Berthelot and Williams lead Lousiana Four-Ball

KINDER, LA. (July 16, 2011) -- 2011 LGA Amateur Champion Greg Berthelot and former LSU and current Buffalo Bills lineman Kyle Williams shot an eight-under par 63 on Saturday to lead the Lafayette team of Ted Weber and Jody Lormand by one shot after first round play at the Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship.

The Baton Rouge duo started their round on #10 and parred their first four holes before Berthelot kick-started their round with three consecutive birdies on #14, #15, and #16. After they turned in three-under 32, Berthelot birdied the par five first before Williams made his first birdie of the day on #4. A par on #7 was sandwiched by two Berthelot birdies on #5 and #6 and two by Williams on #8 and #9.

Weber, who won the Lafayette City Championship last week, and Lormand started their round on #1. Both players birdied the first with Weber following that up with birdies on #3, #5, #7, and #9 to finish their front nine in five-under 31. Weber continued his strong play with birdies on #10 and #13 with Lormand contributing counting pars on #11 and #16.

LGA Amateur Championship runner-up Brent Struthers and partner Bo Miller, both from Baton Rouge, are one more shot back at six-under 65, tied with Blake Kelley of Mandeville and John Hemphill of Madisonville. Another shot back at 66 is the team of Kevin Morvant and Mark Leblanc of Houma.

The Koasati Pines track has drawn rave reviews from this field of the top players in the state. It played to a par of 72 at just over 7,000 yards. It served as venue for the LGA Amateur Championship last year and will also host the 2012 LGA Club Team Championship, the first event of the 2012 LGA season.

Sunday’s times will begin at 7:30 AM off both #1 and #10 tees with the leaders scheduled to start off #1 at 8:50 AM.

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