Winkler, Connors, and Prieto Win LJGT at Beau Chene

Mandeville, LA – June 23, 2023

Teagan Connors of New Orleans, LA is your 2023 LJGT at Beau Chene Champion for the Overall Girls division. Connors carded a round one score of 79 and a round two score of 76. Although starting the day in second behind Jade Neves from New Orleans, Connors got into a good rhythm for round two and kept that rhythm going by making three birdies on the back nine, claiming her spot at number one. The young Jade Neves of New Orleans had an overall great showing as she finished runner-up. Ashlynn Crimmins from Covington, in her first LJGT event, had a good debut and finished in third place.

Drew Prieto of Baton Rouge, LA is your 2023 LJGT at Beau Chene Champion for the Overall Boys’ division. Prieto started the day three shots back but put on a stellar round two carding a two under 70 at the challenging Oak Course at Beau Chene Country Club. Prieto, only being 15, also secured the 15 & under medalist. The round one leader, Jude Leboeuf, couldn’t repeat his first-round success, but still had a good showing and finished third for the tournament. Hunter McDermott of Harvey caught fire in round two carding a 73 and leapfrogged his way into the runner-up spot. 

Reed Winkler of Shreveport is your 2023 LJGT at Beau Chene Champion for the 11-13 Boys’ division. Winkler finished the tournament at six over par. Winkler was the leader of the field after round one and kept a consistent score by carding a three-above par 75 for both rounds. Winkler, knowing he needed a birdie on hole 18 to become the champion, found his inner clutch gene by putting good shots together and draining a 15-foot birdie putt to secure the victory. Parker Greene of Mandeville and Ivan Popp both finished the tournament at seven-over par entering the players into a scorecard playoff.  Greene won the scorecard playoff and secured the runner-up spot by carding in a 73 for round two. Popp had great first LJGT showing and came in third after the scorecard playoff finishing with a 74 for round two. 

It was a beautiful but hot two days at Beau Chene with highs almost reaching 90 degrees.  The Beau Chene Magnolia and Oak courses played tough this week and was a good challenge for the entire field.  Beau Chene Country Club played to a par of 72 at approximately 6,600 yards for the Overall Boys’ division and approximately 5,600 for the Overall Girls’ and the Boys’ 11-13 division.

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