flighted Championships will play from forward tees and will compete within their respected flights.
This year’s Women’s Amateur field looks to be a strong one with five former champions competing for the title of top women’s amateur champion in the state. Abbey Daniel of Covington is back to defend her title from last year. Daniel, an accomplished junior amateur player broke through last year with her 5 & 4 victory over Julia Johnson of St. Gabriel at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport.
Some of the notable players in this year’s field include The Country Club of Louisiana’s own Julie Harrison, Women’s Amateur Champion in 2004, Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion in 2008 and 6-time Women’s Senior Amateur Champion (2011-13, 2016-18) looks to add to an impressive amateur resume with a win on her home track. Kay Daniel of Covington, 2005 Women’s Amateur Champion, 12-time Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion, and back-to-back Girls Junior Amateur Champion (1988 & ‘89) will be tough opponent this week. Jane Rosen of Metairie is a three-time Women’s Amateur Champion (1983, 1987, 1988) and recently reinstated amateur. Jane also captured her first victory as a reinstated amateur at the LGA Net Amateur last year at Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course). Mary Chauvin of Hammond, 2016 Women’s Amateur Champion playing collegiately at LSU looks to add a second Women’s Amateur title to her amateur resume this week.
Other notables include reigning Girls’ Junior Amateur Champion, Cassidy Lambert of Gretna, two-time Girls’ Junior Amateur Champion and Texas A&M Aggie, Brook Tyree of Sulphur and 2014 Senior Amateur Champion Connie Bousquet of Mandeville. Standouts in the Flighted Championships include Mary Edwards of Jonesville, the 2001 Women’s Senior Amateur Champion and Julia McKey of Slaughter two-time Women’s Senior Amateur Champion (1998, 2002).
With so many brilliant amateur golfers in this year’s field, it’s sure to be an exciting week at The Country Club of Louisiana. The course will play to a par 72 at approximately 6,100 yards for the Championship Flight. The subsequent flighted championships will play forward tees to a par 72 at approximately 5,217 yards.
The Country Club of Louisiana founded in 1986, is a Jack Nicklaus design. The golf course is in immaculate condition for this field, in huge part to Ed Pippin, Superintendent and his staff. Stroke play qualifying will begin Sunday morning June 23 at 7:30 AM, to determine seeding for the Championship Flight. Match Play will begin Monday, June 24 at 7:30 AM with Championship Flight matches leading the way. Click here to view pairings & starting times for stroke play qualifying.