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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.
Sam Burns of Shreveport continues to play impressive golf at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Burns captured the 5th seed in the Match Play bracket after finishing at five-under par thru 36 holes stroke play qualifying. On Wednesday, Burns won his first match 2 & 1 over Matt Nesmith of North Augusta, South Carolina. Burns now advances to the Round of 32.
Sam Burns of Shreveport fired the low round of the day, a six-under par 66, Tuesday at the U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Burns posted a one-over par 72 on AAC's Highlands Course in Monday's first round of stroke play qualifying, and he was near the cutline entering Tuesday's second round. His stellar 66 was shot on the Riverside Course. The field of 312 of the world's best amateur golfers was cut to the top 64 for Match Play, and Burns' two day total allowed him to capture the 5th seed in the Match Play bracket.
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.
Choudrant, LA August 4, 2014
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.
Choudrant, Louisiana August 3, 2014
Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs shot a one-over par 72 Sunday in the final round of the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship. It was enough to get him into a playoff for the Championship against Brandon Aydlett of Metaire who shot a one-under par 70 in Sunday’s final round at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.
Choudrant, Louisiana August 2, 2014
Hank Shaheen of DeQuincy began the second round of the Louisiana Golf Association with a two stroke lead at two-under par 69, and he was able to maintain that lead after shooting an even par 71 Saturday. Shaheen leads Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs and John Humphries of Woodworth by one stroke heading into Sunday’s final round at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.
Choudrant, Louisiana August 1, 2014
The first round of the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship at Squire Creek Country Club was delayed three and a half hours due inclement weather. Squire Creek received three inches of rain between twilight Thursday and 10:00 AM Friday morning, and the Tournament Committee decided it was in the best interest of the field to delay Friday’s first round start until 11:00 AM.
Squire Creek Country Club will host the 23rd edition of the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship this coming weekend, August 1-3. 144 players from across Louisiana will compete over 54 holes for the title of the best player over 25 years of age in the state. Squire Creek, a Tom Fazio design just east of Ruston that Golf Digest always ranks as one of the top courses in the state, awaits an extremely strong field.
John Luffey has been named recipient of the Louisiana Golf Association’s Distinguished Service Award for 2014. The award was initiated in 1984 by the LGA to honor individuals who have contributed to the betterment of the game in Louisiana. Luffey, an attorney from Monroe, has given back to the game in numerous ways both formally and informally. His involvement with the USGA began in 1996 when he was asked to serve on the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship committee, a committee he continues to serve.