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Greg Berthelot & Kyle Williams and Abbey & Kay Daniel Win Medalist Honors at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifiers

 

March 11, 2019 — Baton Rouge, LA

It was a memorable day at the Country Club of Louisiana where the Louisiana Golf Association conducted Sectional Qualifiers for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball and U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships.  Abbey and Kay Daniel of Covington, Louisiana carded a two-under par 70 to earn medalist honors in their respective qualifier.  The Daniels now advance to the championship proper, to be conducted at the Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida, April 27-May 1.  On the men’s side, four teams punched their ticket to the 5th U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, which will be held at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon, May 25-29.  Greg Berthelot of Baton Rouge and Kyle Williams of Choudrant took medalist honors after firing an eight-under par 64.  Louisianans dominated the men’s sectional qualifier for a “clean sweep” of all four qualifying spots, and the Bayou State will be well represented at Bandon Dunes.  Six-under par 66 was the number that placed three teams in a tie for 2nd, locking in the final qualifying spots.  Also qualifying are: Michael Anderson and Max Sellers of Baton Rouge, James Fuselier of Laplace and Andrew Noto of Metairie, and John Faulk and Matt Nicholas of Lake Charles.  These sectional qualifiers were a tremendous showcase of golf in Louisiana.  The talented players competing on one of the state’s premier courses was a treat to watch.  

 

JACK GILBERT/JACK USNER AND ABBEY DANIEL/CASSIDY LAMBERT WIN SAM BURNS JUNIOR FOUR-BALL

Choudrant, Louisiana                    February 24, 2019

It was a historic weekend at Squire Creek Country Club.  The inaugural Sam Burns Junior Four-Ball Championship kicked off the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour in impressive fashion.  Jack Gilbert of Houston, Texas and Jack Usner of Shenandoah, Texas claimed the title in the Boys Division after winning a sudden death playoff over Walter Anderson and BJ Rogillio of Baton Rouge.  Gilbert and Usner fired rounds of 67 and 69 to finish at eight-under par 136.  The playoff commenced on the par 4 18th hole (395 yards), and Gilbert ended it quickly by bombing his drive down the center of the fairway, hitting his approach shot tight to several feet from the hole, and then draining the birdie putt.  Abbey Daniel of Covington and Cassidy Lambert of Gretna won the Girls’ Division by eight shots after carding rounds of 72 and 71 to finish at one-under par 143 for the championship.

Rounding out the top 5 in the Boys Division are: T3) Nate Stember (Portland, OR)/Jacob Tarkany (Scottsdale, AZ) 70-70/140, T3) Canon Clark (Lafayette, LA)/Boyd Owens (Baton Rouge, LA) 69-71/140, T5) Ethan Dial/Eli Hill (Bossier City, LA) 71-71/142, and T5) Johnathan Ellis and Lance Yates (Baton Rouge, LA) 70-72/142.  Karan Patel and Chance Queen of Alexandria were the only other team to finish under par for the championship (69-74/143).  Clark and Owens were awarded the 15-under low medalists, since Gilbert and Usner won the first prize crystal and were precluded from winning both the overall prizes and 15-under medals.

LGA Championship Registration Now Available!

January 30, 2019 - Lafayette, Louisiana

The LGA is excited to announce open registration for the LGA Club Team, Senior Amateur, Four-Ball and 100th Louisiana Amateur Championship at Baton Rouge Country Club. The following the unification with the LWGA, the LGA will also be conducting Women's Amateur Championships this season. We are pleased to announce open registration for the LGA Women's Four-Ball, Women's Mid-Amateur and the 91st Louisiana Women's Amateur Championship. The new LGA will better serve all golfers with the addition to these Championships and our new Louisiana Junior Tour (see below). Our 2019 schedule features one of our best lineups of championship venues yet. We hope that you will join us for another great golf season in Louisiana!

 

LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION UNVEILS NEW LOGO

November 13, 2018 — Lafayette, Louisiana

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) unveiled its new logo on Tuesday. “The updated logo ushers in a new era of golf in Louisiana,” said LGA Executive Director Logan Ray. “The unification with the Louisiana Women’s Golf Association has positioned the LGA to better serve all golfers in Louisiana, and as such, we needed a logo that reflects this exciting opportunity.” The modernization of the LGA’s logo removes the silhouette of a male golfer and replaces it with a flagstick that bisects the state. The iconic outline of the state of Louisiana is still the focal point of the logo.

The LGA’s recognizable green and gold color scheme will remain, but adjustments have been made so that the new logo will have a green outer ring and the state of Louisiana will shine in gold. “Since 1920” continues to be inscribed across the base of the logo, an important detail that will be highlighted during the LGA’s centennial year in 2020.

The newly released logo will replace all existing logos effective immediately.

Louisiana Golf Association & Gulf States Section PGA Introduce the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour

October 30, 2018 | Lafayette, Louisiana

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) and Gulf States Section PGA (GSPGA) announced the introduction of a new junior golf initiative, the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour (LJGT).  The LJGT will provide a first-class experience for competitors, and it will foster the valued traditions of the game through character development, self-reliance, and sportsmanship.  “We are looking forward to promoting and elevating junior golf in Louisiana,” said LGA Executive Director Logan Ray.  “The LJGT will create affordable playing opportunities for junior golfers at premier LGA member club facilities, and we are pleased to partner with the Gulf States PGA on this initiative that will benefit the game in Louisiana.”  The LJGT will help junior golfers build a foundation of skills and knowledge that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives.  “The Gulf States PGA cherishes its 50-year relationship with the Louisiana Golf Association.  We are excited to have the opportunity to join with the LGA in the buildout of the Louisiana Junior Golf Tour.  The focus of the LJGT on youth player development, organized competition and teaching the core values of golf, will positively impact our game for generations,” said Gulf States Section PGA Executive Director Robert Brown.  Louisiana Junior Golf Tour membership is open to juniors of all skill levels, ages 11-18.  2019 LJGT registration opens on Thursday, November 1, 2018.  

The LJGT will feature six new competitive opportunities for junior boys and girls in its inaugural year, in addition to the LGA Junior Amateur, Gulf States PGA Junior Championship, and the Junior River Cup.  Each event will provide an opportunity for competitors to garner Player of the Year points, which will earn the top players invitations to participate as a member of Team Louisiana in the Junior River Cup and the season finale Tour Championship in October.  The LGA and the Gulf States PGA are tremendously excited about this program and are optimistic that this will create more opportunities to help teach and grow the game of golf in Louisiana.  The LJGT will serve as a one-stop-shop for competitive junior golf in Louisiana.  For more info, visit: http://www.lgagolf.org/LJGT.