Camille Simon of Ben Franklin, playing as an individual, posted four birdies and four bogeys on the way to an even-par 74 round to lead after the first day of competition in the LHSAA Division I girls golf championship.
Simon birdied the par-four first hole and ended up with two birdies and two bogeys on each side at Les Vieux Chenes in Youngsville.
Simon has a one-stroke lead over Mary Frances Chauvin of Hammond, last year’s runner-up, who also had four birdies, including three on the front side. But Chauvin double-bogeyed the par-three third hole and then bogeyed three times in a five-hole stretch before parring the final five holes.
Team leader Sulphur posted two of the top five scores and holds a commanding team lead.
Brooke Tyree shot a 79 and teammate Hailey Duzan an 81 to give the Lady Tors a team 160 total through one round over the 5,679-yard par-74 Les Vieux Chenes course. That was good enough for a 22-stroke lead over Barbe and St. Scholastica, both at 182, entering Tuesday’s final round.
St. Joseph’s Academy and Ursuline Academy are 12 more strokes back and tied for fourth at 194.
Abbey Daniel of Hannan shot a 77 on Monday, leaving her four strokes behind East Iberville’s Julia Johnson (74) after the first day of the Division II championship at Les Vieux Chenes.
Daniel had three birdies on the back side to rally back for a three-over 77.
Johnson, who won last year’s Division II medalist honors by a seven-stroke margin, bogeyed her first two holes but shot three-under over the final 16 to finish at one-under 73. She birdied the par-four fifth hole and then started her back nine with back-to-back birdies on the par-five 10th and 11th holes before closing with a two on the par-three 17th hole.
Madeline Gordon of Country Day (82) is fifth.
Notre Dame has a solid lead in the team race after day one of the girls’ Division II LHSAA state golf championship.
The Lady Pios, who finished second to University Lab in last year’s Division II team race, got an 82 from Emily Lucas and an 84 from Cassidy Goff for a team 166 total after the first round over the 5,679-yard par-74 Les Vieux Chenes course. That was good enough for a 15-stroke advantage over runner-up Loyola Prep heading into Tuesday’s final round.