Hanks, Williams, and Greene Claim Championship Titles at LJGT at University Club

Final round results of the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour at University Club Championship held at University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023.  

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71 players competed in round two of the 2023 LJGT at the University Club Championship.  Tee times began at 9:15 AM off the 1st tee.  The final group finished right on time at 5:15 PM.  The course played to a par 72 at 6,597 yards for the Overall Boys Division and approximately 5,598 yards for the Overall Girls and Boys 11-13 Division

Maci Williams of Brusly secured victory in the Girls’ Division, finishing at an even par overall after a final round of 76. During today’s round, she made three birdies, five bogeys, and two double bogeys. This marks Maci’s third LJGT win this season, showcasing her exceptional skills. It was a proud moment for Williams, as she triumphed on her home course for this championship. Vivian Voilon of Shreveport finished at five-over par after shooting even par today. The low round of the day in the Girls’ Division was shot by Evelyn Artieta of Denham Springs, who scored a one-under par (71), securing third place. With this win, Williams will continue to lead in the race for LJGT Girls’ Player of the Year.

In the Boys’ 11-13 Division, Parker Greene of Mandeville emerged as the champion after winning a playoff hole against Hudson Greene of Bossier City. The Greene duo consistently led the leaderboard throughout both rounds, but it was Parker who ultimately secured the top spot. In his final round, P. Greene recorded three birdies and one bogey, while Hudson Greene secured second place with five birdies, one bogey, and one double bogey. With this win, Parker Greene further solidifies his position as the front-runner for the LJGT Player of the Year 2023 title.

Due to inclement weather, the Overall Boys’ Division was shortened to 27 holes, resulting in a tie for first place between Kye Hanks of Lake Charles and Dax Reaux of Breaux Bridge. In the scorecard playoff, Kye Hanks emerged as the champion at 3-under par, showcasing a remarkable first nine holes with four birdies and no bogeys. The runner-up, Dax Reaux, also delivered an impressive performance on the front nine, recording one birdie and one eagle while staying bogey-free.

For the third-place position, a scorecard playoff was held among Kade Bryant of Benton, Drew Sliman of Lafayette, and Hudson Partin of Denham Springs. After evaluating the first nine holes from today, Kade Bryant secured third place with a solid four birdies and a final score of one-under par.

The University Club is a 7,700 Par 72 Championship-Caliber course designed by David Toms and Jim Lipe. It was designed to challenge the best while offering a course that members can enjoy daily. The design team took advantage of the natural topography keeping in mind the Louisiana Wetlands that surround this challenging design.  It is a private facility for golf enthusiasts looking for a challenging experience on a premier golf course with exceptional service that can be shared by friends and family alike.  Built to be the permanent HOME OF LSU GOLF, The University Club is the place where Tiger Traditions will be shared and created by friends and family alike.

The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour expresses heartfelt thanks to Mr. Andres Prieto, the Golf Pro of University Club Plantation, and his staff for their invaluable assistance in hosting this event. The golf course was truly exceptional, providing an enjoyable experience for the players during both rounds.

This championship was successfully conducted by the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour.