Micah Goulas, Corbin Cantrell tied for LGA Junior lead

The top competitors on the first day of the Louisiana Golf Association’s Junior Amateur Tournament now sit in a first-place tie after two rounds.

New Iberia’s Micah Goulas shot a four-over-par 75 on Thursday at the TPC Louisiana Course in Avondale. That total that was six strokes higher than his first-round score. But is was good enough to pull Goulas into a tie with Benton’s Corbin Cantrell at 144. The three-day tournament concludes Friday.

Cantrell, who carded a 3-under 68 on Wednesday, finished at 5-over 76 on Thursday.

Four golfers are tied for third just one shot back at 145 — Ponchatoula’s Blake Caldwell, Lafayette’s Drew Gonzales, New Orleans’ Price Butcher and Bossier City’s Jacob Wyatt.

No golfer recorded a sub-par score Thursday. Mandeville’s Thomas Ruli Jr., Keithville’s Jeff Berry and Luling’s Colin Troxler all finished with even-par scores of 71.

Ruli sits in seventh place at 146, just two shots off the lead. Eric Brown, of Lake Charles, is next ar 147.

Johnson wins LWGA Junior

In Alexandria, Baton Rouge’s Julia Johnson won the Louisiana Women’s Golf Association Junior Girls Championship with rounds of 72 and 69 to compile a 141 score at the OakWing Golf Club course.

The Episcopal freshman won by five shots over Monroe’s Lana Hodge of Monroe, a recent Ouachita Christian graduate.

Hodge shot a 78 during the first round and then shot a 68, the lowest score on the second day to finish at 146. Sydney Cavin, who preps at Baton Rouge’s The Dunham School, placed third at 148.