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Louisiana Mid-Am: Brennan wins third straight

Covington’s Tommy Brennan won his third Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship in a row, and sixth overall, on Sunday, besting first and second round leader Robby McWilliams of Bossier City by one shot.

Trailing McWilliams and Robert Shelton of Lafayette by one shot entering final round play, Brennan fired a three-under par 69 to take the title over McWilliams for the second time in three years. They battled in a playoff for this Championship at Bayou DeSiard CC in Monroe in 2005, with Brennan emerging victorious on the second playoff hole. Brennan finished at four-under par 212, with McWilliams one shot back after a final round 71.

Lafayette’s John Davis finished alone in third at two-under 214 after his two-under 70 on Sunday. Davis made an early run on Sunday, shooting 4-under-par on the front side before giving three shots back early on the back nine.

McWilliams and Brennan, playing together in the final group, battled the entire day, with McWilliams shooting a three-under par 33 and Brennan a two-under 34 on the front, McWilliams taking a one shot lead over Davis, and two over Brennan with nine holes to play.

The turning point occurred on the par-5 11th hole when Brennan made birdie and McWilliams took a double bogey, flip-flopping the lead to Brennan by one, as Davis, playing in the group ahead had also made bogey on #10 and #11. A bogey on #12 and a birdie on #13 by McWilliams matched two pars by Brennan. Pars on #14 led to the shot of the tournament on #15 for Brennan.

Faced with a decision to go for the green or pitch out to the fairway from the heavy rough, Brennan chose the conservative route, hitting a sand wedge to 100 yards, then another sand wedge to 15 feet. After McWilliams got up and down from just off the green for his par, Brennan rolled in his twisting putt for a huge par save to maintain his one shot lead.

McWilliams chipped up for a tap-in birdie on the par five 17th to tie for the lead going to the 18th tee, Brennan having made an easy par. After pulling his drive into the left rough, McWilliams hit a tree with his second and had almost the same shot for his third, hitting it to 7 feet for par. Brennan, having hit his second shot just over the flag to the back fringe, two-putted, making a two-footer for par, putting the pressure squarely on McWilliams to make his putt for the tie. The putt slid by on the low side and Brennan had his sixth, and third consecutive, LGA Mid-Am title.

Full results follow:

  Name/Hometown Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3 Tot.
1 Tommy Brennan, Covington, LA 73 70 69 212
2 Robby McWilliams, Bossier City, LA 67 75 71 213
3 John Davis, Lafayette, LA 71 73 70 214
4 Robert Shelton, Lafayette, LA 70 72 73 215
5 Bo Stewart, Lake Charles, LA 77 71 72 220
T6 Robby Going, Lake Charles, LA 74 76 73 223
T6 Rod Baronet, LeCompte,  LA 76 72 75 223
T6 Bob Cooper, Monroe, LA 75 72 76 223
T6 Billy Gabbert, Sulphur, LA 71 75 77 223
T6 Preston Tuberville, West Monroe, LA 76 68 79 223
T11 John Talley, St. Martinville, LA 76 75 73 224
T11 Eric Lavespere, Monroe, LA 76 72 76 224
T13 Hal Wright, Shreveport, LA 78 74 73 225
T13 Cullen Dupuy, Baton Rouge, LA 77 73 75 225
T13 George Cestia, Lake Charles, LA 71 78 76 225
T13 Grady Brame, Hammond, LA 73 76 76 225
T13 Doug Quienalty, Lake Charles, LA 76 73 76 225
T18 Ellis Sampson, LaPlace, LA 78 78 70 226
T18 Jeff Calloway, Baton Rouge, LA  79 75 72 226
T18 Eddie Lyons, Shreveport, LA 76 75 75 226
T18 David Fulco, Shreveport, LA 75 74 77 226
T22 Douglas Farr, Monroe, LA 73 80 74 227
T22 Frank Maxwell, Delhi, LA 75 78 74 227
T22 Bill Land, Lafayette, LA 77 75 75 227
T22 Kyle Chauvin, Carencro, LA 75 75 77 227
T22 Chris Wilson, Monroe, LA 73 70 84 227
T27 Mark Fair, Mandeville, LA 79 75 74 228
T27 Scott Morgan, Benton, LA 73 77 78 228
T29 Wade Gautreau, Baton Rouge, LA 78 77 74 229
T29 Scott Sills, West Monroe, LA 74 75 80 229
T31 Todd Groves, West Monroe, LA 79 76 75 230
T31 Scott Haynie, Brusly, LA 82 71 77 230
T31 Bryan Nugent, West Monroe, LA 73 79 78 230
T34 Wes Watts, Baton Rouge, LA 77 76 78 231
T34 Gerald Tonore, Monroe, LA 78 75 78 231
T34 David Knight, Baton Rouge, LA 76 77 78 231
T34 Ben Hargis, Alexandria, LA 71 79 81 231
T38 Matthew Nicholas, Lake Charles, LA 77 77 78 232
T38 Steven Vogel, Madisonville, LA 76 79 77 232
T40 Jason Lewis, Alexandria, LA 77 79 77 233
T40 Brad Mosing, Lafayette, LA 79 77 77 233
T40 Mike Ameen, Shreveport, LA 73 82 78 233
T40 Britt Guillory, Lafayette, LA 76 76 81 233
T44 Jeffrey Lorio, New Orleans, LA 74 81 79 234
T44 Ryan Schulz, Baton Rouge, LA 79 76 79 234
T44 Randall Stafford, Franklinton, LA 80 75 79 234
T44 Eric Ankersen, Abita Springs, LA 73 80 81 234
T44 Ben Wheeler, Baton Rouge, LA 77 76 81 234
T44 Tracy Maxwell, Bossier City, LA 74 79 81 234
T50 Boyd Kernan, Gonzales, LA 77 78 80 235
T50 Johnny Futch, Monroe, LA 81 73 81 235
T52 Wyatt Boyett, West Monroe, LA 77 80 79 236
T52 Chris Wood, Prairieville, LA 79 72 85 236
54 Trampus Butler, Angola, LA 74 78 85 237
55 Adam Middleton, Monroe, LA 75 76 87 238
56 Tim Wilhite, Bossier City, LA 79 78 82 239
57 James Hamilton, Lafayette, LA 78 78 85 241
58 Jason Donnaud, Destrehan, LA 79 77 86 242
59 Jay Pierson, Shreveport, LA 79 77 89 245
           
           
           
           
         
         
         
         
         
         

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