Shreveport, La. – July 6, 2022
Defending Champion Kale Fontenot of Lafayette leads a talented field at the 65th playing of the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship after Round 1. Fontenot shot a four-under par 67 to end up atop the leaderboard. Noah McWilliams of Benton trails by one stroke after 18 holes and James Holtsclaw of Shreveport trails by two strokes after shooting an opening round of two under par 69. These three players were the only players under par after the opening round and they will be paired together for Thursday’s Second Round. There are nine other players at two-over par or better with 36 holes remaining in the Championship.
Sydney Moss of Shreveport leads the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship after shooting a first round one-over par 72. Moss is coming off her victory at the 94th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship two weeks ago. Moss is also looking to win the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship for the second time after she won in 2020 at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria. Sarah Meral of Abita Springs is in solo second place after an opening round of five-over par 76.
Noah Chauvin of Broussard shot an impressive even-under par 71 to lead the 12-13 boys’ division by two strokes over Hudson Greene of Bossier City and Gavin McDermott of Harvey. Crew Galambos of Shreveport fired a five-over par 76 to lead the 10-11 boys’ division after Round 1.
East Ridge Country Club drew rave reviews from the best junior golfers in Louisiana. The course played to a par 71 at approximately 6,600 yards for the Boys’ Overall. The Girls’ Championship and 12-13 Boys played at approximately 5,600 yards. The 10-11 Boys’ age division played at approximately 4,800 yards.
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