Louisiana Junior Golf Spotlight: Eli Ortego


November 30, 2020

The Louisiana Junior Golf Tour member spotlight is a monthly article highlighting the strong talent in our state. Our December junior golfer to be featured is Eli Ortego of Broussard. Eli is a senior at Ascension Episcopal High School, and has been a member of the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour since its inception in 2019. Eli will attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the fall of 2021 and play for the men’s golf team. Eli is very active at Ascension and currently serves on the Leadership Counsel.

Ortego had an incredible 2020 season that started with a second-place finish at the 101st Louisiana State Amateur Championship at Bayou Oaks at City Park. Ortego continued his strong play with a tied for second finish at the 63rd Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship and a tied for third finish at the Louisiana Four-Ball Championship. Ortego also helped Team Louisiana win its fifth straight Junior River Cup where he went undefeated in his three matches. Here’s our Q & A with Eli:


  1. What is your favorite golf memory?

Final round at the 2020 State Am at Bayou Oaks in New Orleans

  1. If you were a golf club, which club would you be and why?

60 degree – Everybody has a favorite

  1. What is your dream golf course to play?

Augusta National

  1. Along with yourself, who would be in your ideal golf foursome?

Easy…Tiger Woods! Jack Nicklaus! and Joe Davis!

  1. Favorite PGA or LPGA player?

Sam Burns

  1. What sport would you play if you did not play golf?


  1. Favorite golf movie?

The Short Game

  1. What are you currently binge-watching?

The Office

  1. What is your favorite subject in school?


  1. Favorite quote, golf or non-golf related?

Be the hunter, NOT the hunted!