Corbin Cantrell leads LGA Junior Amateur

Associated Press photo by GERALD HERBERT -- A worker grooms away tracks after an alligator crossed through a sand trap on the 14th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic on Thursday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.
Associated Press photo by GERALD HERBERT -- A worker grooms away tracks after an alligator crossed through a sand trap on the 14th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic on Thursday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.

Corbin Cantrell of Benton shot a 3-under 68 to take the first-round lead at the Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Tournament on Wednesday at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.

Cantrell was one of three golfers to shoot par or better. He was at 34 when he reached the turn. New Iberia’s Micah Goulas is second with a 69 and New Orleans’ Price Butcher is third with an even-par 71. Top golfers from Baton Rouge included Triston Elston, Matthew Jakuback and Trey Winstead tied for seventh with 74s.

Six overall competitors and all of the age-group competitors who teed off in the afternoon wave of starting times did not have a chance to complete their first round. Play was suspended at 4:24 p.m. because of lightning and rain.

Action continues at 7:30 a.m. Thursday on the No. 1 and No. 10 tees. At the completion of play Thursday, age group championship awards will be presented.

LWGA Junior Girls

ALEXANDRIA — Baton Rouge’s Julia Johnson shot an even-par 72 to take the lead after one round at the Louisiana Women’s Golf Association Junior Girls Championship at OakWing Golf Club.

Two other Baton Rouge golfers were in the top five with second-place Sydney Cavin shooting a 3-over 75 and Taylor Thompson is fifth after firing a 79

Lauren Aillet of Lafayette is third with a 76 and Lana Hodge of Monroe is fourth with a 78.

The two-day stroke play championship continues Thursday. The overall championship will be divided into two or three flights depending on the number of participants.