by Dan McDonald // Special to the LHSAA
LAFAYETTE – Barbe posted the day’s low score to add to its 12-stroke first-round lead and claimed the Division I girls’ team title Tuesday at the Ochsner Health LHSAA State Golf Championships.
The Lady Bucs’ trio of Isabella Bradley, Sadie Guillory and Isabella Callaba posted 80, 86 and 87 scores respectively, giving Barbe its second straight title with a 166 score Tuesday and a 329 score for the two-day event over the 5,760-yard par-72 The Wetlands Golf Club layout.
That was good enough for a 13-stroke win over Dutchtown, which carded a 167 score on Tuesday paced by Hannah Pitre’s 81 and finished with a 342 team score.
Sarah Meral of St. Scholastica helped her team to a third-place finish (361) and also claimed the individual title, posting a one-under-par 73 on Tuesday to go with her opening 75. Meral, last year’s runner-up, finished two strokes ahead of defending Division I champion Sydney Moss of C. E. Byrd with her 148 total.
Moss, the first-day leader after an opening 74, posted a 76 on Tuesday for the runner-up spot with a 150 score. Teagan Connors, playing as an individual from Lusher Charter, finished third with a 79-75— 154 score, while Bradley and Hannah Pitre of Dutchtown finished tied for fourth at 161.
Sam Houston finished fourth at 362 and C. E. Byrd was fifth at 366 in the team race.
LAFAYETTE – Ursuline turned in two of the day’s top individual scores and rolled to an easy Division II girls’ victory Tuesday in the Ochsner Health LHSAA State Golf Championships.
The Lions turned in a final-round 11-over 155 score, thanks to the 76 of Sweden Ledet and the 79 of Ariana Blagrove, over the 5,760-yard par-72 The Wetlands Golf Club course. That was good enough for a 14-stroke margin in the final round and a 317 total, which was 27 strokes ahead of runner-up Ouachita Christian.
Ledet’s score tied for the third-best in the final round and Blagrove’s score was the seventh-best, helping Ursuline move up from its runner-up spot of last year.
Morgan Guepet of St. Martin’s posted the low score in either of the girls’ divisions Tuesday with a two-under-par 70. That, added to her even-par 72 on Monday which gave her a two-stroke lead, left her at two-under 142 and her second straight Division II individual crown.
Elizabeth Lapeyre of Newman finished second individually for the second straight year, posting a one under 71 on Tuesday and finishing three strokes back at 145. She also helped her Newman squad finish third in the team race with a 171 on Tuesday and a 358 team score, 14 back of Ouachita Christian’s runner-up 344 total.
Episcopal-Baton Rouge was fourth at 363 and St. Martin’s fifth at 364.
Samantha Schultz of Christ Episcopal, competing as an individual, finished third with a final-round 77 and a two-day 152 total. That was one stroke better than Sarah Knight of Ouachita Christian, who was fourth at 153, while Sophia Macias of Episcopal-Baton Rouge was fifth at 154.