Semifinal Matches are Set for The 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship


June 22, 2024 – The Louisiana Golf Association concluded the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals of the 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship today at Lake Charles Country Club.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – This morning, the top 16 players in the Championship division battled against each other and now we are down to 4. In the Quarterfinals this afternoon, Daozeng Liu of New Orleans secured her place by defeating Mattie Purgahn of Lake Charles 4&3. Liu will face Abigail McWilliams of Benton, who won a hard-fought match 1 up against Evelyn Artieta of Denham Springs. Nicole Crochet of Baton Rouge clinched her semifinal spot by defeating Catherine Hodson of Baton Rouge 1 up, while Maci Williams of Brusly secured her place with a 2-up victory over Liza Lapeyre of New Orleans. Liu and McWilliams will play at 7:30 am and Crochet and Williams will play at 7:38 am. The Championship Match will be played at 1 pm on Sunday. 

The First Flight division held their semifinal matches this morning. Trista Suarez of Sulphur competed against Isabella Callaba of Lake Charles, while Shannon Hudson of Vinton faced Reese Drezins of Slidell. Isabella Callaba advanced to the finals by defeating Trista Suarez and will meet Shannon Hudson tomorrow morning at 8:02 AM for the championship match.

In the Second Flight division, Christina Popp of Lafayette secured her place in the finals after defeating Connie Bousquet of Mandeville. She will face Amanda Rothrock of Baton Rouge tomorrow at 8:18 AM for the championship.

Third Flight semifinalists Sandra Smith of Delhi and Cassidy Scroggins of Lake Charles secured wins against Jenny Williams of Broussard and Rhonda Meral of Abita Springs, paving the way for their final match scheduled for tomorrow at 8:34 AM.

Lake Charles Country Club played to a par of 73 at around 6,000 yards. The LGA would like to thank Head Golf Professional, Stuart Kramer for his continued support of amateur golf in Louisiana and congratulate him for 20 years at Lake Charles Country Club. The LGA would also like to thank Head Golf Course Superintendent, Chris McCallum for his hard work in preparing the golf course for the best women amateur golfers in Louisiana. The golf course is in incredible condition and has been the talk of the Championship. 

The 96th Louisiana Women’s Amateur Championship continues to showcase outstanding talent and fierce competition, with the finals set to provide an excited ending to this wonderful Championship. 

About the LGA

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is a mission-driven organization dedicated to unifying the golf community across Louisiana. Since its inception in 1920, the LGA has expanded its scope to offer a variety of championships, including the Junior Amateur Championship and the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour. The LGA is committed to providing exceptional services in Championship Administration, USGA Handicap System oversight, and Rules of Golf authority, ensuring fair play and integrity throughout the state.

The LGA supports golfers of all levels through its Course Measuring and Rating services, comprehensive tournament management, and educational seminars on the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status. By partnering with entities like the Audubon Golf Trail and Gulf States PGA, the LGA fosters growth and inclusivity in the sport.

As the authoritative body for amateur golf in Louisiana, the LGA maintains the WHS Handicap Index, crucial for assessing individual performance, and continues to uphold the game’s traditions and values. For more information, visit or contact us at 337-265-3938.

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