Beau Pre team sweeps N.O. club

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2000

The Beau Pre Country Club golf course was scorching Saturday as the heat index reached close to 110 degrees. Beau Pre members were also burning up the course, completing a sweep of members of Lakewood Country Club in New Orleans in their annual Challenge Match.

After defeating Lakewood members by one point in New Orleans, Beau Pre members ran away on their home course with a 20-7 win.

&uot;This is one of those courses that is tough to play right out of the gate,&uot;&160;said Beau Pre Country Club Golf Pro Mark Powell. &uot;They had some players who had some problems. And our members played well. It was a fun deal.&uot;

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&uot;When we were down there (New Orleans) we didn’t know the course and won, so we felt confident about winning here,&uot; said Beau Pre member Joe Ring.

Nine two-man teams from each club paired off with points being awarded for the first nine holes, second nine holes the entire 18 holes.

Beau Pre teams getting 3-0 wins were Kaiser and Paul Sparks; Greg Whitam and Bubba Kaiser; Powell and Woody Allen and Tommy Joseph and Jerry Lambuth.

Kaiser had the best low net score at 66, while Whitman had the best low gross score at 73.

Wally Ledet and Jerry Barras were one of the few New Orleans teams getting a win.

&uot;This course has a beautiful layout,&uot; Ledet said. &uot;The grass in the fairway is beautiful and is in excellent condition.&uot;

Barras said Beau Pre is one of the most beautiful courses he has played.

&uot;It has a nice layout and I never had a bad lie,&uot; he said. &uot;We had a good time. It was great.&uot;

Beau Pre will host the Memorial Day Golf Tournament Monday.

A breakfast will be held at the country club at 8 a.m, followed by the golf scramble with tee times beginning at 9 a.m.