Derek Busby carries lead into Louisiana Amateur Final Day
Derek Busby holds the 54-hole lead <br>(LGA Photo)
Derek Busby holds the 54-hole lead
(LGA Photo)

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 10, 2017) - Saturday was “moving day” at the 98th Louisiana Amateur Championship, and nobody positioned themselves better than Derek Busby of Ruston who fired a four-under par 67 to take a one stroke lead into Sunday’s final round.

Busby’s 67 was the low round of the day, and it brings him to seven-under par 206 for the Championship.

Trey Winstead of Baton Rouge shot a 68 on Saturday and is right on Busby’s heels at six-under par for the Championship. Both Busby and Winstead are seeking to win their first State Amateur Championship.

Busby, 33, is a reinstated amateur and member at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. He made it to the Round of 16 at last year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship and has been a mainstay on LGA Championship leaderboards in the past several years.

Winstead, 18, will be competing for LSU beginning this Fall and is looking to set the tone for a promising golf career.

The only other competitors who are under par for the championship are Jacob Bergeron of Slidell (-4) and Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux (-2).

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The Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship is the most prestigious of the organization's championships, having been conducted every year since 1920. Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days) who is an amateur golfer holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing. 72 hole stroke play championship.

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