Dunham’s Dupuy, Ascension Episcopal take Division III boys golf crowns

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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 of the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA State 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 6,516-yard 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 Gator squad had it much easier in the team chase, following 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, Dupuy’s Dunham squad third at 613 and Notre Dame fourth at 618.

Ortego, who finished at 67 Tuesday and won the 2019 title with a two-round 142 title, 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

At The Farm d’Allie-Carencro

Par 72

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Ascension Episcopal 280-281—561. 2. Loyola Prep 289-300—589. 3. Dunham 308-305—613. 4. Notre Dame 306-312—618. 5. University Lab 314-319—633. 6. Sterlington 332-339—671. 7. Episcopal 347-368—715. 8. Caldwell Parish 412-409—821

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

1. Ryan Dupuy, Dunham 68-64—132

2. Eli Ortego, Ascension Episcol 66-67—133

3. Kale Fontenot, AES 70-66—136

4. Luke Haskew, University 69-70—139

5. Holden Webb, Loyola 72-71—143

t. Zach Belle, Ascension Episcopal 72-71—143

t. Miles Merlin, Isidore Newman 74- 69—143

8. John Thornton, Dunham 76-70—146

9. August Drummond, Loyola 73-74—147

10. Joshua Faulk, Notre Dame 76-73—149

t. Thomas Gattle, Notre Dame 74-75—149

12. Burke Alford, Loyola 75-75—150

13. Collin Jones, Westlake 74-78—152

t. Canon Clark, AES 72-80—152

15. Ross Alford, Loyola 75-80—155

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