Shreveport, La. – July 7, 2022
2021 Louisiana Junior Player of the Year, Noah McWilliams of Benton, leads a talented field at the 65th playing of the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship after Round 2. McWilliams came into the day just one stroke behind Kale Fontenot. The LSU commit started the day hot, making birdie on six of his first nine holes. His front nine helped him card a second round low four-under par 67 to separate himself atop the leaderboard. Kale Fontenot of Lafayette shot even par and trails by three strokes after 36 holes. James Holtsclaw of Shreveport trails by four strokes after shooting a second round score of one under par 70. These three players remain the only players under par after the second round and they will be paired together again for the Final Round. There are four other players at one-over par with 18 holes remaining in the Championship.
Sydney Moss of Shreveport leads the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship after shooting a second round four-over par 75 getting her to five-over par for the Championship. Moss is coming off her victory at the 94th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship two weeks ago. Moss is also looking to defend her home turf and win the Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship for the second time after she won in 2020 at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria. Sarah Meral of Abita Springs is in solo second place sitting at eleven-over par, six shots behind Moss.
Noah Chauvin of Broussard took his impressive play to another level in round two carding a three-under par 68 finishing at three-under for the championship. After finishing third in the 12-13 age division in the 64th Louisiana Junior Amateur, Chauvin was crowned the 12-13 age division champion of the 65th Louisiana Junior Amatuer Championship. Hudson Greene of Bossier City did not make it easy on Chauvin. Greene shot a two-under par for round two and would finish as the Runner-Up at even par for the championship. Slayte Guidry of Logansport took third place finishing at six-over par for the championship.
East Ridge Country Club has put its best foot forward and received numerous compliments from the best junior golfers in Louisiana. The course played to a par 71 at approximately 6,600 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 4,800 yards.
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