Daniel and Purghan Earn Co-Low Medalist Honors at 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship

Round one results of the Louisiana Golf Association’s 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship held at Lake Charles Country Club in Lake Charles, Louisiana on Friday, June 21, 2024.  

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is proud to announce that Kay Daniel of Covington and Mattie Purgahn of Lake Charles have both earned Co-Low Medalist honors at the 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship, held at the Lake Charles Country Club. Both competitors finished with an even-par score of 73. Daniel, the 2005 Champion, had four birdies (holes 3, 7, 12, and 15). She shot an even par 36 on the front 9 and an even par 37 on the back 9. Purgahn made five birdies (holes 1, 5, 10, 13, and 15) on Friday. She stumbled with a double bogey on the par 3 6th hole and was two-over par at the turn. Purgahn played brilliantly down the stretch, carding a two-under par 35 on the final nine holes. The tie for the # 1 overall seed was broken with a scorecard playoff per the USGA method, and Purgahn’s back nine 35 landed her that coveted one seed.

The newly renovated Lake Charles Country Club is in excellent condition for this championship. They have an innovative putting surface in the form of Mach One grass, and the greens drew rave reviews from competitors. Match Play begins on Saturday, and LCCC is an excellent match play golf course. It will allow for momentum swings and drama on its closing holes. The course played to a par 73 at 6,008-yards.

Liza Lapeyre of New Orleans also delivered a noteworthy performance, earning the # 3 seed with a score of 75.

The top 16 players from stroke play qualifying will compete in the Championship bracket for a chance to be named the top Women’s Amateur golfer in Louisiana. The Louisiana Golf Association extends its congratulations to Kay Daniel and Mattie Purgahn for their medalist honors. They both will have shared custody of the beautiful Alle B. Chatham trophy for the next year.

About the LGA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is a mission-driven organization dedicated to unifying the golf community across Louisiana. Since its inception in 1920, the LGA has expanded its scope to offer a variety of championships, including the Junior Amateur Championship and the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour. The LGA is committed to providing exceptional services in Championship Administration, USGA Handicap System oversight, and Rules of Golf authority, ensuring fair play and integrity throughout the state.

The LGA supports golfers of all levels through its Course Measuring and Rating services, comprehensive tournament management, and educational seminars on the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status. By partnering with entities like the Audubon Golf Trail and Gulf States PGA, the LGA fosters growth and inclusivity in the sport.

As the authoritative body for amateur golf in Louisiana, the LGA maintains the WHS Handicap Index, crucial for assessing individual performance, and continues to uphold the game’s traditions and values. For more information, visit or contact us at 337-265-3938.

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