Berthelot and Williams Score LGA Four-Ball Title
17 Jul 2011
see also: Louisiana Four-Ball Golf Championship, The University Club


KINDER, LA. (July 17, 2011) -- LGA Amateur Champion Greg Berthelot and Buffalo Bills lineman Kyle Williams shot their second consecutive 63 on Sunday to best the hard-charging team of John Talley of St. Martinville and Brad Landry of Scott at the Louisiana Golf Association Four-Ball Championship Sunday. The Baton Rouge duo edged Talley and Landry by one shot after the runners-up shot a tournament best 12-under par 59.

Berthelot, who won the 92nd edition of the LGA’s marquee Championship in early June at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette, and Williams were able to parlay their first round lead into victory, making just enough birdies on Sunday to finish ahead of the Talley/Landry team.

Williams got his team off to a great start with birdies on #1 and #2, Berthelot taking over with birdies of his own on #3 and #4. Consecutive pars on holes 5-7, then a Berthelot birdie on #8 and one by Williams on #9 allowed them to turn in six-under par 30. A conservative backside highlighted with Berthelot birdies on #11 and #13 and the rest pars gave them a two-under 33 on the back and an eight-under par 63 for the day.

The Talley/Landry team also got off to a great start with birdies on the first three holes of the day, Landry doing the honors on #1, with Talley taking care of #2 and #3. Their front-nine six-under par 30 was completed with Landry birdies on #5 and #9 sandwiched around a Talley birdie on #8. Landry again got their backside off to a great start with birdies on #10 and #12, Talley taking his turn with a birdie on #13 before Landry took over again with one on #14. Talley finished off their back nine 29 with birdies on #16 and #18 to finalize their magical 59.

Rounding out the Top Five teams were: 3.Kevin Morvant and Mark Leblanc of Houma 66/65-131, 4. Brent Struthers and Bo Miller of Baton Rouge 65/68-133, T5. Dean Mayfield and David Allen of Shreveport 68/66-134, T5. Blake Kelley of Mandeville and John Hemphill of Madisonville 65/69-134, and T5. Jody Lormand of Lafayette and Ted Weber of New Iberia 64/70-134.

The Kevin Tucker-designed track at Koasati Pines was in great condition for this field of the top players in the state. It played to a par of 71 on Sunday at just over 6,850 yards and continued to draw rave reviews from the field. The field dodged the thunderstorms that plague south Louisiana this time of year, most of Sunday’s weather staying just west of Koasati Pines.

Koasati Pines hosted last year’s LGA Amateur Championship and will also serve as host to the LGA Club Team Championship in April of 2012

ABOUT THE Louisiana Four-Ball

Field/Format: Limited to the first 80 team entries. All teams will play 36 holes of Four-Ball stroke play (scratch/no handicaps) over two days.

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.

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