Williams, Greene, and Partin Lead Round One of LJGT at University Club

Round one results of the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour at University Club Championship held at University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, August 1st, 2023.  

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78 players competed in round one of the 2023 LJGT at the University Club Championship.  Tee times began at 9:15 AM off the 1st tee.  The final group finished right on time at 5:15 PM.  The course played to a par 72 at 6,597 yards for the Overall Boys Division and approximately 5,598 yards for the Overall Girls and Boys 11-13 Division.

Maci Williams of Brusly dominates the Girls’ Division with an impressive opening round of 68, the only player under par, leading by nine shots over Vivian Voilon of Shreveport, who is at five over par. Williams, playing on her home course, showed great confidence, tallying 7 birdies and only one bogey and double bogey in the first 18-holes, with a bogey-free back nine. Her recent victory in the 58th Girls’ Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship adds to her momentum, and she also leads in the race for LJGT Girls’ Player of the Year.

Hudson Partin of Denham Springs takes the lead in the Overall Boys’ Division after round one of the championship with an impressive score of two-under par (70). His solid performance featured two birdies and an eagle, with only two bogeys in the first 18-holes. Defending champion Dax Reaux follows closely in second place, at even par. Meanwhile, a five-way tie for third position at one over par includes David Marsh of Baton Rouge, Alston Manne of Baton Rouge, Carter Schmitt of Baton Rouge, Drew Sliman of Lafayette, and Kye Hanks of Lake Charles.

In the Boys’ 11-13 Division, Parker Greene of Mandeville and Hudson Greene of Bossier City share the top spot with identical scores of 73. Both players recorded three birdies and four bogeys each. Wayne Kabrich of Mandeville trails the Greene boys by one stroke, making the final outcome of the championship unpredictable.

Tee times for the final round will begin tomorrow, August 2nd, at 9:15 AM off of the 1st tee.

The University Club is a 7,700 Par 72 Championship-Caliber course designed by David Toms and Jim Lipe. It was designed to challenge the best while offering a course that members can enjoy daily. The design team took advantage of the natural topography keeping in mind the Louisiana Wetlands that surround this challenging design.  It is a private facility for golf enthusiasts looking for a challenging experience on a premier golf course with exceptional service that can be shared by friends and family alike.  Built to be the permanent HOME OF LSU GOLF, The University Club is the place where Tiger Traditions will be shared and created by friends and family alike.

This championship was conducted by the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour.