DHS’ Dishongh captures Region 3-1 golf title

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 2, 1999

MICHAEL KIRAL / L’Observateur / May 2, 1999

LULING – Destrehan’s Ryan Dishongh went to the Region 3-I golf tournament Tuesday at Willowdale Country Club looking to qualify for the state tournament.

Dishongh, went above and beyond that goal, shooting a two-over par 74 to capture the regional tournament by two strokes. Dishongh will now head tothe Division I state tournament at Gemstone Country Club in Franklinton starting Tuesday.

“It feels good,” Dishongh, a junior making his first trip to state, said. “Iwasn’t expecting it. I came out to just qualify for state. The main thingwas that I stayed in the fairway today and I was chipping and putting very well. It was a solid all-around game.”Dishongh trailed by three shots after shooting a 38 on the front nine. Buthe recovered from a triple bogey on the ninth hole with a birdie on the 366-yard, par 4 10th after placing his second shot to within five feet of the pin. He would finish the back nine with an even par 36.Dishongh added the regional title to the district title he won last week at Southern Oaks Country Club.

Also adding a regional title to a district title was the Terrebonne golf squad. The Tigers finished with a team score of 317, three shots ahead ofHahnville. Destre-han was third with a score of 331, followed by SouthLafourche with a 353.

“We played well,” Hahnville coach Willie Wise said. “Overall, it was agood enough to get to state. I’m proud of them. We’re a young team. Weimproved from the front to the back and that is what you strive for. Wejust came up three shots short.”Hahnville was led by Jared Boudreaux who tied for second with a four-over par 76. The junior is making his second consecutive trip to the statetournament.

“My chipping and short game gave me trouble,” Boudreaux said. “Thegreens were soft but the course played pretty easy. It makes me feel good,knowing I’m going to state and representing the school.”Jon Borne shot a 78 to place fifth in the tournament and qualify for state for the third straight year.

“I had a lot of shots over the green,” Borne said. “But it feels good to begoing back to state.”The surprise of the day was Destrehan’s Derick Wenning who shot his best tournament score of the season, an 81, to tie for sixth. Wenning, a junior,opened with a 39 on the front nine that included a birdie on the 115-yard, par 3 when he placed his tee shot to within four feet.

“My putting was real good,” Wenning said. “I one-putted a lot of holes. Myjudging of the greens today was on.”Also qualifying for the state tournament was Hahnville’s Jared Dempster who tied for eighth with an 82.

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