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BJ ROGILLIO WINS 61ST LGA JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP WIRE-TO-WIRE

Shreveport, Louisiana             July 13, 2018

It was an incredible day of golf at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport. The 61st LGA Junior Amateur Championship was previously suspended each of the last two days due to inclement weather, and competitors had only completed 18 holes of play heading into to Friday. That meant that the best junior golfers in Louisiana faced the monumental task of playing 36 holes in one day in the Louisiana summer heat. BJ Rogillio of Baton Rouge carded rounds of 74 and 70 on Friday, and he never relinquished the first round lead he had amassed after firing the low round of the Championship on Wednesday, a five-under par 66. Rogillio finished with a 54-hole total of three-under par 210 to win by one stroke over 2017 LGA Junior Amateur Champion Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux.  

JACK TOLSON AND CARTER TOMS QUALIFY FOR UNITED STATES AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Shreveport, LA — July 9, 2018

Jack Tolson of Opelousas, Louisiana and Carter Toms of Shreveport, Louisiana earned co-medalist honors after shooting a 36-hole total of four-under par 138 on Monday at the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifier at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport. Tolson, who plays college golf at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, fired the low round of the day (67) in the first round. Amazingly, it was the first time that he had ever played the golf course. He arrived to Shreveport late Sunday evening after driving straight from another tournament in Mississippi. Tolson held it together in his afternoon round, shooting an even par 71. Toms, who plays college golf at Louisiana State University, got off to a blistering start Monday morning and was four-under par through his first five holes. He would go on to card a one-under par 70 in his opening round. Toms knew he would have to take it low in the afternoon to advance, and he did just that by firing a three-under par 68. Tolson and Toms will now advance to the 118th Championship proper at Pebble Beach Golf Links, to be conducted August 13-19, 2018.

ABBEY DANIEL QUALIFIES FOR U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR

The following press release is complements of Mary Capouch, LWGA Rules & Publicity Director

July 3, 2018

Recently crowned 2018 Louisiana Women’s Golf Association (LWGA) Amateur Champion, Abbey Daniel of Covington, qualified Monday, July 2 for the 118th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship to be played at The Golf Club of Tennessee, August 6-12. The 17 year-old Daniel’s 71 tied for third of six players successfully qualifying at the Sweetwater Country Club (Cypress Course), Sugarland Texas site.

This is another stellar addition to Daniel’s 2018 golf resume, which also includes tying for Medalist honors with 68 at the U.S. Girls Junior qualifier June 17 at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, West Lafayette, IN. The 70th U.S. Girls Junior will be played at Poppy Hills Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA, July 16-21.

PATIENT TOMS BREAKS FROM BROADMOOR PACK

(Photo Courtesy of Chris Keane, USGA)

The following article was written by Ron Driscoll, USGA Communications Department.

Colorado Springs, CO - July 1,2018

After making a birdie on No. 16 to take a one-stroke lead, David Toms channeled some positive thoughts from his previous major championship victory, the 2001 PGA Championship, to make a critical up-and-down par on the 71st hole and capture the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship at The Broadmoor.

Toms was paired with third-round leader Jerry Kelly and held the solo lead by one stroke early on the incoming nine. But he bogeyed the par-4 13th hole from a bunker to fall into a five-way tie at 2 under par with Kelly, Paul Goydos, Brandt Jobe and Tim Petrovic.

Goydos, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions, knocked in a 31-foot birdie putt on the par-4 15th hole to briefly break the logjam and take the solo lead at 3 under. But he missed the 17th and 18th greens and failed to get up and down each time to slip to 1 under par, into a tie for fifth place with Jobe and Paul Broadhurst, who closed with a 1-under 69.

Then it was Toms’ turn to break the deadlock for good. He and Kelly both hit the green on the 162-yard, par-3 16th, and after Kelly missed his 21-foot birdie bid, Toms lined up his 16-footer.

MAURICIO FIGUEROA AND CALYNNE ROSHOLT EARN MEDALIST HONORS AT UNITED STATES JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

Lafayette, LA — June 26, 2018

Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette hosted both the U.S. Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Amateur Qualifiers on Tuesday. Mauricio Figueroa, 17, of Guadalajara, México fired the low round of the day, a three-under par 69 to earn medalist honors in the boys’ qualifier. Figueora shot 33 on his front nine and an even par 36 on his back nine. Calynne Rosholt, 15, of Cedar Park, Texas carded a one-under par 71 to take home medalist honors on the girls’ side. Rosholt was the only girl to finish under par on Tuesday, and she now advances to compete in the championship proper which will be conducted at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California, July 16-21. Rosholt won the Women’s Southern Amateur earlier this month and will certainly be a favorite contend at Poppy Hills if she can maintain this high level of play. Figueroa is committed to play college golf for the University of Arkansas, and he will now get the opportunity to tee it up at famed Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey in the 71st U.S. Junior Amateur.

BRANDON AYDLETT WINS 99th LGA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Lafayette, Louisiana               June 10, 2018

Brandon Aydlett of Metairie fired a final round two-under par 70 on Sunday at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette to win the 99th LGA Amateur Championship by four strokes over Matt Weber of Scott. Aydlett shot rounds of 70-67-75-70 to finish at six-under par 282 for the Championship. Aydlett made three birdies on his front nine on Sunday (holes #2, #3, and #6), and the only blemish on his scorecard was a bogey at the signature par 3 9th hole. Aydlett bounced back after the bogey and played steady golf the remainder of the round, making nine consecutive pars to finish and secure the victory. Aydlett, a former golfer at LSU, won the LGA Mid-Amateur in 2015 at TPC Louisiana and now adds the prestigious LGA Amateur Championship trophy to his impressive resume. Aydlett said of this victory, “The Mid-Amateur was great to win, but this Championship is special and historic. It means a lot because it is the one that I have been pursuing and wanted for years. I’ll forever be a State Am champion and that’s something I’m very proud of.” Jack Tolson of Opelousas finished in third place and was the only other competitor to finish with a 72-hole score in red numbers (one-under par 287 for the Championship).