When the stakes got higher, Eli Walker’s score got lower. The result was earning a tie for first place at the LHSAA Division IV District One Golf Championship held on Tuesday.
By turning in a season low, three-under par round of 69 at Frenchman’s Bend Golf Course in Sterlington, Walker earned the title as District Co-Champion with Caden Lester of Ouachita Christian School (OCS).
With the scores shot by teammates Noah Leach (81), Pete Simonelli (87), Ian Tilley (90) and Cam Deal (94), QHS finished in third place in team competition to qualify for Regionals that will be played at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria on April 24th. Cedar Creek won the district team title with OCS coming in second.
By virtue of rounds of 78 and 80 respectively, Tayt Culpepper and Tyler Pardue of Weston High School also move on to Regional Competition after finishing in the top ten of individuals whose teams didn’t qualify. Weston ended up in 5th out of the 15 teams that competed, coming just two shots short of St. Frederick’s of Monroe for the fourth and final regional qualifying spot. Addtional WHS golfers that competed were Jackson Kennard, Caden Smith and Austin Durbin.