Ken Buchan rallies to win Louisiana Senior Amateur
2016 Louisiana Senior Amateur winner Ken Buchan <br>(LGA Photo)
2016 Louisiana Senior Amateur winner Ken Buchan
(LGA Photo)

LAFAYETTE, LA (October 22, 2016) -- Ken Buchan used a final day 3-under 69 to rally and win the Louisiana Senior Amateur at Oakbource Country Club. Buchan began the day five-strokes back but when Grady Brame faltered the Monroe, LA resident capitalized.

With a 3-under day Buchan finished as the only player under-par at 1-under. Brame led after the first two rounds before shooting a 3-over 75 to come in second place at even-par.

Buchan began the day 2-over and got back to even-par with 3rd and 6th hole birdies as he turned in 2-under 34. Keeping his foot to the gas, Buchan reached 2-under with birdies on Nos. 10 and 13. However, the day would not go by without some drama and on the 14th Buchan slipped up with a double-bogey that dropped him back to even-par.

Now needing to rebound he did just that with what ended up being the tournament winning birdie on the 16th, his fifth of the day.

Brame was never able to get his day going and he was 5-over on his round before he rolled in his only two birdies on Nos. 13 and 14. He had four chances to force a playoff but ended up parring to the house.

Stan Humphries was 6-over and in third, Tommy Brennan was fourth at 7-over while Eddie Lyons rounded out the top-five at 9-over.


Grady Brame continues to pace the field at the Louisiana Senior Amateur. Brame is the only player under-par at 3-under and four-strokes ahead with one day left at Oakbourne Country Club.

One day after firing a 4-under 68, Brame dropped a stroke with a 1-over 73. Starting his round on No. 10 Brame began with a run of pars before he bogeyed the 15th and 16th holes to fall to 2-under. On the ensuing hole Brame birdied but then dropped two more shots on Nos. 1 and 2. In danger of dropping into the black, the 36-hole leader responded with birdies on Nos. 3 and 7.

Dennis Brown is in second place at 1-over, a trio of players --Stan Humphries, Tommy Brennan and Ken Buchan-- are tied for third at 2-over. Two others share sixth with a 4-over tally.


Grady Brame opened with a 4-under 68 to take the first round lead at the Louisiana Senior Amateur. Brame will carry a one-stroke advantage into the second round over the 3-under Dennis Brown.

Playing at Oakbourne Country Club Brame birdied the first two holes to jump start his day. Two more front nine birdies followed and Brame was able to turn with a 4-under 32. On the back nine it was an even-par one birdie, one bogey closing side.

Brown reached 3-under after a six birdie, three bogey round. Beginning on the 10th, Brown birdied the 11th and 12th holes to reach 2-under, only to fall back to even-par with a pair of bogeys on 15 and 17. Brown rebounded quickly with birdies on three of the next four holes to reach red figures for good. The round finished with a 4th hole bogey and a 9th hole birdie.

The final two players under-par are Stan Humphries and Robert Shelton. They are tied for third at 2-under. Defending champion Tommy Brennan is four back and in fifth at even-par.

ABOUT THE Louisiana Senior Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to the Championship) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA) holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing (2017 club and individual dues must be paid). Entrants must be 50 years of age and possess a certified USGA Handicap Index of 15.0 or less.

Format: Overall Championship will be conducted over 54 holes. In addition to the Overall Championship, there is a Super Senior division for those participants who are 65 years of age and older. Super Seniors will play from a forward set of tees and compete only in the Super Senior division. Any Senior over 65 may elect to play in the Overall competition but, in doing so, is precluded from participation in the Super Seniors division. For the Senior Amateur, the Super Senior division is a 36 hole event with a discounted entry fee.

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