Benton’s White finishes tied for 32nd in Rolex Tournament of Champions tournament; state junior tourney underway in Alexandria


Benton rising sophomore Hayden White finished tied for 32nd in the American Junior Golf Association Rolex Tournament of Champions.

The event was held June 27-July 1 at the Reynolds Lake Oconee’s Great Waters course in Greensboro, Ga.

White shot a 12-over-par 296 (74-73-75-74) on the par-71 layout. Byrd senior-to-be Phillip Barbaree finished in a tie for 15th at 6-over 290.

The Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur starts today at runs through Friday at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria.

Bossier Parish golfers competing in the open division include Colton Ryan, Zach Johnson, Carter Jurkovich and Jacob Hill. Bossier City’s Ethan Dial and Eli Hill are competing in the 10-11 age division.

— Russell Hedges,