September 17, 2017 — Patterson, Louisiana

Page Breaux of St. Gabriel and Bill Land of Lafayette fired a nine-under par 63 on Sunday to win the 2017 LGA Senior Four-Ball Championship by seven strokes over Kevin Morvant of Houma and Chad Soileau of Ville Platte.  This is the second LGA Senior Four-Ball Championship for Breaux and Land, although in their previous victories they each had a different partner.  Breaux and Land finished with a 36-hole total of seventeen-under par 127, which is the second-lowest score in LGA Senior Four-Ball history, and they now hold the largest margin of victory record at seven shots.  For the weekend, Breaux and Land carded 18 birdies, 17 pars, and one bogey.  They par 3s at six-under par, the par 4s at eight-under par, and the par 5s at three-under par.

Land got their final round off to a good start by making a par at the par 4 1st hole.  Breaux then contributed a birdie at the par 3 2nd hole (181 yards).  Land then added another birdie at the par 5 3rd hole.  After two more pars, Land made back-to-back birdies at the par 5 6th and the par 5 7th.  After Land parred the 8th hole, Breaux made a birdie at the par 4 9th hole, and the formidable duo made the turn at five-under par 31. 

Breaux started his back nine the way he finished the front nine, with a birdie 3.  Land added a par at the par 3 11th hole, and Breaux added another birdie on #12.  The 2017 Champions’ only bogey of the tournament came at the par 5 13th hole.  Land responded with a par at the par 4 14th, then Breaux made back-to-back birdies on holes 15 and 16.  Land tacked on another birdie at the par 4 17th hole, and they cruised in with a par on the par 4 18th to secure the win.  It truly was an impressive team effort.   

Rounding out the top 5 were:

3. Robert Shelton and Ben Thibeaux of Lafayette (136), T4. David Duhon of Breaux Bridge and Larry Wood of Lafayette (137), T4. Brad Mosing and Dennis Smith of Lafayette (137).

The 2017 LGA Senior 4-Ball Championship was played at approximately 6,600 yards.  Temperatures were in the low 80s with a light breeze blowing throughout the day.  The LGA also conducted a Super Senior Championship for participants 65 years of age and older, playing from a forward set of tees at 6,000 yards. 

Henry Cole of Monroe and Wayne Peddy of Ruston won the Super Senior Division with a 36-hole total of thirteen-under par 131.  Glenn Granger and Ben Holcombe of Sulphur finished claimed a runner-up finish at ten-under par 134.

Next year’s Championship will be conducted at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek in St. Francisville.

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