FORE! Actually, you should make that seven, as that is the number of linksters from Jackson Parish that will be competing in the LHSAA State Golf Championships. With a second place finish at the Division IV Region One Championships played at the Links on the Bayou Golf Course in Alexandria, the five man team from Quitman High School has qualified for the LHSAA State Championship that will be played on May 1st & 2nd. Also moving on to state competition is Ajay Tew of Jonesboro-Hodge and Tayt Culpepper of Weston High
Led by top ten placements by Eli Walker (3rd) and Noah Leach (7th) the Quitman quintet that included Cam Deal, Pete Simonelli and Ian Tilley trailed only Ouachita Christian in the team standings. Anacoco, Cedar Creek and St. Frederick’s of Monroe rounded out the top five.
By finishing in the top four of players whose teams didn’t advance in their respective regionals, Ajay Tew of Jonesboro-Hodge moves on in Division III and Tayt Culpepper of Weston in Division IV. Culpepper was the top qualifier and will join the Quitman team at Bayou Bend in Crowley, LA, on May 1st & 2nd. Tew earned the final qualifying spot in the Division III Region One tournament played at Stonebridge Country Club in Shreveport. Division and will represent JHHS at the Division III State Championships to be played at Cane Row Golf Course in New Iberia on the same two days.
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