Hasbrouck ties for fifth at Jr. Rice Planters

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 1999

L’Observateur / August 4, 1999

LAPLACE – Leisl Hasbrouck of LaPlace recently finished tied for fifth at the prestigious Junior Rice Planters golf tournament held in Charleston, S.C.After an opening round of 75 put her tied for third, she was only 1-over par and three back through 13 holes before the heat index of over 110 degrees got to her and she finished with a 79 for a total of 154. The scorewas two strokes better than the one she had in winning the Maxfli Gulf States Championship earlier in the month.

The tournament featured some of the top junior girls in the country, including the eventual winner Colby Cobb of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. And MarciRobertson of Columbia, S.C. Cobb finished with a 4-under par 140 whileRobertson shot an even-par 144. Both are being recruited by the topwomen’s programs in the country.

“I told Leisl coming off 13 I was proud of her,” Leisl’s dad, Bob Hasbrouck, the head professional at Belle Terre Country Club, said. “She proved toherself that she could play with the best girls in the country, that she was playing a birdie machine on her own course and that this was a warm-up for the nationals in Florida in a couple of weeks, just to learn from the experience.

“The heat was almost unbearable. I thought Louisiana was hot. When wegot off the plane in Augusta, you almost couldn’t breathe. I realized itwould not be golf but survival.

Hasbrouck now readies herself for competition against the best in the country at the Maxfli Junior National Championship in Florida in two weeks.

JEFFREY JAMES WINS CLUB TITLE – LAPLACE – It was a father-son competition as Belle Terre Country Club held its Men’s Club Championship this past weekend.

Jeffrey James had a 54-hole total of 221 to win the title. James’ father,A.J., tied for second with Michael Schoen Sr. with a total of 224.Pete Graffagnino was the handicap champion. Graffag-nino also had thelow gross score in the first flight. Larry Hasten had the low net score inthe flight.

In the second flight, Chris Pettus had the low gross while Mike Wilson had the low net. Darold Parker had the low gross in the third flight whileHerman Mancuso had the low net.

Closest to the pin winners were Bob Beitzel, Al Pulliam, Chris Pettus, Don Davoie Jr., Mike Scioneaux, Michael Schoen Sr., Mark Trosclair and JimWaldron.

In the women’s tournament, Wilma Beitzel had the low gross score for the fourth time while Margie Bisher had the low net.

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