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PEYTON JOHNSON & COOPER BRENNAN LEAD LOUISIANA JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP. SYDNEY MOSS LEADS GIRL’S LOUISIANA JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.
Alexandria, La. – July 8, 2020
Peyton Johnson of Shreveport and Cooper Brennan of Covington lead a talented field at the 63rd playing of the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship after Round 1. Both players shot a four-under par 68 to end up atop the leaderboard. Johnson’s round was highlighted by his eagle at the 522-yard par 5 7th. Johnson would go on to birdie the par 4 9th. His lone bogey of the day would come on the par 5 15th, but he responded quickly with back to back birdies on 16 and 17. Brennan put together a spectacular bogey-free round to start the Championship. After his first birdie at the par 4 3rd, he would make 9 consecutive pars until his next birdie at the long par 5 13th hole. Brennan went on to make birdies on 15 and 17 to finish off an impressive round. Riley Hnatyshyn of Abita Springs and Ryan Dupuy of Baton Rouge finished one shot of the lead with a three-under par 69.
Sydney Moss of Shreveport leads the Girl’s Junior Amateur Championship after shooting a first round one-under par 71. Moss was the only player to finish under par in the Girl’s Championship, after overcoming the afternoon heat to take a two-stroke lead over Blair McKenzie of Madisonville. Moss carded birdies on holes 8, 10 and 17 to put herself in a great position heading into the final round.
Charlie Bell of Shreveport leads Drew Silman of Zachary by one shot in the 14-15 boy’s division after a first round two-over par 74. Logan Heltz of Abita Springs shot a one-over par 73 to lead the 12-13 boy’s division by two strokes over Ashton Cruse of Columbia. Hudson Greene of Bossier City fired an impressive one-under par 71 to lead the 10-11 boy’s division after Round 1 by eight shots over Noah Chauvin of Broussard.
Links on the Bayou, despite the wet conditions drew rave reviews from competitors. The course played to a par 72 at approximately 6,800 yards for the Boy’s Overall and 14-15 age division Championship. The Girl’s Championship and 12-13 Boy’s played at approximately 5,800 yards. The 10-11 boy’s age division played at approximately 5,300 yards.
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