10 metro area schools quality for state golf tournament

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A total of 10 area schools are the latest to qualify for the LHSAA state golf tournament following regional action Wednesday.

At Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville, St. Paul’s and Jesuit qualified for the LHSAA state championships while St. Scholastica and Christ Episcopal qualified in girls competition.

In the Boys Division I, Region II competition St. Paul’s finished first with a 301 total, with Kason Shaw leading the way with a 76 while Josh Achord, Cooper Brennan and Gil Ward each had 78’s and Griffith Door had an 82.

Jesuit qualified third, led by Merrick Rotolo and Taylor Boasberg, each of whom shot 78. Jacob Schorr shot 80, Morgan Hebert had an 84 and Si Holmes shot 90.

Northshore’s Preston Paulk qualified for state with an 81, along with Brother Martin’s Dylan Mayeau, who shot 82.

Brother Martin was sixth with Fontainebleau eighth, falling just short of qualifying.

In the Division II, Region II competition at Grand Ridge Golf Club in Luling, Holy Cross qualified first, led by Preston Giroir with an 85, Stephen Faucheaux with an 88 and Jacob Kaliszeski with a 95. Jackson Sexton had a 104 and William Long finished at 116.

Other individuals qualifying included Cole Haase of Lutcher with an 81, Thomas Barberito of Archbishop Hannan with an 86 and Hezekiah Chatelain of Lakeshore with an 87.

In the Division III, Region II competition at Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge, Miles Merlin of Newman was brilliant, qualifying with a 72, while Ryan Laiche of St. Charles Catholic shot 78 and Kobe Narcisse of Thomas Jefferson qualified with an 83.

In girls regional competition Lafayette at Les Bieux Chenes, Dominican qualified first with with a 257 total. Ada Holmes had a 78, Sahithi Koneru had an 86 and Molly Stavinoha shot 93.

Mount Carmel Academy was second and qualified for state as Victoria Stephens shot 80, Reagan Krupp had an 88 and Kaylee Dufrene shot 198.

St. Scholastica qualified fourth, led by Sarah Meral, who shot an outstanding 72. Ashtyn LeDoux shot 105 for the Doves and Nina Michel had a 124.

Also qualifying individually were Blair McKenzie of Mandeville, with a 74, and Aubrey Stark of Northshore, with an 84.

In the Division II Region II competition at Beaver Creek in Zachary, Newman qualified first at 248.

Lisa Lapeyre led the way with a terrific score of 67 while Fiona Marks had a 74 and Yazmeen Allen shot 107.

Ursuline Academy was second, led by Sweden Ledet with a 77 and Ariana Blagrove with an 81.

Christ Episcopal was third to qualify as Samantha Schultz fired a 69, Ava Martin had a 98 and Molly Burke shot 137.

St. Martin’s Episcopal was fourth as Morgan Guepet shot 71 and Kaitlyn Tillery had a 106.

Individual qualifiers included Cassidy Lambert of Academy of Sacred Heart-New Orleans with a 72.

Christ Episcopal qualified for state, led by Samantha Schultz, who shot a 69 and Ava Martin with a 98.

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