June 8, 2019 Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jacob Broussard of Lafayette and Charlie Flynn of Alexandria fired a ten-under par 62 on Saturday to take the lead at the Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship at Lake Charles Country Club. Broussard is a member at The Wetlands Golf Course in Lafayette and Flynn is a rising sophomore who plays college golf at the University of Louisiana Lafayette. Broussard and Flynn carded a 31 on both the front and back nine, and their stellar 62 included ten birdies and zero bogeys. The leaderboard is jampacked with 18 holes left to play. Three teams are tied for second at nine-under par and just one shot back of the leaders. Local favorites John Henry Faulk / Shane Heinen of Lake Charles, Reid Giardina / John Gregory of Lake Charles, and Page Breaux of St. Gabriel / Brent Struthers of Baton Rouge all carded a first round 63. Tied for fifth at eight-under par 64 are: Jeremy Gautreaux of Prairieville / Brandt Garon of Jackson, Triston Elston of Lafayette / Micah Goulas of New Iberia, and Lake Charles Country Club members Eric Brown / Hunter Crochet. 2011 LGA Four-Ball Champions Greg Berthelot of Baton Rouge and Kyle Williams of Choudrant are currently in eighth place after an opening round 65, while defending champions Phillip Frazier and Jay Sanders of Baton Rouge are at six-under par. With 15 teams within four shots of the leaders, Sunday is shaping up for an exciting finish.
Broussard and Flynn got off to a hot start with a birdie at the par 5 1st hole (560 yards) and then they made three consecutive pars. Flynn caught fire and tacked on four straight birdies on holes 5-8. After a par on the 9th hole, Broussard and Flynn made the turn at five-under par 31. Broussard contributed consecutive pars to start the back nine and Flynn made another birdie at the par 4 12th hole. After a par at the 13th hole, Flynn made two more birdies at the par 3 14th and the par 4 15th. Broussard finished strong with par-birdie-birdie on the final three holes.
It was a perfect sunny summer day for golf in Southwest Louisiana with temperatures rising to the low 90s. The golf course, which took on over five inches of rain earlier in the week dried out nicely, and the greens were absolutely pure. This Championship has been a wonderful showcase of the Lake Charles Country Club, which is celebrating its centennial year of golf. The course drew rave reviews from the state’s best players and it was in excellent condition for this extremely strong field.
The Lake Charles Country Club course played to a par of 72 at approximately 6,582 yards on Saturday. Starting times will begin off the first tee at 7:30 AM on Sunday, with the leaders going off last at 12:40 PM.
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