Graduating teamates Seth Dufrene and Dustin Petit go to sudden death, Dufrene completes rally to win

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Sports Editor

No wonder Hahnville won state in golf.

By the time Sunday’s amateur tournament at Belle Terre had reached the final hole, HHS seniors Seth Dufrene and Dustin Petit were on top of the leader board and were tied after the last hole forcing a shootout where Dufrene capped off a rally that saw him at a two-hole deficit through 14. Petit looked like a front-runner early on, but bogeyed on the last four holes in regulation to give Dufrene the chance.

After all was said and done, Dufrene recieved a scholarship to UNO from coach Chris McCarter. Dufrene, a former baseball player said that he picked the game up just four years ago and impressed even himself with his play.

Dufrene and Petit finished at a tie with 4-over 220 after 54 holes, one shot ahead of second-round leader Scott Martin, who is the head football coach at Ponchatoula High School and a four—time club champion at Belle Terre.

Martin, playing in the final top three with Dufrene and Petit, gave up the lead after a triple-bogey on a par-3, 183-yard fifth hole. Dufrene then lost the lead to Petit after a double-bogey 7 at the par-5, 526-yard seventh hole.

Petit maintained that lead until the 18th when he missed a three-foot putt for par that would have given him the victory.

Martin’s 35-foot try for birdie to join the playoff just missed it’s mark on the 18th.