May 2, 2022 — Monroe, LA
John Peterson of Fort Worth, Texas and Grady Brame Jr. of Hammond, Louisiana both shot an impressive 4-under par 68 to earn co-medalist honors at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monday’s U.S. Open Local Qualifier, conducted by the Louisiana Golf Association. Brame’s scorecard was blemish free with four birdies and zero bogeys while Peterson made six birdies and two bogeys. Four players tied for third place, Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Peter Creighton of Buffalo, New York, Garrett Barber of Stuart, Florida, and Trey Winstead of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These four players went into a playoff to determine the final qualifying spot and two alternate spots. Arcement made birdie on the first playoff hole the par 4 18th hole to secure the final qualifying spot. Barber and Creighton both made par to extend the playoff to determine the alternate spots. Creighton emerged as the first alternate after the fourth playoff hole. Peterson, Brame, and Arcement will advance to 36-hole Final Stage qualifying (Golf’s Longest Day) with qualifiers from the Final Stage sites advancing to the 122nd U.S. Open Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, MA, June 16-19.
The weather was perfect for golf on Monday, with sunny skies and temperatures rising to the mid-80’s and a slight breeze. The Perry Maxwell designed Bayou DeSiard Country Club, which will host the Louisiana Golf Association’s Senior Amateur Championship later this week, was in excellent condition for this qualifier and drew rave reviews from participants. Course Superintendent Brandon Johnson and his crew worked tirelessly all week preparing the course and getting it in championship condition.
There were a total of 48 competitors at this Local Qualifier conducted by the Louisiana Golf Association, in association with the USGA. Bayou DeSiard Country Club played to a par of 72 at 7,227 yards on Monday.