Marler Leads After Second Round of the 104th Louisiana State Amateur at Southern Trace Country Club

July 21, 2023 – Shreveport, Louisiana

Round two results of the Louisiana Golf Association’s 104th Louisiana Amateur Championship held at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana on Thursday, July 21, 2023.  

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144 players competed in round two of the 104th Louisiana State Amateur.  Morning tee times began at 7:30 AM off the 1st and 10th tee.  The afternoon wave teed off of the 1st and 10th tee at 12:00 PM.  After today’s round, the field was cut to the top 60 players and ties.

Jake Marler of Shreveport is in the lead after round two of the 104th Louisiana Amateur Championship, firing four-under 68.  Marler holds a one-stroke lead to remain atop the leaderboard, carding in six birdies and two bogeys from today’s round.  After 36-holes, Marler sits at a five-under total to par and a 139 total gross.

The following players are holding the top 10 spots on the leaderboard:

T2 (-4)| Jay Mendell of Lafayette & Hunter Battles of Ruston

T4 (-3)| Greg Berthelot of Baton Rouge

              Noah McWilliams of Benton

              John Humphries of Woodworth

T7 (-2)|Charlie Bell of Shreveport

             Matt Weber of Scott

             Griffin Dorr of Mandeville

Morning wave tee times for round three will begin tomorrow, July 22nd, at 7:30 AM off of the 1st tee.

This championship was conducted by the Louisiana Golf Association.

About the Louisiana Golf Association (LGA):

The LGA, founded in 1920, is a non-profit organization dedicated solely to serving the game of golf and its membership of approximately 90 Member Clubs and 16,500 individual members.  Over the course of the last quarter-century, the LGA has grown from an organization that simply existed to conduct its statewide amateur championships to a full-service golf association that strives to accomplish its stated mission. 

“To foster the enhancement and expansion of amateur golf through the development of member and information services, the promotion of opportunities for all who want to play, and the protection of the game’s integrity and valued traditions.”

The LGA is an Allied Golf Association (AGA) of the United States Golf Association.  While the LGA provides a myriad peripheral benefits and services to its member clubs and individual members, its core services include Course Measuring and Rating, Championship Administration, Rules of Amateur Status, and Rules of Golf.

For more information about the Louisiana Golf Association, visit