Atchafalaya at Idlewild Golf Course in Patterson, Louisiana served as the host for the second USSSA Golf Junior Tour event on the weekend of September 18-19. Some 14 golfers from throughout the State of Louisiana braved the tough South Louisiana layout, and provided the USSSA multi-sports organization a great junior golf event for its second championship tournament.
Pop-A-Lock, Louisiana USSSA, Lafayette Coca Cola and Talk-N T’Shirts served as the official sponsors for this junior golf outing, and by responses of players, parents and spectators, the USSSA is off to a great start in their newest sports endeavor.
In Boys 15-18 competition, Frank Wood, Jr., Lake Charles, distanced the field as the West Louisiana competitor posted scores of 79 and 80 (159 total), to claim a 13 stroke win over second place finisher, Skye Mejia, Lafayette (89-83-172). Claiming the third place hardware was Koby Percle, Morgan City, who posted 90, 85 and a 175 total.
In Boys 12-14 action, Lafayette native, Drew Gonzales, completed the 36 hole event with a 146 total (71-75), and defeated second place finisher Derrick Pillai (74-77), Metairie, by five strokes. Most impressive was Gonzales’ Saturday play, as he posted an impressive one under par round. Claiming the third place was Jevon Perry, Iowa with a 197 (102-95) two day total.
Boys 9-11 action only saw two competitors, but competition was keen. Young Daniel Pillai, Metairie, managed to post an outstanding two day (18 holes) total of 84 (39-45) and claimed a 22 stroke victory over Cade Thibodaux, Patterson, who posted a 106 two day score..
USSSA is a multi-sports organization and offers competition in Youth and Adult Baseball, Basketball, Fast Pitch Softball, Flag Football, Karate, Lacrosse, Slow Pitch Softball, Soccer, Tae Kwan Do, Volleyball, Wrestling and now Junior Golf.
The United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA), headquartered in Osceola County, Florida, USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA News!