Louisiana State Amateur: Lewis takes lead
Myles Lewis
Myles Lewis

BROUSSARD, LA (June 7, 2014) -- Myles Lewis of New Orleans was eight-under par and shared the lead with defending Champion Eric Ricard of Shreveport when the third round of the 2014 LGA Amateur Championship at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard began on Saturday. Lewis shot a five-under par 67 to move to thirteen-under par (203) for the Championship, and he takes sole possession of first place heading into Sunday’s final round. Just one shot back of Lewis is Ross Davis of Baton Rouge, who shot his lowest round of the tournament so far, a six-under par 66.

The top of the 95th LGA Amateur Championship is filled with collegiate golfers who have played excellent golf all week, and none better than Lewis, a rising Senior who plays for LSU, and has yet to make a bogey through 54 holes. Lewis has used his length off the tee to his advantage, making seven birdies on the par 5s at Le Triomphe so far this week. Davis is a rising Junior who plays for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and currently in third place is Grady Brame, Jr. of Hammond, who plays golf at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Brame, Jr. fired the low round of the Championship on Saturday, a blistering seven-under par 65, to get himself back into contention. He played the front nine five-under par, with birdies on holes 1,2,3,5, and 7. Brame played a bogey free round and added two more birdies at the par 4 15th hole and the par 4 17th hole. Brame, Jr. is just two shots behind Lewis. Brame, Jr. is the son of Grady Brame, Sr. who is also playing in this year’s Championship, his 32nd consecutive Louisiana Amateur. Brame Sr. won this Championship in 2002, and the Brames could become the first father-son duo to win the Louisiana Amateur.

Other scores under par on Saturday were shot by: John Talley of St. Martinville (69/209), Jeff Lorio of New Orleans (69/212), Chuck Spears of Pineville (69/213), Eric Ricard of Shreveport (70/206), Brandon Aydlett of Metairie (70/207), John Sams of Coushatta (70/210), Blake Caldwell of Ponchatoula (70/213), Shane Fontenot of Lake Charles (70/213), Travis Wilmore of Alexandria (70/217), Scott Haynie of Baton Rouge (70/217), Dillon Mathies of Baton Rouge (70/217), Josh Fullilove of Larose (70/220), Drew Kirby of Baton Rouge (71/210), Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs (71/211), Ryan Desormeaux of Broussard (71/217), Jason Noto of Luling (71/221), Jacob Wyatt of Bossier City (71/219),

Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club is hosting the LGA Amateur Championship for the third time in its history, having also been host venue for this Championship in 1987 and 1996. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed Le Triomphe course drew positive reviews from this field of the top amateur players in Louisiana. The course played to a par of 72 at approximately 6,949 yards on Saturday. Le Triomphe is only one of two clubs in the state of Louisiana to host a sanctioned P.G.A Tour event, the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, which is the Web.com Tour’s first stop in the United States each season.

Sunday’s Final Round starting times will begin at 7:30 AM off the first tee with the leaders goin

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The Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship is the most prestigious of the organization's championships, having been conducted every year since 1920. Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days) who is an amateur golfer holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing. 72 hole stroke play championship.

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