Hannan finds itself 13 strokes behind and in second place after Episcopal of Acadiana used team balance to take a first-day lead on Monday in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Division IV boys state tournament at The Wetlands in Lafayette.
Hannan, led by Nick Daniel, shot a 321.
Episcopal, the No. 1 seed from the regional round, did not have an individual player in Monday’s top seven but used team balance to post a 30-over-par 318
Daniel shot a 73 and is in fourth place among individuals.
Jack Tolson of Westminster Christian, the defending champion, blazed his way to an 8-under-par 64 score, posting seven birdies and an eagle 3 on the 520-yard par-five 14th hole.
Tolson was 5-under on the back nine including birdies at the par-5 11th and the par-4 15th and 18th, and had a 12-hole stretch in which he went 8-under after his only bogey of the day at the par-4 third hole.
Colin Troxler of Hahnville was the lone local golfer in the top 10 after the first day of the Division I golf championship at The Farm d’Allie in Carencro.
C. E. Byrd of Shreveport went 1-2-3 in the individual rankings and used that balance to take a huge first-day lead.
Led by the 4-under-par 68 of defending individual champion Phillip Barbaree, Byrd turned in a 3-over 291 team score and holds an 18-stroke lead over Catholic High of Baton Rouge at 309.
Byrd is gunning for its second straight title after winning last year’s Division I crown by a seven-stroke margin over St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s shot 327 and is in seventh place in the eight team field.
Jesuit is sixth after shooting 326.
Jay Beatmann of Holy Cross shot a 4-over 76 and had the best score among local golfers after the first day of the Division II championship at The Wetlands in Lafayette.
Jacob Wyatt of Benton shot a 6-under 66 score for the lead.
Benton, the defending champion, made it look easy, putting four of its individuals in the top six and taking a commanding lead in the team competition.
Led by the 6-under-par 66 score of Wyatt, Benton posted a 5-under-par 283 team score and holds a 20-stroke lead over runner-up St. Louis going into Tuesday’s final round.
Price Butcher of Newman shot a 77 and was the only local golfer in the top 10 after the first day of the Division III championships at The Farm d’Allie in Carencro.
Notre Dame, University Lab and Dunham are in a rare three-way tie for first place after all three teams recorded 25-over-par 313 scores.