Mandeville, Louisiana June 21, 2023
It was a beautiful day of golf at Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville as Louisiana’s best junior golfers played one of the most beautiful courses in the state. The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour (LJGT) at Beau Chene kicked off at 7:30 AM under perfect conditions. The course played to a par 72 at 6,600 yards for the Overall Boys and approximately 5,600 yards for the Overall Girls and 11-13 Boys’ Division.
Jude LeBoeuf of Lockport is currently leading in the Overall Boys’ Division at even par, shooting an opening round of 72. LeBoeuf’s solid play today included two birdies and only one bogey throughout 18-holes. Tyler Zimmerman of Lafayette trails LeBeouf by one shot with 18 holes left to play after a solid opening round 73. The LJGT at Beau Chene is still anybody’s to take with third place sitting only two shots back of Leboeuf and a three-way tie for fourth place sitting three shots back. Logan Jensen of Denham Springs currently sits at two-above par, while Dane Galiano of Laplace, Cason Toms of Benton, and Drew Prieto of Baton Rouge sit at three-above par.
Jade Neves of New Orleans leads the Girls’ Division after an opening round 75. Neves had quite the round with one birdie, bogey, and double bogey on the front nine, and a total of three birdies on the back nine. Neves has a four-shot lead over Teagan Connors of New Orleans, who currently sits in second place. The Girls’ Division will tee off at 8:06 am Thursday for Round Two.
Reed Winkler of Shreveport leads the 11-13 Boys’ Division after carding a three-above par 75. Winkler had an impressive round at Beau Chene making 3 birdies on the back nine and going bogey free. Currently sitting in second place, Ivan Popp of Lafayette, also had a great round and is trailing Winkler by only two strokes after 18 holes. Popp carded five bogeys, two birdies, and one double-bogey in round one. Wayne Kabrich and Parker Greene of Mandeville are trailing in a tie for third place at six above par.
Members of Beau Chêne Country Club enjoy two distinct 18 hole championship courses designed by renowned golf course architect Joe Lee, the Magnolia and the Oak, with scenic views and spectacular landscape changes for a superior playing experience. With stately ancient live oaks, large cypress trees, lush vegetation and freshwater lakes, the area is inhabited with a variety of wildlife.
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