Greg Berthelot Wins 105th Louisiana Amateur Championship

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – June 9, 2024

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Greg Berthelot of Baton Rouge is now a three-time Louisiana Amateur Champion and the undisputed
best amateur golfer in the state. He carded rounds of 69-72-69-72 (six-under par 282) to win the 105 th
Louisiana Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Louisiana by one shot over Jarrod Johnson of
Ponchatoula. Johnson fired a final round 66 on Sunday, which was tied for the lowest round of the
championship, to make things interesting. Berthelot played brilliantly all week and made 16 birdies in 72
holes. His victory secures his exemption into the U.S. Amateur at Hazeltine National Golf Club in August.
Berthelot joins John Humphries, Shirley Picard, Jimmy McGonagill and Fred Hass, Jr. as the only players
in the history of the LGA dating back to 1920 to win at least three state amateur championships.

Berthelot is also the two-time reigning Louisiana Mid-Amateur Champion and earned a $1,000 prize for
his victory. Berthelot was in the final pairing of the day, along with Tyler Ledet of Lafayette and Patrick
Blaum of Covington. In the final round, Berthelot shot 35 on the first nine holes and 37 on the second
nine holes. When he stepped on the 18 th tee Sunday afternoon, he was at nine-under par for the
championship with a four-shot lead. However, drama ensued and a few errant shots left Berthelot with
a five-foot putt for triple bogey to the back left hole location to win the championship. Fortunately, he
drained the putt and could take a sigh of relief. Berthelot birdied the par 5 2 nd and par 5 11 th holes in all
four rounds of competition this week.

The Country Club of Louisiana (CCLA) was in immaculate condition for this championship. CEO Chris
Brown, Head Golf Professional Brian Williams, and the entire CCLA team went above and beyond to
enhance the player experience, and it was a tremendous showcase of one of the premier clubs in
Louisiana. CCLA’s hospitality was first class. The Jack Nicklaus designed course played to a par 72 at
6,954 yards on Sunday. This was the fourth time in history that CCLA has hosted the Louisiana Amateur
Championship (also in 1999, 2006, and 2017). 282 was the highest total for the champion since 2018.

Ryan Fulton of Crowley and Ryan Dupuy of Baton Rouge finished tied for 3 rd place (285). Others finishing
under par for the championship were:

T5) Kyle Bennett, Zachary (286), 2023 Champion Jake Marler, Shreveport (286), and 2003, 2019, 2020
Champion John Humphries, Woodworth (286)

T8) Michael Ferrer of Covington (287) and Tyler Ledet of Lafayette (287)

The 106 th Louisiana Amateur Championship will be conducted at Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course)
in New Orleans, June 5-8. The low 30 and ties are exempt from qualifying.

Click here for final results.