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September 14, Greenwood, Mississipp -
It was an exciting finish Sunday at the 2014 Junior River Cup. Team Louisiana had a two point lead entering the final day of competition, but with 60 points on the line in the 20 singles matches, no lead was safe. Both teams came out strong. The 16-18 year old boys division was the first group of competitors to tee off, and they helped Louisiana increase their lead with two resounding wins and two hard fought ties, as they captured 8.5 points to Mississippi's 3.5. Mississippi bounced back in the other divisions and the overall points total became increasingly close.
It was an unseasonably cool day at Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, Mississippi on Saturday, but the competition was hot between the best junior golfers in Louisiana and Mississippi. After a strong performance in Saturday’s matches, Team Louisiana takes a two point lead (11-9) into Sunday’s singles matches at the 2014 Junior River Cup. Each match on Saturday was worth one point, and Team Louisiana came out on top with a 6-4 lead following Saturday morning’s Four-Ball matches. Foursome matches (alternate shot) were held on Saturday afternoon. Team Louisiana staved off a Mississippi comeback and split the afternoon matches, with both teams winning 5 matches each.
September 10, 2014
The 2014 Junior River Cup matches will be played Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, 2014 at Greenwood Country Club in Greenwood, Mississippi. This is the fourth edition of the event that pits the best junior golfers in Louisiana against the best junior golfers in Mississippi. The Junior River Cup matches, named for the Mississippi River that divides the two states, is a Ryder Cup style event that offers great competition and fun for competitors. It is an invitation only event, rewarding team members for an outstanding year and for their hard work and dedication to the game of golf.
September 4, 2014
Five Louisianans tee it up this weekend in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Brandon Aydlett of Metairie, Tommy Brennan of Covington, Derek Busby of Ruston, Patrick Christovich of New Orleans, and Preston Smith of Shreveport.
Aydlett, Busby, and Smith qualified at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant in a qualifier that the Louisiana Golf Association in August. Brennan qualified at Huntingdon Valley Country Club in Pennsylvania, and Christovich was exempt from qualifying due to his ranking in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He's currently the 167th ranked amateur golfer in the world.
St. Francisville, Louisiana — August 23, 2014
Robert McCusker of Baton Rouge fired a one-under par 71 on Saturday to win the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville. McCusker started the final round with a four shot lead and never relinquished it, ultimately winning by five strokes over runner-up Eddie Lyons of Shreveport. McCusker’s final round 71 capped off an impressive three day total of four-under par 212, the only competitor to finish under par for the Championship.
Robert McCusker of Baton Rouge fired a three-under par 68 Friday in the second round of the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville. McCusker started the second round two shots off the lead, and after the stellar 68, he takes a four shot lead into Saturday’s final round. Tied for second at one-over par are Page Breaux of St. Gabriel and Bill Land of Lafayette.
Page Breaux of St. Gabriel and Eddie Welch of Baton Rouge both shot a one-under par 71 on Thursday and are tied for the lead after the first round of the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Senior Amateur Championship at The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville. Breaux and Welch were the only competitors to card first round scores under par. Breaux, a mainstay in LGA Championships, was tied for the lead in last year’s LGA Senior Amateur thru 18 holes and finished tied for fifth place. Welch is playing in his first LGA Senior Amateur Championship, and is coming into this event in good form. Breaux and Welch, both members of The University Club in Baton Rouge, will have to stave off the rest of this talented field of the best Senior players in Louisiana. 36 holes remain before a Champion is determined.
MORE THAN 2,200 TEAM ENTRIES ACCEPTED FOR INAUGURAL U.S. AMATEUR FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sectional qualifiers to be held in 35 states between Aug. 2014-March 2015
FAR HILLS, N.J. (Aug. 12, 2014) – The United States Golf Association today announced that it has accepted entries for 2,234 teams (or two-player sides) for the 2015 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, scheduled for May 2-6 at The Olympic Club, in San Francisco, Calif.
Brandon Aydlett of Metairie and Derek Busby of Ruston shot an even par 72 on Monday to win co-medalist honors at the USGA Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. Aydlett’s qualifying round caps off an impressive weekend in which he also finished runner-up in the LGA Mid-Amateur Championship. Busby, a member at Squire Creek, represented his home club well with a clutch performance.