LAFAYETTE — It was more of the same for East Iberville’s Julia Johnson.
The defending champion holds a four-stroke lead after the first round of the Division II competition at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Girls State Golf tournament at the par-74 Les Vieux Chenes course.
Johnson shot a 1-under-par 73 and leads Archbishop Hannan’s Abbey Daniel, who shot a 77, and Loyola Prep’s Alden Wallace at 79.
The final round of competition begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Johnson’s opening round included four birdies, including three on her final nine holes of the day.
Notre Dame leads the team competition by 15 strokes. The Pioneers finished with a 166 score, while Loyola at 181, Catholic-New Iberia at 185 and defending champion University High at 191 are the other top teams.
Taylor Kennedy of Runnels, who won the metro girls title two weeks ago, recorded an 80 and sits in fourth place to lead the list of Baton Rouge competitors. Maggie Westbrook carded a 93 to lead U-High.
Sulphur leads the Division I competition, also being held at Les Vieux Chenes, with a team score of 160.
Barbe and St. Scholastica are tied at 182, while St. Joseph’s Academy and Ursuline are tied at 194. Defending champion Zachary High finished at 199.
Ben Franklin’s Camille Simon shot an even-par 74 and leads the individual competition.
Hammond’s Mary Frances Chauvin is just one stroke behind at 75.
The final round begins Tuesday with 1 p.m. tee times.
Sulphur’s Brooke Tyree (79), Neville’s Aoife O’Donovan (80) and two golfers tied at 81, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Jessica Varner and Sulphur’s Hailey Duzan (81), are the other individual leaders.