Zachary, La. – July 13, 2023
Two-time Louisiana Junior Amateur Champion, Kale Fontenot of Lafayette, leads a talented field at the 66th playing of the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship after Round 2. Fontenot came into the day at nine-under par with Joshua Achord sitting two strokes behind in second place. The Georgia Tech commit started the day at a slower pace, making one birdie and two bogeys on his first nine holes. He wrapped up the rest of his scorecard with 3 birdies and 2 bogeys on the back nine to secure his spot at the top of the leaderboard at nine-under par with a score of 72. Landen East of Sulphur sits in second place at 8-under par, and Drew Sliman shot a score of 68 to land him in third. There was a cut in the Overall Boy’s Division and the top 60 players from today’s round will compete tomorrow for the championship title. There are 18 other players at or below par with 18-holes remaining in the Championship.
Maci Williams of Brusly leads the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship after shooting a second-round four-over par 76 getting her to two-over par for the Championship. Williams finished her second round carding two birdies, four bogeys, and one double bogey. Samantha Schultz of Mandeville is in solo second place sitting at six-over par, four shots behind Williams.
Owen Lejeune of Baton Rouge was crowned the 10-11 age division champion of the 66th Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship. Lejeune kept it consistent in round two carding a one-under-par 71 and finishing at two-under for the championship. Lejeune had an eventful round finishing with five birdies and four bogeys.
Parker Greene of Mandeville claimed the 12-13 Division Champion title of the 66th Louisiana Junior Championship, but it was not easy. The competition ended up going into a one-hole playoff with now Runner-Up, Augustin Gros, to finish on top. Greene shot a three-over-par for round two and carded in two birdies and five bogeys. Gros finished at five-over par carding in two birdies, five bogeys, and one double-bogey for a score of 77 for the round. Wayne Kabrich of Mandeville took third place finishing at six-over par for the championship.
Beaver Creek Golf Course drew rave reviews from the best junior golfers in Louisiana. The course played to a par 72 at approximately 6,700 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 5,000 yards.
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