Caden Lester, Ouachita Christian soar to Division IV boys golf championship

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LAFAYETTE – Caden Lester of Ouachita Christian survived one of the closest individual competitions in recent tournament history, and his Eagles squad rolled to an easy team win here Tuesday in the Division IV boys’ competition in the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA State Golf Championships.

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 had all turned in three-over 75 scores on Monday in the opening trip around the 6,348-yard par-72 The Wetlands course 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 both 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 stroke 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.

St. Edmund finished at 702 and Calvary Baptist at 711, while 2019 runner-up Episcopal of Acadiana finished fourth at 715.

2021 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL LHSAA STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Division IV Boys Final Results
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
At The Wetlands (6,348 yards, par 72), Lafayette, La.

TEAM STANDINGS
Ouachita Christian 347-326 – 673
St. Edmund 348-354 – 702
Calvary Baptist 349-362 – 711
Episcopal of Acadiana 366-349 – 715
St. John 371-361 – 732
Quitman 379-377 – 756
St. Mary’s 389-376 – 765
Basile 442-DNF

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

Caden Lester, Ouachita Christian 75-72 – 147
Adam Trahan, ESA 75-73 – 148
Jace LeJeune, Hathaway 75-73 – 148
Harry West, St. Edmund 75-73 – 148
Patrick Cancienne, Ascension Catholic 79-78 – 157
Dylan Duran, Lacassine 83-75 – 158
Kannon Savage, Calvary Baptist 82-76 – 158
Tayt Culpepper, Weston 82-79 – 161
Thomas Craft, Ouachita Christian 89-77 – 166
Dane Files, St. Mary’s 85-82 – 167
Eli Walker, Quitman 85-84 – 169
Collin LeGrange, St. John 86-86 – 172
James Forte, Ouachita Christian 87-86 – 173
Sam Castille, ESA 92-83 – 175
Steven Bertrand, Basile 90-85 – 175
Tyler Jones, Calvary Baptist 92-84 – 176
Tanner Simmons, Central Catholic 92-86 – 178
Hayden Bertrand, St. Edmund 88-91 – 179
Grey Worthy, Cedar Creek 90-89 – 179
Josh Daigle, St. John 90-91 – 181
John Merritt Bueche, St. John 90-92 – 182
Henry Brown, St. Edmund 92-95 – 187
Cole Hopkins, Ouachita Christian 96-91 – 187
Gus Brown, St. Edmund 93-95 – 188
Noah Leach, Quitman 94-97 – 191
Hunter Willis, St. Mary’s 96-95 – 191
Ben Smiley, St. Mary’s 96-96 – 192
Bryce Carpenter, Calvary Baptist 88-104 – 192
Baylor Burchfield, Ouachita Christian 97-96 – 193
Nick Disher, ESA 98-95 – 193
Hunter Harris, Calvary Baptist 87-110 – 197
Ellis Braud, St. John 105-92 – 197
Pete Simonelle, Quitman 98-100 – 198
Zach Lawrence, ESA 101-98 – 199
Joshua Smith, Quitman 102-99 – 201
Ty Newman, St. Frederick 101-105 – 206
Ezra Smith, Calvary Baptist 108-98 – 206
Wyatt Bertrand, Basile 107-102 – 209
Cam Deal, Quitman 116-97 – 213
Charlie Blanchard, ESA 108-107 – 215
Cole Fisher, St. Mary’s 112-103 – 215
Jacob Southall, St. Edmund 123-106 – 229
Aidean Evans, St. Mary’s 118-119 – 237
Henri Noel, St. John 151-153 – 304
Haden McClusky, Cedar Creek 97-WD
Alex Menier, Basile 110-WD
Justin Smith, Basile 135-WD

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