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Golf: Chip Shots – Ace by Judy Cox and David Duhon Championship

Dan McDonald, The Advertiser, August 20, 2014

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Judy Cox reaches into the hole while celebrating her first career hole-in-one on the No. 3 hole at Les Vieux Chenes. (Photo: Submitted photo )

ACES: Judy Cox posted the first hole-in-one of her golfing career Thursday, using a 7-iron to hole out on the 115-yard third hole at Les Vieux Chenes. She was in a pairing with husband Tom Cox and now only trails Tom by one career ace.

CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Congratulations to David Duhon for his impressive win in last weekend’s Lafayette City Championships. Duhon, who won the 2007 city title, finished with a six-under-par 138 total for the Saturday round at The Wetlands and the Sunday finale at Hebert Municipal, finishing six strokes ahead of the field.

Duhon had a five-birdie, no-bogey 67 round on Sunday at Hebert to close the door on the rest of the 20-player championship flight. Buddy Schilling, who closed strongly with a final-day 69 and birdied four of the final seven holes, was the only other championship flight player to match par with an even-par 144.

The tournament’s other winners included Lauren Aillet, who won her second city ladies’ title with a 70-74–144 score; John Broussard with a 71-74–145 tally to capture his second straight seniors (age 62 and over) crown; and Steve Andrews, who finished at 10-over 154 to win the open flight in a scorecard playoff with Roy Vanhaverbeke and Donnie Chauvin.

A total of 54 players took part in the event, slightly down from the last two years, and Lafayette Parks and Recreation director Gerald Boudreaux said that the city will make a concerted effort to increase participation in the event next year.

“This was a good turnout, but it doesn’t represent the interest in golf locally,” Boudreaux said. “We’re going to continue to do whatever we can to make the city championships a quality event and one that players will enjoy competing in.”

(“Making the Turn” appears each Wednesday in the Daily Advertiser. Clubs, courses and individuals with information about local golf events may email Dan McDonald, editorial director at Golfballs.com, at danmcdonald@cox.net, FAX to (337) 857-8763 or call (337) 857-8754 and leave a message with phone number.)