Golfers Finish 5th at State Tournament in Carencro
Jesuit’s second day score was better than its first, but not good enough to take one of the top spots at the Division I Boys’ State Golf Tournament. The news was better in individual play where junior Grant Glorioso took home a state runner-up medal.
The eight-team event took place on March 4 and 5 at Farm D’Allie Golf Club in Carencro.
The Blue Jays shot a 311 on Tuesday, 15 strokes better than the 326 they recorded in Monday’s opening round. Three of Jesuit’s five finalists lowered their scores on Tuesday.
Grant Glorioso went from a 78 to 70, while classmate Carlo Carino dropped six strokes, from an 84 to 78. Freshman Grayson Glorioso, who shot an 86 on Monday, tallied a 78 in the final round of the 2014-15 season. Sophomores Sean Donovan and Nolan Lambert posted scores of 85 and 90, respectively, giving the Blue Jays a two-day total of 637. Freshman J.T. Holmes was the team alternate.
C.E. Byrd of Shreveport claimed the LHSAA Division I Boys’ state championship with a two-day total of 596. Catholic High of Baton Rouge finished as state runners-up with a score of 611. Barbe High of Lake Charles finished in third position with 623. Jesuit’s 637 placed them fifth.
“I thought we pressed a little too hard on Monday before settling down and playing more relaxed on Tuesday,” said head coach Owen Seiler ’75. “Overall it was a great learning experience for our young men that will make them better down the line. Considering that all of our guys are eligible to return next year, I am very excited about the future of Jesuit golf,” he added.
Jesuit qualified for the state event by finishing first at the Division I – Region II Tournament in Springfield. The Jays shot a 305 on the David Toms course at Carter Plantation on April 29.
The individual state champ is Byrd sophomore Philip Barbaree — an LSU signee — who finished the tournament with a score of 141. Barberee is the first Louisiana golfer to win consecutive Division I individual titles since Jesuit’s Myles Lewis won three in a row from 2008-2010. Lewis, a member of LSU’s golf program, missed out on a fourth state title by a single stroke.
Grant Glorioso, who tallied a two-day total of 148, and Catholic’s William Myers finished as co-runners-up.
The New Orleans Advocate: Boys state golf: Byrd repeats as Division I champion; Jesuit finishes fifth