CHS Golf Team Preps For Post Season With Bayou Rapids Invitational
The Catholic High golf team spent the weekend in Alexandria at the Bayou Rapides Invitational as a prep for its post-season run in the near future. The Bears played Saturday at Links on the Bayou and Oak Wing on Sunday.
On Saturday, March 30, the Bears got off to a slower start than hoped for, shooting a 16 over par score of 304. The 304 put the Bears in sixth place out of 15 teams. Returning state champs Ascension Episcopal (Even – 288) and Byrd (+2 and 290) built a solid lead over Loyola College Prep (298), Alexandria Senior High (300), and St. Thomas More (301).
On Sunday, March 31, the Bears overcame tough conditions at Oak Wing and shot +9 as a team. The +9 bested all other teams, giving CHS the lowest team score on Sunday.
“I was proud of our guys for exhibiting mental toughness in tough conditions,” said first year golf coach Chris Davis. “They blocked out much colder temperatures on Sunday morning and stayed focused from shot to shot. I am proud of their effort and it came at a great time as we are preparing to play our best golf down the stretch.”
Brayden Seguin finished third overall, shooting an even par 144 for the weekend. Seguin knocked down six birdies in the two-round event. Jonathan Ellis shot a 149 for the tournament to put him within earshot of the top three.
With the last week of the regular season upon them, the Bears will tee it up for a final time on Wednesday, April 3, at Beaver Creek. CHS will face University, Dunham, Episcopal and Baton Rouge High. The post-season begins the following Tuesday, April 9, for the Metro tourney, also at Beaver Creek.