David Beard continues great summer, winning the Gulf States Open
David Beard (Mississippi Gulf Coast Photo)
David Beard (Mississippi Gulf Coast Photo)

Fresh off winning the Magnolia Amateur earlier this month, David Beard III of Madison, Miss. won the 2023 Inaugural Bank Plus Gulf States Open at Annandale Golf Club.

Beard posted a score of 11-under for the 54-hole event, besting Jeff Berry of Shreveport, La., and fellow amateurs Hunter Logan of Steens, Miss., and Zach Longgrear of Madison, Miss. by one shot.

Beard lit some late Fourth of July fireworks during his second round 65, with nine birdies, an eagle, and four bogeys.

The tournament finished on time, and the course stayed playable despite some scattered thunderstorms.

The tournament field consisted of 104 players with the Gulf Section’s top PGA Professionals and Amateurs.

"Today I got off to a pretty hot start and then cooled down with a lot of pars," Beard told the PGA Section media. "I felt I was pretty good off the tee. I’ve been struggling a little bit, but I was hitting it well this week. I’ve never played at Metairie Country Club so 2024 should be pretty fun.”

A fast start indeed, as Beard made four birdies through his first six holes in his final round. He would play the last 12 holes at 1 over but the four early birdies proved to be enough to hold off the field. He made par on every hole on the back nine.

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54-hole stroke play championship open to professionals and amateurs with a USGA Handicap Index residing in Mississippi/Louisiana and/or members of a Mississippi/Louisiana golf facility.

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