29th Louisiana Mid-Amateur Championship


Contraband Bayou Golf Club, Lake Charles, LA

54 holes, Stroke Play
Friday, August 13 - Sunday, August 15, 2021


Defending Champion: Derek Busby, Ruston, LA


The Louisiana Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship is a 54 hole event for Louisiana residents 25 years of age or older. Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to August 13, 2021) who is an amateur golfer holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing. Entrants must possess a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less.

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 5:00 PM CST

ENTRY FEE: $225, plus cart fee for qualifying round only. Important Note: Entrants not successful in qualifying for Championship rounds play will receive a refund of $100 at the conclusion of the Amateur ChampionshipIf an entrant fails to show up to the qualifier and does not notify the LGA before the start of the qualifier, no refund will be issued. For those who qualify for Championship rounds play, there are no additional fees. 

Refund Policy: Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if LGA office is notified, in writing, before 5:00 PM CST on July 6, 2021. After 5 PM on July 6, 2021 fee will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness provided notification (accompanied by a doctor’s statement) reaches LGA office by August 12, 2021. A $45 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. 

Eligibility: Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to August 13, 2021) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA) holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing (2021 club and individual dues must be paid). Entrants must be 25 years of age by midnight, August 13, 2021 and possess a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 or less computed through the LGA Handicap Network. Non-amateurs are not eligible. Entries are subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the LGA. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct.

Format of Play: Schedule: Competition will be in two stages of stroke play. 
1.  Sectional Qualifying: 18 holes, for all except exempt participants. 
2.  Championship rounds: A field of 144 players will be accepted. 

Championship will be over 54 holes (3 days x 18 holes/day).

Friday, August 13/First Round, 18 holes; Saturday, August 14/Second Round, 18 holes (60 lowest scorers and ties will continue play August 15; remainder eliminated after 36 holes).
Sunday, August 15/Final Round, 18 holes.

Lowest scorer for 54 holes will be 29th Louisiana Mid-Amateur Champion.

Practice Privileges: Practice round availability for qualifying events is at the discretion of the club hosting the qualifying event. Please contact the club where you will be qualifying for more information. Practice privileges are extended to participants in Championship Round play at Contraband Bayou Golf Club on August 12. Cart fee paid by LGA. Call the golf shop at Contraband Bayou Golf Club on or after August 5, 2021 to schedule a practice round. 

Prizes/Playoff: Gift Certificates will be awarded to the top 20 finishers in the Championship. The Mid-Amateur Champion will also receive a Crystal Trophy signifying the 29th Louisiana Mid-Amateur Championship. In case of a tie for the Championship, a sudden death playoff will take place immediately upon conclusion of play on Sunday. 

Rules of Golf: Play will be governed by the current Rules of Golf and LGA Rules of Play Card. All questions will be settled by the LGA Rules Committee,whose decision will be final.


HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: L'Auberge Casino Resort, 777 Ave. L'Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Please call the resort at (337) 395-7777 and mention the LGA Mid-Amateur to recieve the special rate of $129 per night. 

Qualifying Exemptions are offered to those players that meet all eligibility requirements and are in the following categories: 


1.Top 40 and ties from the 2019 LGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

2. LGA Mid-Amateur Champions of the last 10 years (2010-19).

3.LGA Amateur Champions of the last 10 years (2011-20) and top 5 finishers from previous year's Amateur.

4.LGA Senior Amateur Champions of the last three years (2018, 2019, 2020).

5.All Amateur qualifiers to the 2020 U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur, U.S. Senior Open, and U.S. Senior Amateur Championships. Note that all 2020 USGA qualifiers were canceled due to COVID-19. 


2021 Louisiana Mid-Am Exemptions



Alex Burt Ruston  John Humphries Woodworth
Andrew Noto Metairie Jonathan Bale Baton Rouge
Ben Dupont Lafayette Josh Fullilove Larose
Ben Hargis Alexandria Ken Buchan Monroe
Bill Land Lafayette Kyle Williams Choudrant
Billy Joe Tolliver Shreveport Mario Migliacio Plaquemine
Blaine Patin Greenwell Springs Matt Nicholas Lake Charles
Blake Dereese Westlake Mike Stackus Zachary
Bob Cooper Monroe Nicholas Cristea Prairieville
Brett Guillot Broussard Patrick Christovich New Orleans
Channing Kile Westlake Pete Weilbaecher Shreveport
Christopher Baker Shreveport Phillip Frazier Baton Rouge
Clinton Shepard Maurice Preston Smith  Shreveport
Correy Pepper Bossier City Robbie Rhodes Slidell
Cullen Pearce Ruston Robby Going Lake Charles
Daniel Berger New Orleans Robby McWilliams Benton
Derek Busby Ruston Rod Baronet Lecompte
Douglas Dupont Monroe Ron Shemwell Monroe
Eddie Lyons Shreveport Seth Dufrene Luling
Eric Gibbs Ruston Shane Heinen Lake Charles
Greg Berthelot Baton Rouge Stan Humphries Monroe
Hank Shaheen Dequincy Steven Bourgeois Destrahan
Jared Harris Baton Rouge Tommy Brennan Covington
Jeremey Jeansonne Shreveport Wesley Boudreaux Covington
Jody Moss Monroe Wiggins Edrington New Orleans