Blaine Patin defeats Brandon Aydlett for LGA title LGA Amateur title

Blaine Patin of Greenwell Springs won a six-hole playoff against Metairie’s Brandon Aydlett to win the Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur championship Sunday at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant.

Patin fired a 1-over-par 72 in the final round, while Aydlett shot 70 as both golfers finished at even-par 213 to force the playoff. Patin birdied the par-5 17th hole to win the title.

John Talley of St. Martinville and John Humphries of Woodworth (217) tied for third, followed by Hank Shaheen of DeQuincy (220), Cade Hebert of Rayne (222) and Dennis Brown of Gonzales (224). Burt Allen of Shreveport and Chad Bailey of Monroe (225) tied for eighth.

AYDETT, BUSBY MEDAL AT LGA EVENT: Brandon Aydlett of Metairie and Derek Busby of Ruston both shot an even-par 72 on Monday to win co-medalist honors at the USGA Mid-Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Squire Creek in Choudrant.

Stan Humphries of Monroe, Colin Richwine of Marerro and Preston Smith of Shreveport all shot a one-over par 73, and Smith won on the second playoff hole.

Aydlett, Busby, and Smith will advance to the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship on Sept. 5-11 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

DONCHESS-KENNEDY TEAM WINS DUMAS EVENT: The team of Deborah Donchess and David Kennedy finished as the best ball net winners with a 29 at the BREC Dumas Golf League event held at Dumas Golf Club in Baker.

Greg Barthe and Jason Miller (31) were second, followed by Pat Milton and Greg Crowell (33).

THOMASEE, GONZALES AMONG USSSA WINNERS: Jamison Thomasee of Opelousas fired a 157 to win the boys 15-18 age division title at the USSSA regional championship last week in Shreveport.

Josh Carnes of Monroe finished three strokes back in second, and Rex Bryant III of Shreveport (164) was third.

Alexandria’s Chance Queen posted a 152, the lowest score across all age groups in the event, to take the boys 12-14 division. Carson Caruso of Greenwell Springs and Karan Patel of Alexandria tied at 167 for second place.

Lafayette’s Kale Fontenot won the boys 9-11 division with an 88.

Clark, also of Lafayette, shot a 47 in the second round to finish with an 89, while Peyton Canter of St. Amant (91) was third.

Baton Rouge’s Alexis Gonzales (107) won the girls 9-11 division.

Horseshoes

GILMORE WINS TITLE: Tim Gilmore of Bayou Vista went 5-1 and defeated Edie Corso of Destrehan in a 40-shoe playoff game to win the Class A title and the overall championship of the Atchafalaya Horseshoe Classic on Saturday at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson.

Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista was third in Class A.

In Class B, Morgan City’s Al Dodson was 5-0 to claim the title, while Centerville’s O.J. Cole was second and Jimmy Percle of Morgan City third.

Clyde Landry of Pierre Part won the Class C title by defeating Burnie Williams of Morgan City in a 40-shoe playoff. Bill Seither of Boothville was third.

In Class D, Randy Giroir of Berwick won the title. Morgan City’s Jamie Granger was second, followed by Mack Thibodeaux of Lake Arthur.

Running

CHICOLA, BREAUX TAKE TITLES: Jacob Chicola and Stephanie Breaux were the overall winners of the Club South Runners Hump Day Summer Series Race No. 4 at Highland Road Park.

Chicola was the male winner of the two-mile event, while Breaux was the female winner in 12 minutes, 42 seconds. Chicola’s time was not available.

Linn Fink (13:02) was the masters male winner, while Janet Daigle (14:11) was the masters female winner.

Ed Stauss (14:08) was the grandmasters male winner, while Jeanie Rollins (17:00) was the grandmasters female winner.

Lee Balart (3:11) was the overall male winner in the half-mile event.

while Rachel Fereday (3:05) was the overall female winner.