McWilliams Takes Early Lead in 34th Senior Amateur Championship

Marksville, Louisiana               April 27, 2023

The Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship’s first round has concluded, and the leaderboards for the two divisions have been announced. The championship, which began on April 27, 2023, is being held at Tamahka Trails Golf Club in Marksville, Louisiana.

Robby McWilliams from Benton, Louisiana, is leading the Overall division with a score of two under. Cade Hebert from Abbeville is a close second with a score of one under. Tied in third is Jason Lewis from Alexandria, Rick Hart from Covington, and Ronnie Averett from Loranger.

McWilliams is looking to win his third championship in the past five years, having previously won in 2019 and 2020.  The rest of the field is tightly packed, with several golfers within striking distance heading into day two. With McWilliams’ impressive track record in this tournament, it will be interesting to see if he can hold onto his lead and capture yet another championship title.

In the Super Senior Division, Henry Cole of Monroe and Scott Haynie of Brusly are tied for the lead with a score of +1, followed closely by Douglas Farr of Saint Joseph and Mike Walpole of Choudrant who both shot +2. The leaderboard was filled with experienced golfers who demonstrated impressive skill and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. 

The first round saw some impressive performances from the players, with several of them managing to score even par or better. Among them were Jason Lewis from Alexandria, Rick Hart from Covington, and Ronnie Averett from Loranger, who all finished with a score of even par.

The Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship is a prestigious event that brings together some of the most talented senior golfers from around the state. This year’s championship has drawn a strong field, and the first round has set the stage for an exciting competition.

The tournament will continue for the next two days, with the final round scheduled for April 29. The organizers invite all golf enthusiasts to come and witness the action.

Click here for Second Round Pairings and Starting Times

Click here for First Round Results