Haughton Golfer Wins Shreveport City Amateur
On a hot weekend at Querbes Golf Course, the hottest thing going was Bryan Elliot's putter! Elliot won the Shreveport City Amateur Championship on Sunday with a 5 and 4 match play victory over former champion Eddie Lyons!
The 28 year old Elliot played baseball at Haughton High School, and some golf at Centenary.
"My (putting) speed was good all week,” said Elliott. “I really started putting well on the back nine this morning (semifinals) and it carried over to the finals."
The 60 year old Eddie Lyons was attempting to win his tenth City Championship. Lyons also lost in last year's final to eventual champion Brad Petree. Petree didn't compete in this year's tournament as he got married on Saturday.
Elliot made six birdies in Sunday's Championship final, including a birdie on the par 3 ninth hole in which he holed out a 35 foot bending downhill putt.
Elliot also won Shreveport Medal Play titles in 2005 and 2008.
Lyons reached the finals by defeating former City Champion Casey Martin 2 and 1 in the semi-final. Lyons had four birdies on the back nine.
In Elliot's semi, he upset former two-time City Champion and reigning City Medal Play Champ Taylor Netherton 4 and 3.