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McWilliams, Baronet set record on way to LGA Sr. Four-Ball win
Robby McWilliams and Rod Baronet (LGA photo)
Robby McWilliams and Rod Baronet (LGA photo)

Robby McWilliams of Benton, La., and Rod Baronet of Lecompte, La., captured their first LGA Senior Four-Ball title on Sunday and set a record in the process, edging out Lafayette’s Bill Land and Eric Lavespere of Monroe by one shot.

After firing an 11-under 61, the lowest first round in the history of this championship, on Saturday, McWilliams and Baronet followed up with a bogey-free final-round 64, accruing eight birdies for the side on the day. Their 19-under par 125, made up of rounds of 61-64, sets the record for lowest 36-hole score in the history of this championship.

The LGA also conducted a super senior division championship for those competitors 65 years of age and older. In that championship, Harold Turner and Mickey McDonald of Shreveport, La., took a three-shot lead into Sunday’s final round and staved off the defending champions Henry Cole of Monroe and Wayne Peddy of Ruston for a one-shot win.

This was a redemption year for McDonald and Turner, who lost to Cole and Peddy in a sudden death playoff in last year’s LGA Senior Four-Ball Championship. Rounds of 65-69 would be the winning recipe as the Southern Trace Country Club members finished at 10-under 134 for the championship.

Corky Yates of Pineville and Frank Brame of Alexandria finished in third place in the super senior division, with a 7-under 137 total for 36 holes.

ABOUT THE Louisiana Senior Four-Ball

Limited to the first 80 team entries. Championship to be conducted over 36 holes. Entrants must be 50 years of age. Super Senior Championship will also be conducted concurrently for participants who are 65 years of age and older. 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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