Benton wins Region I, Division II golf title for fourth straight year


The four-time defending state champion Benton Tigers won the Region I, Division II golf title for the fourth consecutive year Tuesday.

The Tigers shot a 301 at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria, five better than St. Louis Catholic of Lake Charles. Neville finished third with a 324.

Colton Ryan led Benton with an even-par 72. He shared individual medalist honors with Jennings’ Seth Cox.

Rounding out Benton’s scoring were David Cole (74), Hayden White (77) and Phil Tran (78).

Benton will go for its fifth straight Division II state title next Monday and Tuesday at the Wetlands course in Lafayette.

— Russell Hedges,