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CARENCRO — Dunham’s Ryan Dupuy posted a stellar eight-under-par 64 and held on at the end to take the individual crown, while Ascension Episcopal ran away with its third straight team championship Tuesday in the Division III boys competition at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA golf championships.

Dupuy had eight birdies in the first 13 holes of his bogey-free round, posting a 31 on the opening back nine, and held a one-stroke lead over two-time defending champion Eli Ortego of Ascension Episcopal with five holes remaining over the  par-72 Farm d’Allie layout.

Both players parred the fifth, sixth and seventh holes before Ortego drew even with his sixth birdie of the day on the par-four eighth hole. However, Ortego made bogey on the closing par-four ninth hole and Dupuy got up-and-down for par to take the individual title with the low round of the day.

Dupuy’s 12-under-par 68-64—132 score was the lowest two-round total in any of the six boys’ and girls’ divisions since the state tournament moved to Lafayette six years ago.

Ortego’s Blue Gators had it much easier in the team chase, after its eight-under 280 from Monday’s opening round with a seven-under 281 on Tuesday. Their 561 score was 28 strokes ahead of the field, with Loyola Prep finishing second at 589 and Dupuy’s Dunham squad third at 613.

Ortego led three Ascension Episcopal players in the top five. Kale Fontenot, who had the second-lowest round Tuesday with a six-under 66, finished third at eight-under 136 while Zach Belle finished at 72-71—143 to tie for fifth with Holden Webb of Loyola. Luke Haskew of University took fourth place individually with a 69-70—139 score.

Division III

CARENCRO — Griffin Dorr won a sudden-death playoff for the individual title and led his St. Paul’s squad to the team championship in the final round of the Division I boys competition.

Dorr, who shot a seven-under-par 65 in Monday’s opening round, struggled to a three-over 75 in Tuesday’s at the par-72 Farm d’Allie. That was still good enough to tie with Noah McWilliams of Benton, who matched his first-round 70 on Tuesday, and forced a playoff.

Both players birdied the par-five first hole, but McWilliams ran into trouble with his tee shot on the par-four second hole, and Dorr eventually won the hole with a par.

St. Paul’s shot a one-over 289 on Tuesday and finished at 566, good enough for a 28-stroke victory over runner-up Benton at 594.

Catholic-Baton Rouge finished third at 597 and C. E. Byrd was fourth at 600.

St. Paul’s had three of the top four individual finishers, with Joshua Achord in third at 73-68—141 and Kason Shaw in fourth at 68-74—142. Teammate Gil Ward tied for fifth along with Zach Robertson of Barbe and Peyton Canter of St. Amant, all at one-under 143.

Achord and Canter shared low-round honors Tuesday, both posting four-under 68s.

Division II

LAFAYETTE – Ross Anderson of St. Louis Catholic claimed the individual title and his Saints team rallied in Tuesday’s final round to take the team title in Division II.

The Saints, who trailed tournament host Teurlings Catholic by six shots entering the final round, shot a 306 in Tuesday’s final round at the par-72 The Wetlands. That gave St. Louis a two-day 616 total and a two-stroke win over Teurlings.

Anderson, who had Monday’s low round with a two-under 70, added a 75 on Tuesday, and his 145 total was good enough for a three-stroke victory over Collin Duplechain of Teurlings (73-75—148). St. Louis' George Trappey finished third at 149.

St. Thomas More finished third with a 628 score and had two top-five finishers. Zach Hardy and James Stonecipher both carded 150 totals to finish tied for fourth. 

Division III

CARENCRO — Dunham’s Ryan Dupuy posted a stellar eight-under-par 64 and held on at the end to take the individual crown, while Ascension Episcopal ran away with its third straight team championship Tuesday in the Division III boys.

Dupuy had eight birdies in the first 13 holes of his bogey-free round, posting a 31 on the opening back nine, and held a one-stroke lead over two-time defending champion Eli Ortego of Ascension Episcopal with five holes remaining over the  par-72 Farm d’Allie layout.

Both players parred the fifth, sixth and seventh holes before Ortego drew even with his sixth birdie of the day on the par-four eighth hole. However, Ortego made bogey on the closing par-four ninth hole and Dupuy got up-and-down for par to take the individual title with the low round of the day.

Dupuy’s 12-under-par 68-64—132 score was the lowest two-round total in any of the six boys’ and girls’ divisions since the state tournament moved to Lafayette six years ago.

Ortego’s Blue Gators had it much easier in the team chase, after its eight-under 280 from Monday’s opening round with a seven-under 281 on Tuesday. Their 561 score was 28 strokes ahead of the field, with Loyola Prep finishing second at 589 and Dupuy’s Dunham squad third at 613.

Ortego led three Ascension Episcopal players in the top five. Kale Fontenot, who had the second-lowest round Tuesday with a six-under 66, finished third at eight-under 136 while Zach Belle finished at 72-71—143 to tie for fifth with Holden Webb of Loyola. Luke Haskew of University took fourth place individually with a 69-70—139 score.

LAFAYETTE — Caden Lester of Ouachita Christian survived one of the closest individual competitions in recent tournament history, and his Eagles rolled to an easy team win in  Division IV boys.

Lester birdied the finishing par-five ninth hole to post an even-par 72 and hang on for a one-stroke win over Harry West of St. Edmund, Adam Trahan of Episcopal of Acadiana, and Jace LeJeune of Hathaway. That foursome all shot three-over 75 scores on Monday at the par-72 The Wetlands to hold the first-day lead.

Lester held a one-stroke lead over Trahan and LeJeune and a two-shot lead over West coming to the final hole Tuesday. West eagled the last hole and Trahan and LeJeune birdied, forcing Lester to birdie to finish at three-over 147 for the individual crown.

West, Trahan and LeJeune all finished at 148 to tie for second, all of them nine strokes clear of fifth-place finisher Patrick Cancienne of Ascension Catholic (79-78—157).

Ouachita Christian improved from its fifth-place finish in the last state tournament in 2019, posting the low team round of the day by 28 strokes with a 326 score following an opening 347 that gave the Eagles a one-shot lead over eventual runner-up St. Edmund and a two-shot lead over eventual third place finisher Calvary Baptist.

Division I girls

YOUNGSVILLE — First-day leader Sydney Moss of Byrd turned in the day’s low round by five shots and used that effort to roll to the individual crown, while Barbe took the girls Division I team title Tuesday in the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA State Golf Championships.

Moss birdied three of her final four holes to finish at two-under 72 over the par-74 Les Vieux Chenes layout. Paired with her opening-round 75 on Monday, Moss finished at one-under 147 and seven strokes ahead of her nearest competition.

Sarah Meral of St. Scholastica finished as runner-up for the second straight year at 77-77—154, while Blair McKenzie of Mandeville was another four shots back in third place at 158.

Isabella Bradley of Barbe finished fourth at 79-85—164. The Buccaneers’ winning 341 total was 29 strokes better than runner-up Dutchtown, which finished at 370 and won a close battle for runner-up honors with Mount Carmel (371) and Sulphur (373).

Hannah Pitre led Dutchtown’s second-place effort with a sixth-place finish at 84-83—167.

Division II girls

YOUNGSVILLE — Morgan Guepet of St. Martin’s had the low round of the day for the second straight round Tuesday, adding to her advantage and running away with the girls Division II individual title.

Guepet added to her six-under-par 68 total from Monday’s opening round with a four-under 70 Tuesday at Les Vieux Chenes layout. Her 138 total was good enough for a seven-stroke victory over Liza Lapeyre of Newman, whose 72-73—145 score put her in the runner-up position for the second straight state tournament.

Guepet had six birdies round, giving her a total of 13 birdies for two rounds.

Lapeyre’s one-under 73 in the final round led Newman to the team championship, with teammate Fionna Marks (82-79—161) finishing sixth. Newman’s 306 score was 20 strokes better than runner-up Ursuline Academy (326), while Christ Episcopal finished at 365 in third place and Guepet’s St. Martin’s team finished fourth at 382.

Cassidy Lambert of Academy of the Sacred Heart-New Orleans claimed third place with a 151. Sophia Macias of Episcopal was a stroke back in fourth place at 152.