Louisiana Wins Third Straight Junior River Cup

Sunday, September 23 - Canton, MS

Louisiana captured a third straight Junior River Cup on Sunday at Deerfield Golf Club. Team Louisiana started the day with a sizeable lead over Team Mississippi, leading 15-5 after Saturday's Four-Ball and Foursome matches. Needing only five points to retain the Cup, Team Louisiana could have played conservatively in order to protect their lead. However, in Sunday’s singles matches the players for Team Louisiana remained competitive to the very end and amassed another 15 points, winning 14 matches and halving two matches. It wasn’t easily done however. Team Mississippi proved formidable and several matches went deep into the back nine, with serveral going all the way to the 18th hole. Team Louisiana rose to the occasion once again, earning the victory on away soil. Louisiana’s winning score of 30-10 in the 2018 Junior River Cup was the second largest margin of vicotry in the histroy of the event dating back to 2011.

The Junior River Cup is an annual Ryder Cup style event that showcases the best junior golfers in Louisiana and  Mississippi. The two teams play Four-Ball and Foursome (Alternate Shot) match-play on Saturday and finish with Singles matches on Sunday. The teams consist of 20 players broken down with four players in different age groups: boys 10-11, boys 12-13, boys 14-15, boys 16-18 and girls 13-18. Next year’s Junior River Cup will be hosted at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria, LA, September 14-15.

Team Louisiana Members are listed below:

Abbey Daniel (Covington)                                                                         Reese Drezins (Slidell)

Cassidy Lambert (Gretna)                                                                         Daphney Tilton (Iowa)

Logan Heltz (Abita Springs)                                                                      Ashton Cruse (Columbia)

Hunter McDermott (Harvey)                                                                     Jeff Drury IV (Belle Chasse)

Ethan Dial (Bossier City)                                                                          Eli Hill (Bossier City)

Walter Anderson III (Baton Rouge)                                                           Josh Achord (Abita Springs)

Quinn Garcia (Covington                                                                          Owen Hayden (Abita Springs)

Ryan Dupuy (Baton Rouge)                                                                      Luke Haskew (Baton Rouge)

Nicholas Arcement (Thibodaux)                                                                BJ Rogillio (Baton Rouge)

Matt Weber (Scott)                                                                                 Jake Marler (Shreveport)


Click here to view the final results.