BROUSSARD, Louis. (Sept. 23, 2012) -- Heading into the final round with a four stroke cushion, Monroe’s Doug Farr and Grady Brame of Hammond didn’t want to let anyone get too close and accomplished that goal rather easily Sunday, firing a nine-under par 63 to finish at 17-under par 127. Tied for second, a distant five shots behind the winners at 12-under 132 were Bill Land and John Davis of Lafayette and Darell Benoit of Belle Chasse and Bart Dornier of Metairie. Davis and Land shot 63 on Sunday with Benoit and Dornier turning in a 64.
Farr got the day off on the right foot with a birdie on the par-five first, then ran in a 20-footer on #3 to get the squad to two-under par quickly. A two-putt birdie at the par-five 5th by Brame set the stage for consecutive birdies by Farr on #6 and #7. Pars to finish the front side brought them out in five-under 31, effectively taking the rest of the field out of the running. Another Farr birdie on #10 to start the backside, a Brame birdie three on the difficult par four 13th, then birdies on #15 (Brame) and #17 (Farr) finished off their backside 32. Their two-day total of 17-under par 127 fell one shot shy of the all-time record in this event, held by Frank Brame and Ben Hargis in 2010 when they shot 126 at OakWing GC in Alexandria.
Finishing in fourth place were Pete Theo of Covington and Johnny Mijalis of Shreveport at 135 (68/67). In fifth place alone was the team of Carey Spence and Mark Leblanc of Houma at 136 (69/67).
In addition to the Overall Championship, players also competed in Age Group Championships. In the 60-64 Age Group, Mark Tolson of Lafayette and Henry Cole of Monroe (71/69) bested Wil Dees of Baton Rouge and Bruce Gilcrease of Denham Springs (73/67) on the first playoff hole, both teams finishing 36 holes at four-under par 140. In the 65-69 Age Group, John Muse of Abita Springs and and Steve Skarda of Mandeville (82/78) won out over Richard Bezet and Neal Bezet (76/84) of Baton Rouge, again on the first playoff hole, both teams shooting 16-over par 160. In the 70 & Over Age Group, Corky Yates of Pineville and Curt McClure of Shreveport won with a two day total of even par 144 (72/72).
This year’s Championship was held at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard, just south of Lafayette. The course continued to draw rave reviews from this field of the best Senior players in the state. It played to a par of 72 at 6,650 yards on Sunday.
Le Triomphe will host the 95th edition of the LGA Amateur Championship in June of 2014. The Senior 4-Ball Championhip in 2013 will be held at Beau Chene CC in Mandeville.
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