State Runner-up! Quitman finishes second in LHSAA Division IV state golf tournament

Quitman High School finished in second at the LHSAA Division IV state golf tournament held at the Farm d’Allie Golf Course in Carencro, LA on May 2nd & 3rd. Other than state champion Ouachita Christian, the Wolverines aggregate score 698 was the only other aggregate score below 700 in the two day event.

Eli Walker shot one of only five rounds in the 70’s on opening day and Cam Deal, Pete Simonelli and Noah Leach all scored in the 80’s in at least one round. The sterling, total team effort resulted in all four competitors finishing in the top twenty five individually.

Walker finished in 6th place overall after rounds of 78-83 over the tough 6,536 yard, par 72 layout while Deal impressively shot his best competitive round ever to improve ten strokes from day one to day two (93-83) and finish in 18th. Simonelli and Leach both fired steady rounds of 88-91 and 88-94 to come in 21st and 25th respectively. John Aaron Davis also competed for the Wolverines. 

Perhaps the most intriguing result of the tournament was turned in by Tayt Culpepper of Weston. After qualifying as an individual medalist, Culpepper found difficulty on opening day that had him sitting in a tie for 19th out of the 48 competitors. Digging deep, Culpepper rallied to better his score by 14 strokes on day two to post the best improvement of the tourney and rally for a tie for tenth.


Ouachita Christian    332-309—641
Quitman High          347-351—698
Ascension Catholic   351-357—708
Episcopal-Acadiana  353-361—714
Cedar Creek              372-351—723
St. John-Plaquemine 381-367—748
Calvary Baptist          390-395—785
Vermilion Catholic     398-405—803


Caden Lester, Ouachita Christian 76-70—146
Logan Heltz, Christ Episcopal 76-74—150
Cole Haase, Riverside Academy 80-73—153
Adam Trahan, Episcopal-Acadiana 75-79—154
Max Jones, Lafayette Christian 86-72—158
Eli Walker, Quitman 78-83—161
Peyton Parker, Ouachita Christian 81-80—161
Silas Lovett, Ouachita Christian 86-76—162
Kannon Savage, Calvary Baptist 85-77—162
Patrick Cancienne, Ascension Catholic 83-82—165
Talor Bentley, River Oaks 85-81—166
Tayt Culpepper, Weston 90-76—166
Jack Abadie, Ascension Catholic 77-89—166
Riggs Ryan, Episcopal-Acadiana 83-87—170
Jack Allen, Catholic-Pointe Coupee 83-88—171
Grey Worthey, Cedar Creek 90-84—174
Jed Stephens, Cedar Creek 93-82—175
Cam Deal, Quitman 93-83—176
Zane Morgan, Ouachita Christian 95-83—178
Josh Daigle, St. John-Plaquemine 93-86—179
Pete Simonelli, Quitman 88-91—179
Thomas Nizzo, Ascension Catholic 89-90—179
Phillip Summers, Vermilion Catholic 94-86—180
Cole Hopkins, Ouachita Christian 89-92—181
Noah Leach, Quitman 88-94—182
Colin LaGrange, St. John-Plaquemine 98-84—182
John Merritt Bueche, St. John-Plaquemine 90-96—186
Hayden McCluskey, Cedar Creek 95-91—186
Alex Roebuck, Cedar Creek 94-94—188
Bryce Carpenter, Calvary Baptist 95-93—188
John Aaron Davis, Quitman 98-97—195
Zach Lawrence, Episcopal-Acadiana 100-97—197
Tripp Kordisch, Episcopal-Acadiana 95-103—198
Hunter Willis, St. Mary’s 92-106—198
Pete Harris, Ascension Catholic 102-97—199
John Clay Cancienne, Ascension Catholic 104-96—200
Ellis Braud, St. John-Plaquemine 100-101—201
Ezra Smith, Calvary Baptist 103-99—202
Carlin Ledet, Vermilion Catholic 99-104—203
Evan Arants, St. John-Plaquemine 104-101—205
Patrick Fitzgerald, Episcopal-Acadiana 108-98—206
Ethan Landry, Vermilion Catholic 101-110—211
Tristan Floyd, Cedar Creek 108-104—212
Roy Bertrand, Vermilion Catholic 104-109—213
Mikie Bazar, Vermilion Catholic 110-106—216
Hunter Harris, Calvary Baptist 107-126—233

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