We caught up with Richard Broussard, our 2015 LGA Net Amateur Champion, after the final day of play at Koasati Pines at Coushatta. 


Kinder, Louisiana                    May 17, 2015

Richard Broussard of Lafayette fired a three-under par 68 on Sunday to win the 2015 LGA Net Amateur Championship at Koasati Pines at Coushatta by five shots over Scott Brady of Baton Rouge. Broussard started the final round with a one shot lead, but was able to distance himself from the field with another excellent round on Sunday. Broussard is a member of Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, and this victory comes in his first time competing in the LGA Net Amateur Championship. Broussard’s 134 total (66/68) was the lowest 36 hole total in LGA Net Amateur Championship history.  

As previously mentioned, this year’s event was held at Koasati Pines at Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana. The Koasati Pines golf course was in superb condition for this championship, especially the greens, which were rolling true and fast over the weekend. The course played to a par of 71 at approximately 6,450 yards. Sunday’s play was again conducted in nice weather, with temperatures in the low 80’s, but wind was a factor and competitors had to battle occasional gusts most of the day on this open resort course.  Koasati Pines, which hosted a U.S. Open Local Qualifier conducted by the LGA on Thursday, proved to be an extremely popular venue for the LGA Net Amateur competitors.

Myles Lewis, Clayton Rotz, & Brian Rowell Win Medalist Honors at U.S. Open Local Qualifier

May 14, 2015 — Kinder, LA

Three Louisianans shared medalist honors at the U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Koasati Pines at Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana on Thursday. Myles Lewis of New Orleans, Clayton Rotz of Baton Rouge, and Brian Rowell of Broussard all fired a four-under par 67 to advance to the Sectional Qualifying round.  If they make it through the next stage of Sectional Qualifying, they will compete in the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, June 15-21, 2015.


Shreveport’s Sam Burns and teammate Austin Connelly made it to the semi-finals of the inaugural USGA Amateur 4-Ball Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.  They fell to U.S. Walker Cuppers Nathan Smith and Todd White on Wednesday morning in semi-final round play.  Smith and White went on the claim the title Wednesday afternoon. 

In the two rounds of stroke play qualifying, Burns and Connelly fired back-to-back 66’s, carding 5 birdies and a bogey in each round.  Their 36-hole total of 132 was good enough to earn them the second seed going into the match-play format of the competition. 

Stroke play qualifying reduced the field to the low 32 teams, with the round of 32 matches taking place Monday, May 4.  Burns and Connolly dispatched the 31st seeded team of Jacob Huizinga and William Wrigley 3 & 2.  The following day, Burns and Connelly kept their hot streak rolling with a 3 & 1 victory over Don Walsworth and Jon Troutman in the round of 16.  Their match was a thrilling one with eleven different holes being won outright.  They continued their run of exceptional golf by winning their quarterfinal match 2 & 1, setting up the epic semifinal match with Smith and White.


May 4, 2015                Lafayette, Louisiana

The Louisiana Golf Association finished its series of spring handicap certification seminars this past month for the 2016-2019 USGA Club Licensing window.  The LGA's first handicap certification seminar was held at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport on March 11, 2015.  LGA staff traveled the entire state to make the seminars as accessible as possible to Louisiana Clubs.  In addition to Shreveport, LGA staff visited Lafayette (March 31st at Oakbourne Country Club), Lake Charles (April 1st at Lake Charles Country Club), Baton Rouge (April 14th at the Country Club of Louisiana), and Monroe (April 15th at Bayou DeSiard Country Club) to conduct seminars.  


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Ray Named Louisiana Golf Association's Assistant Executive Director

April 1, 2015 – Lafayette, LA 

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) announced on Wednesday that Logan Ray, its Director of Championship Operations, has also been named as the organization’s Assistant Executive Director.   Ray, who has served the organization since January of 2011, will retain the Director of Championship Operations title, but will take on additional administrative responsibilities as well.

Ray began his tenure with the LGA just over four years ago as the LGA’s USGA Boatwright intern, serving in that capacity for a year before taking on the newly-created position of Director of Championship Operations in January of 2012.

“We are pleased to have Logan take on this title and the additional responsibilities it entails as we continue to position our organization for the future.  He has become, in a relatively short period of time, an integral part of our staff, continuing the legacy of honesty, integrity, and service to the game that we continue to strive to provide to our Member Clubs and individual members.  The reality is that Logan has been, for all intents and purposes, serving in this capacity for over a year.  We felt it only appropriate to make it official,” said LGA Executive Director Carr McCalla.

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