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We caught up with Blain Patin and Darrell Lakvold after their coronation as the 2014 LGA Four-Ball champions!
Four teams entered the final round of the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship Sunday at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria tied for first place at seven-under par 65, but Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs and of Darrell Lakvold of Baton Rouge emerged victorious. Patin and Lakvold saved their best golf for the final round and fired the low round of the tournament, a nine-under par 63 to finish at fifteen-under par 129 for the Championship and win by two strokes over Chuck Spears of Pineville and Frank Brame of Alexandria.
Four teams fired a seven-under par 65 Saturday at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria and lead the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship by one stroke heading into Sunday’s final round. Those four teams are: KP Miles of Pineville and Justin Lowe of Pineville, Billy Gabbert of Sulphur and Shane Fontenot of Lake Charles, Rod Baronet of Lecompte and Jay Branham of Alexandria, John Humphries of Woodworth and Jason Humphries of St. Amant. Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs and Darrell Lakvold of Baton Rouge are currently in sole possession of fifth place at five-under par 67.
The thirty-first annual Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship begins at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria. 32 teams from across the state will compete for the prestigious title presently held by Jack Abney of Slidell and Bill Caldwell III of Baton Rouge. Abney and Caldwell shot 16-under par 128 a year ago at Money Hill Golf & Country Club in Abita Springs. Felipe Del Solar of St. Francisville, who finished runner-up last year with Chris Perez of Baton Rouge, returns with a new partner this year, Chad Soileau of Ville Platte.
Sam Burns of Shreveport, Louisiana and Brax McCarthy of Fort Worth, Texas fired a 36 hole total of six-under par 136 on Monday to win co-medalist honors at the USGA Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria. Burns and McCarthy will advance to the Championship proper at Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course) in Johns Creek, Georgia to be held .
Philip Barbaree fired a final round 66 to become the 57th LGA Junior Amateur Champion. We caught up with him to discuss the round and what it feels like to become our champion.
Philip Barbaree of Shreveport fired a four-under par 66 to win the 2014 Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship by six strokes. Barbaree went wire-to-wire, leading after every round. His 54 hole total of nineteen-under par 197 is the best score ever posted in this Championship, which has been conducted since 1958. Barbaree eclipsed the old record of 204 by seven strokes. Triston Elston of Baton Rouge finished in 2nd place at thirteen-under par 203, and Drew Gonzales of Lafayette finished third at nine-under par 207.
Nicholas Arcement and Chance Queen claimed their age-group titles with respective scores of 146 and 141 (1 under-par). Check out Chance's thoughts after taking the crown!
The 3rd edition of the Louisiana Golf Association Member Outing series is right around the corner. Entries for the August 11th event at the University Club in Baton Rouge are set to open on Thursday July 7th. In 2013, the LGA began hosting its member outing series in partnership with LGA Member Clubs so as to maximize opportunities for its non-championship players. That is, these events are designed to provide LGA members who would not otherwise participate in an LGA championship to interact with the LGA and play an exclusive venue at a low cost. Chad Barker, LGA Director of Member Services, said “We are excited to partner with the University Club to promote this value-added benefit of LGA Membership. While the course itself is a gem in Louisiana golf, the opportunity for our membership to ‘play where the Tigers play’ will be a draw for golfers at all levels of our constituency.” The home of the LSU Tigers Men’s and Women’s golf teams, the University Club hosted the 2013 Men’s Division I Regional.