West Monroe’s Kirkland, C.E. Byrd take titles at Division I boys golf championships

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 LAFAYETTE – Joey Kirkland of West Monroe had five birdies for the day Tuesday, and the last one was the biggest.

Kirkland rolled in a sliding 12-foot right-to-left putt on the final green for a birdie on the par-four 18th hole at The Wetlands, snapping a tie and giving him the boys’ Division I individual title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA State Golf Championships.

Kirkland, who tied four fourth in last year’s Division I meet, was one stroke behind C. E. Byrd’s Charlie Flynn with three holes remaining before he birdied the 128-yard par-three 16th hole to forge a tie. After both parred the par-four 17th, Kirkland put his approach shot within 12 feet and made the clinching putt for a two-day 139 total (70-69).

His three-under 69 on Tuesday was the low round of the day, after he entered Tuesday tied with Flynn at two-under 70 from Monday’s first round. Flynn had three birdies and one bogey on his Tuesday card to finish at 70-70—140.

Flynn’s C. E. Byrd team claimed the team title in a runaway, adding to its 12-stroke lead entering the final round with a team 290 score on Tuesday over the 6,348-yard par-72 Wetlands layout. Byrd, which had won three straight state titles before Jesuit claimed last year’s Division I crown, finished at 13-over 577 as a team, well ahead of Jesuit’s runner-up 602 total.

Alexandria finished third at 608 and Kirkland’s West Monroe team finished fourth at 611. Catholic-Baton Rouge, last year’s runners-up, was fifth at 615.

Kirkland birdied two holes and bogeyed two on the front side while Flynn turned in two-under 34 to take a two-stroke lead. Kirkland was still one stroke back when he and Flynn both birdied the par-five 14th hole before Kirkland birdied two of his final three.

Byrd had three players finish in the individual top five, with Jake Marler finishing third (72-70—142) and Payne Johnson finishing fourth (71-75—146). Chance Queen of Alexandria , who stood in third place one stroke behind Kirkland and Flynn entering the final round, finished fourth at 71-74—145.

2018 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL LHSAA STATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS
Division I Boys Final Results
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
At The Wetlands (6,348 yards, par 72), Lafayette, La.

TEAM STANDINGS
C. E. Byrd 287-290 – 577
Jesuit 304-298 – 602
Alexandria 299-309 – 608
West Monroe 304-307 – 611
Catholic High 310-305 – 615
Brother Martin 311-321 – 632
Zachary 319-316 – 635
Sulphur 325-319 – 644

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS

Joey Kirkland, West Monroe 70-69 – 139
Charlie Flynn, C. E. Byrd 70-70 – 140
Jake Marler, C. E. Byrd 72-70 – 142
Chance Queen, Alexandria 71-74 – 145
Payne Johnson, C. E. Byrd 71-75 – 146
Karan Patel, Alexandria 73-75 – 148
Carson Caruso, Catholic 75-74 – 149
Britton Khalaf, Jesuit 76-73 – 149
Grayson Glorioso, Jesuit 73-77 – 150
Andrew Barreca, Jesuit 78-72 – 150
Marshall Laborde, C. E. Byrd 75-75 – 150
Daniel Dial, Airline 76-77 – 153
Dezmann Reich, Barbe 76-77 – 153
J. T. Holmes, Jesuit 77-76 – 153
Collin Stinson, Dutchtown 76-78 – 154
Michael Faust, Brother Martin 79-75 – 154
Nick Ashy, Catholic 77-77 – 154
Jonathan Ellis, Catholic 79-75 – 154
Luke Atchison, C. E. Byrd 74-80 – 154
Zach Bollinger, Alexandria 79-75 – 154
Porter Tuberville, West Monroe 77-78 – 155
Brayden Wright, Sulphur 80-75 – 155
Jace Benoit, Sulphur 80-76 – 156
Kyle Bennett, Zachary 75-82 – 157
John Amlingmeyer, Brother Martin 79-79 – 158
Jacob Slaughter, West Monroe 80-78 – 158
Jake Kuebel, Jesuit 79-80 – 159
Derek Raymond, Fontainebleau 80-79 – 159
Andrew Bennett, Zachary 86-73 – 159
Peyton Canter, St. Amant 77-82 – 159
James McMahan, West Monroe 77-82 – 159
Jay Beatmann, Holy Cross 82-78 – 160
Cameron Siebert, Zachary 82-78 – 160
Zaire Stevenson, Brother Martin 74-86 – 160
Tyler Armstrong, Zachary 76-84 – 160
Chase Campo, Alexandria 76-85 – 161
Brayden Seguin, Catholic 82-79 – 161
Dwayne Heron, Brother Martin 82-81 – 163
Austin Stewart, Sulphur 80-84 – 164
John Adam Lengefeld, West Monroe 83-82 – 165
Matt Jordan, Airline 88-77 – 165
Will Perriloux, Catholic 79-86 – 165
Christian Gremillion, Alexandria 80-89 – 169
Logan Moore, Sulphur 85-84 – 169
Cameron Avery, Brother Martin 79-93 – 172
Brogan Gibbon, Zachary 90-83 – 173
Torbin Breit, Destrehan 85-90 – 175
Luke Hightower, Sulphur 97-89 – 186

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