Luke Haskew wins 102nd Louisiana Amateur Championship
Courtesy of Louisiana Golf Association
fired a final round 67 to win the 102nd Louisiana Amateur Championship at Squire Creek Country Club by three shots over runner-up Greg Berthelot.
Haskew, a native of Baton Rouge, was the only player to shoot under par all four days and carded rounds of 71-70-71-67 to finish at nine-under par 279 and win the most prestigious amateur championship in Louisiana.
Haskew, just two weeks shy of his 18th birthday, showcased a tremendous amount of mental fortitude and maturity beyond his years. His final round 67 included one eagle at the par 5 9th hole, five birdies (#2, #4, #13, #16, and #18), ten pars, and two bogeys.
“It means a lot, playing against the best amateurs in the state, especially on this golf course… What a great track it is and winning it feels good because I know the caliber of field I was competing against,” said Haskew.
Berthelot, the 2011 Louisiana Amateur Champion, put some pressure on Haskew after he shot the lowest round of the championship on Sunday, a blistering nine-under par 63. Berthelot’s 63 is tied as the lowest final round in the modern history of the Louisiana Amateur Championship (also Grady Brame, Jr. in 2014 at Le Triomphe G & CC) and one stroke shy of the Squire Creek competition course record.
Rounding out the top-10 were Eli Ortego of Broussard (4-under par 284; T4.) Grayson Gilbert of Monroe (3-under par 285; T4.) 2017 Louisiana Amateur Champion Derek Busby of Ruston (3-under par 285). Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux was the only other competitor to finish in red figures (2-under par 286).
ABOUT THE Louisiana Amateur
The Louisiana Golf Association Amateur
is the most prestigious of the organization's
championships, having been conducted every year
since 1920. Entries are open to any Louisiana
(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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