James Anstiss of Hammond fired as 71 in the final round to win the Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship on Sunday at Carter Plantation by three strokes over Hank Shaheen of DeQuincy.
Anstiss finished with a 72-hole total of nine-under par 279 after posting rounds of 66-71-71-71. He is the first wire-to-wire 72-hole winner since the LGA began utilizing online scoring in 2004.
Anstiss, a native of Queenstown, New Zealand, plays for Southeastern Louisiana. Southeastern golfers have won LGA Amateur title three consecutive years as Grady Brame Jr. of Hammond won titles in 2014 and 2015.
Patrick Christovich of New Orleans (71-69-70-73 — 283) finished third, followed by Brandon Aydlett of Metairie (71-71-70-72 — 284), and Blake Caldwell of Ponchatoula (68-72-72-73 — 285).
HUMP DAY SCRAMBLE WINNERS NAMED: The team of Russell Williams, Tony Frederic, Zach Stewart and Allen Schiele won the Hump Day Scramble at Pelican Point on Wednesday.
Aaron Bourque, Tim Bourque, Tim Carmouche and Mike Gill took second.
LAVARINE WINS TITLE: Thirteen-year-old open boxer Alexis Lavarine defeated 15-year-old Chyanne Critchfield of Little Rock, Arkansas, by unanimous decision in the final of the Title National Championships.
Lavarine, who competes out of Big Easy Boxing Club in New Orleans, will later this month compete in the Junior Olympic National Championships.