Greg Berthelot Leads 31st Louisiana Mid-Amateur Championship Through 36 Holes

Round two results of the 31st Louisiana Mid-Amateur Championship at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, Louisiana on Saturday, August 12th, 2023.  

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156 players competed in round two of the 31st Louisiana Mid-Amateur Championship.  Tee times for the morning wave began at 7:30 AM off the 1st and 10th tee.  The afternoon wave began 12:00 PM off the 1st and 10th tee. The final group finished right on time at 6:15 PM.  The course played to a par 72 at 6,866 yards.

Defending Champion Greg Berthelot of Baton Rouge continued his dominant performance on Saturday at Oakbourne Country Club. Berthelot fired a five-under par 67, and is now 11-under par for the Championship. He takes a commanding six shot lead into the final round. Berthelot has carded the two lowest rounds in this championship thus far, and his current 11-under par score ties the 36-hole low all-time scoring record (previously Patrick Christovich in 2010 and Tommy Brennan in 2006). His second round included four birdies (holes 7, 11, 12, and 13) and one bogey at the par 4 6th hole. Berthelot once again won the skins game with an eagle at the par 5 3rd hole. This time around, he hit driver into the trees to the right and had 206 yards left to the hole. He hit a 6 iron to 6 feet and drained the putt. His two-day total in the skins game is $3,660. Berthelot has an opportunity to break his own championship scoring record from last year, if he can get to 15-under par total on Sunday. 

Nine players are at even par or better through 36 holes: Chuck Spears of Alexandria shot a 68 on Saturday to get to five-under par. Other notables on the leaderboard are: T3. Robbie Rhodes of Slidell (-3), T3. Jeremy Gautreaux of Prairieville, 5. Todd McPherson of New Orleans (-2), 6. Jacob Broussard of Lafayette (-1). Kelsey Angelle of Youngsville, Jonathan Jeter of New Orleans, and Rod Baronet of Lecompte are all tied for 7th place currently at even par. 

Oakbourne Country Club played to a par 72 at approximately 6,900 yards on Friday. Superintendent Jason Barras and his crew have the course in superb condition, and it drew rave reviews from this field of the best amateur golfers in Louisiana ages 21 and over. 

The par 5 13th hole was ranked as the # 1 most difficult on Saturday. It played 598 yards into the wind and only yielded five birdies. The cut was 14-over par and 66 players made it. 

Starting Times will begin at 7:30 a.m off the first tee for Sunday’s final round, with the leaders going off last at approximately 10:39 a.m.