Scobel Claims Victory in Super Senior Division of 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship After Two Playoff Holes

May 9, 2024 | Maili Bartz

A look into the second round of the 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship at Ellendale Country Club in Houma, Louisiana on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

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127 players competed in the second round of the Louisiana Golf Association’s 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship. This morning’s tee times begin at 8:00 AM off the 1st and 10th tee. The course played to a par 72 at approximately 6,626 yards for the Senior division and 5,951 yards for the Super Senior and Legends divisions for today’s round.

Houma, LA- The second round of the 35th Louisiana Senior Amateur Championship has concluded, trophies have been awarded, and the leaderboards for the final round have been announced. After a picturesque, sun-drenched day at Ellendale Country Club, the champions of the Super Senior and Legends divisions have been announced.

In the Legends division, after a challenging 36-hole championship, the title went to Frank Brame, who delivered an impressive round of 68, finishing at 2-under par for the entire championship. Brame, a 75-year-old native of Alexandria, surpassed expectations by shooting seven strokes under his age, a remarkable accomplishment. In an interview, Brame humbly remarked, “Playing with the people I play with, if I shoot my age then I am going to lose” Brame, no stranger to victory, has previously been named the champion of the Louisiana Senior Amateur in both 2002 and 2004.

Douglas Farr of Saint Joseph secured the runner-up position in the Legends division, finishing at even par with a final-round score of 68. Robert Shelton of Lafayette claimed third place, concluding at 5-over par with a final-round score of 72.

The Super Seniors division witnessed a thrilling endings, with Luke Scobel of Hammond emerging as the champion. A dramatic two-hole playoff unfolded between Scobel and runner-up Randy Goff of St. Francisville on holes #1 and #18 at Ellendale Country Club. After a tied first playoff hole, Scobel clinched victory with a spectacular 30-foot downhill putt on the #18 green, leaving even his opponent speechless. In a post-round interview, Scobel attributed his success to luck and prior practice, noting that he had encountered a similar putt during his practice round. Prior to the playoff, both Scobel and Goff had consistently matched rounds of 71 and 74 throughout the championship, placing them at the top of the leaderboard. Wade Botts of Marksville secured third place, concluding his final round at 3 over-par for the championship.

In the second round of the Overall Championship division, leading the way tied at the top of the leaderboard are Robby McWilliams of Benton and Todd Doss of Mandeville, both shooting a round to put them at 4-under par for the championship. McWilliams had a phenomenal round today, going bogey-free on the back nine and carding 6 birdies throughout his second round. Similarly, Doss also made some great shots on the course today, carding 5 birdies overall and also going bogey-free on the back nine. Following the leaders and sitting at T3 are reigning champion Eric Lavespere of Monroe and Billy Joe Tolliver of Saint Gabriel, both at even par.

A cut took place today for the Overall division of this championship, with the low 60 scores and ties being forwarded to tomorrow’s final round. With such a tight race at the top of the leaderboard, tomorrow’s final round promises to be an exciting one. The Louisiana Golf Association is thankful for all the senior players heading home today and hopes to see some familiar faces for next year’s championship.

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA), a cornerstone of the state’s golfing community since 1920, remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting amateur golf. With a robust offering of championships, USGA qualifiers, and comprehensive services, the LGA proudly serves over 200 member clubs and 17,000 individual members statewide.

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