BROUSSARD — John Sams of Coushatta fired a 5-under-67 to take the lead after one round at the Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club.

Four other golfers are at 4-under-68: Brandon Aydlett of Metairie, Grady Brame Jr. of Hammond, Myles Lewis of Baton Rouge and defending champion Eric Ricard of Shreveport.

Sams, a rising sophomore at Louisiana Tech, shot a four-under par 32 on the front nine. Overall he had just one bogey.

Other scores under par Friday were shot by: Jeff Lorio of New Orleans (69), Matt Nicholas of Lake Charles (69), Chris Donaldson of Metairie (69), Hayden Bigby of Baton Rouge (69), Ryan Desormeaux of Broussard (69), Ross Davis of Baton Rouge (69), Drew Kirby of Baton Rouge (70), Mick Huffman of Maurice (70), Ken Buchan of Monroe (70), Chuck Spears of Pineville (70), Eamon Bradley of Hammond (70), Connor Cavin of Baton Rouge (70), Micah Goluas of New Iberia (71), John Talley of St. Martinville (71), John Justus of Baton Rouge (71), Dillon Mathies of Baton Rouge (71), Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs (71), and Garrett Theriot of St. Martinville (71).

Round 2 play will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the No. 1 and 10 tees. The field will be cut to the low 60 scorers and ties after the second round.