Riverside sweeps state golf awards

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 6, 2000

L’Observateur / June 6, 2000

BATON ROUGE – Riverside Academy capped a memorable 2000 golf season by sweeping the individual state honors in Class 2A.

Elizabeth Torres, who led the Rebels to their first state golf championship, was named the Coach of the Year in Class 2A. Riverside lost only one matchduring the season and swept the District 9-2A, Region 3-A and Class 2A state titles. Included in the victories during the season were ones over Class4A champion Vandebilt Catholic, Class 5A runner-up Jesuit and Class 2A state runner-up Ridgewood.

Brett Bergeron was named the MVP in Class 2A. Bergeron captured theindividual state title at Shenandoah Country Club in early May, shooting one- over par 145. Bergeron, a sophomore, also won the District 9-2A and Region3-2A individual titles.

Michael Schoen, who tied for fifth at state with a 154, also made the Class 2A first team. Schoen, a junior, was also the runner-up at the Region 3-2Aand District 9-2A tournaments.

Steve Luminais also made the first team for the Rebels. Luminais tied forninth at state with a 157. He was an individual state qualifier after tying foreighth at the regional tournament.

Other first team all-State members were Ridgewood’s Danny Briseno, Frankie Briseno and Josh Goldman; University’s Jon Burbank; Episcopal’s Patrick Hanley; Vermilion Catholic’s Marc Noel; Catholic-New Iberia’s Jason Popp and St. Frederick’s Veronica Yatco.In other golf news, Bergeron shot a three-day total of 235 at the American Junior Golf Association’s Compaq Junior Classic last week at English Turn.

Bergeron shot a four-over par 76 Friday after opening the tournament with an 80 and a 79 Wednesday and Thursday. Matthew Rosenfeld of Plano,Texas, won the tournament with a five-under 211.

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