home sitesearch contact fan about
  Submit/Update Profile  

Search the Network:

Golf: Thibeaux finishes second

Heading into the final day of the Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship, many were in contention to win it all.

At the end of the day, Chris Wells of Baton Rouge took home the crown by shooting a two-over par 74 and finishing with a total of two-over par 290.

It was the play of Wells in the final five holes which separated him from the pack with birdies on holes 14 and 16 and three pars.

Lafayette’s B.C. Thibeaux, Covington’s Tommy Brennan and defending champion Jason Kuperman of Shreveport chased Wells down the stretch only to finish in a tie for second.

Thibeaux made the turn at two-under in good position, but lost a few shots on the back nine that kept him from the lead.

Robby Going of Lake Charles, who also played in the final group with Brennan and Wells on Sunday as well as in the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, shot a three-over par 75 on Sunday to finish alone in 5th.

Rounding out the Top Ten were Brett Bergeron of LaPlace, David McKendrick of Monroe, Jarrod Barsamian of Baton Rouge, Kevin Sohn of Hammond, Doug Quienalty of Lake Charles and Baton Rouge’s Jeff Calloway.

The top 40 and ties will be exempt into the field of the 2008 Championship.

The Pete Dye-designed TPC Louisiana course, on the Westbank of New Orleans in Avondale, played to a par of 72 at 7,100 yards on Sunday.

Play was again conducted under hot and humid conditions.

The course has firmed up during the course of Championship week but continued to play relatively soft making the track play somewhat longer than its measured distance.

The greens have drawn tremendous accolades from this field of the best amateur players in the state.