Local prep golfers book trips to next week’s state championships

GIVING IT A SHOT: Calvary’s Bryce Carpenter competed in the Division IV, Region 1 tournament at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria.


While the Calvary boys’ golf team fell just short of making it to the state tournament, the Cavs will be represented at the Division IV tournament at Farm d’Allie in Lafayette Monday and Tuesday.

At the Division IV, Region 1 tournament at OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria on Wednesday, Calvary’s Kannon Savage advanced to the state tournament after shooting an 83 to finish in eighth place in individual stroke play.

The top four individuals not on a qualifying team advance to state.

The top four teams advancing to state were Ouachita Christian School, followed by Cedar Creek, Quitman, and Anacoco. Calvary finished in fifth place with a team total of 388.

Also representing Calvary at the regional tournament were Hunter Harris (who shot 94 to finish in a tie for 17th), Bryce Carpenter (tied for 22nd with 96), and Ezra Smith (tied for 36th with 115).

In the Division I-Region 1 tournament held at Huntington Wednesday, the Byrd boys shot a 286 to capture the team title, followed by Benton (299), Sulphur (304), and Barbe (308).

Leading Byrd to the title were Duke Bowen (70), Peyton Johnson (71), Grant Reagan (72), James Holtsclaw (73), and Brown Snyder (77). Noah McWilliams (72) led Benton, followed by teammates Cason Toms (74), Miller Davis (75), Kade Bryant (78), and Cade Robinson (82).

Sulphur’s Landon East shot a team-low 71, followed by Hayden Boyett (76), Garrett Trahan (78), Drake German (79), and Miller James (85). Barbe was led by Zach Robertson (69), followed by Daniel Benoit and Landon Beier (77), Alex Augustine (85), and Leland Hawkins (93).

The top four teams qualify for the Division I state tournament that will be held at The Wetlands in Lafayette Monday and Tuesday. Also qualifying for individual competition are Airline’s Eli Hill (71) and Ruston’s Reeves Pullin (71).