August 21, 2022 Lake Charles, Louisiana
Jacob Mercante of Ponchatoula played incredible all weekend to win the 23rd Louisiana Golf Association Net Amateur Championship at Contraband Bayou. Mercante shot the low round of the Championship on Saturday, a five-under par 66 and a one-over par round of 72 to finish at four-under par 138 for the Championship to win by four strokes. Three players finished tied for second at even par, Raymond Blank of Saint Amant, Ricky Simmons of Baton Rouge, and Dennis Chambers of Vinton.
Third time was the charm for Amadan Rothrock of Baton Rouge. After finishing runner-up in 2020 and 2021, Rothrock finally emerged victorious at Contraband Bayou. Rothrock shot rounds of 73-76 for a total of seven-over par 149. Dawn Watson of Baton Rouge finished runner-up with a total of 157. Mary Edwards of Jonesville finished in solo third place with a total of 160.
The National Golf Club of Louisiana claimed victory of the Net Club Team Championship over Santa Maria by six strokes. Members of the winning team included, Julius Courville, Trey Miller, Carl Lemaire, Philip Jardell, and Ricky Norwood.
There were three flights in the Men’s Championship. Bart Dornier of Metairie was the winner of the St. Andrews flight over Bobby Goodson of Baton Rouge. Brian Anderson of Ponchatoula defeated Dwayne Hightower of Sulphur to win the Troon Flight. Raymond Blank of Saint Amant won the Carnoustie flight over Ricky Simmons of Baton Rouge via scorecard playoff.
Contraband Bayou played to a par of 71 at approximately 6,300 yards for the Men’s Championship and approximately 5,200 for the Women’s Championship.
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