Zachary, La. – July 12, 2023
Defending Champion Kale Fontenot of Lafayette leads a talented field at the 66th playing of the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship after Round 1. Fontenot shot a nine-under-par 63 to end up atop the leaderboard. Joshua Achord of Abita Springs trails by two strokes after 18 holes and Kyle Traub of Metarie trails by four strokes after shooting an opening round of 5 under par 67. Fontenot not only finished the round in first, but he also had a bogey-free scorecard clocking in five birdies and two eagles. The leaderboard is filled with talent this year with over 20 players finishing the first round at par or better with 36 holes remaining in the Championship.
Maci Williams of Brusly leads the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship after shooting a first-round two-under par 70. Williams carded seven birdies on the day and was the only player under par. To add to that, she is also the youngest player in the Girls’ Junior Amateur field. Evelyn Artieta of Denham Springs is in solo second place after an opening round of one-over par 73.
Augustin Gros of Metairie shot an impressive even-par 72 to lead the 12-13 boys’ division by two strokes over Parker Greene of Mandeville. Owen Lejeune of Baton Rouge fired a one-under par 71 to lead the 10-11 boys’ division after Round 1.
Beaver Creek Golf Course drew rave reviews from the best junior golfers in Louisiana. The course played to a par 72 at approximately 6,662 yards for the Boys’ Overall. The Girls’ Championship and 12-13 Boys played at approximately 5,578 yards. The 10-11 Boys’ age division played at approximately 4,925 yards.
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