Blue Jays Fly to Bayou Oaks for 2018 Golf Classic
It was a warm and vibrant day for all the golfers at the 2018 Jesuit Golf Classic, presented by IBERIABANK. A total of 220 Blue Jays and friends took to the links to support Jesuit and play on the challenging Rees Jones-designed, par-72 championship course at Bayou Oaks at City Park on Friday, April 6.
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The coveted Class Cup, which goes to the foursome made up of alumni from the same class with the lowest overall score, is awarded to the Class of 1992. The winning foursome includes William Elliott, Wiggins Edrington, Scott Lagarde, and Roland Waguespack.
The winning foursomes were determined using a Jesuit-inspired (and Bayou Oaks-approved) innovative handicap scoring system that divided golfers into three flights based on how they finished. The morning round, consisting of more than 100 golfers, was won by two groups who tied for first – foursome Mark Gates, Paul Bayer, Edwin Lee, and Steve Losavio and threesome Roberto Rocha, Walter Martin, and Mike Migliore. Both groups posted a score of -15.
The foursome of Mark Madden, Michael Morse, Johnny Cerniglia, and Nick Gambino took second place with a score of 62 (-10). Keith Hemel, Jason Cerise, David St. Germain, and Brian Porsche finished third, recording a 5-under 67.
The afternoon round, made up of 120 golfers, was also won by two different groups. The foursome of Mike Pizzitola ’02, Sean Hardy ’02, Ryan Peters ’06, and Philip Kelly ’04 tied with ’92 Class Cup winners William Elliott, Wiggins Edrington, Scott Lagarde, and Roland Waguespack. Both groups carded a 13-under 59.
Second place in the afternoon went to the foursome of Jack Dardis ’59, Di Morvant ’59, Bill Eastin ’59, and Jeff Marchant. The 2nd-place group shot a 65 (-7). Third place went to Daniel Maurin, Brett Patron, Paul Treuting, and Spencer Harris. They carded a 4-under 68.
The longest drive contest (Hole #11) was won by Kris Martinez ’02 (morning) and Tom Bartlett ’89 (afternoon). Kevin Stierwald ’85 (morning) and Mike North ’82 (afternoon) won the closest to the hole competition (Hole #7).
Jesuit thanks 2018 Golf Classic chairman J.P. Escudier ’95 and his committee: Beth Bares, Anne Barnes, Quinn Vorhaben ’96, Bill Hare ’90, Mike Rodrigue ’71, Cheri Turk-Adler, John Faherty ’53, Fred Gaupp ’73, Quinn Vorhaben, Br. Billy Dardis, S.J. ’58, D.J. Galiano ’07, Mat Grau ’68, Krista Roeling, Jeremy Reuther ’01, Tom Bagwill, and Jack Culotta, Jr. ’13.
Jesuit would also like to thank Bill Poynot, the father of Joe Poynot ’09, generously donated and prepared jambalaya for afternoon golfers.
Jesuit is grateful for the help of Anne Barnes and her dedicated group of volunteers, including Jeanne Dufour, Jeannie Favret, Kathy Weidner, Ellen Frischhertz, Lacey Glorioso, Stacey LaCour, Cindy Wooderson, Julie Calhoun, Allison Talley, Alison James, Bill Hare, Peggy Scott, Andrea Reynolds-Thomas, Christal White, and Fred Graup.
And finally, Jesuit offers its gratitude to the following organizations for their generous donations: Acme Oyster House, Assured Partners, Banner Chevrolet, Bayou Oaks at City Park, Central City BBQ, Chateau Cafe, Crescent Crown Distributing, Drago’s Seafood, Festivious Gourmet Catering, Galatoire’s, Harrah’s Gulf Coast (Biloxi), Homewood Suites by Hilton French Quarter, IBERIABANK, Lakewood Country Club, L’Auberge Casino Hotel, Louisiana Garment, Mr. Mudbug, Pelican Ice, and Sports Beat Pub & Cafe.