Golf

 

Schedule 2020

To Be Announced

Roster

To Be Announced

Collegiate Athletes

Graduation Year Name Team(s) or University
2015 Jessica Varner Centenary College of Louisiana
2013 Taylor Thompson Centenary College of Louisiana
2009 Heather Lott University of Kentucky
2009 Michelle Morris Birmingham-Southern College
2008 Kirby Baker St. Edward’s University
1994 Jennifer Abernathy Louisiana State University

Team History

2019

Regular Season Record: Four 1st-place finishes; one 2nd-place finish; three 3rd-place finishes
Division I, Region I Tournament: 8th
Metro Tournament: 6th
Coach: Melissa Gaffney

2018

Regular Season Record: Two 1st-place finishes; five 2nd-place finishes; four 3rd-place finishes
Division I, Region I Tournament: 6th 
Metro Tournament: 5th 
Coach: Melissa Gaffney

Team Awards
Newcomer of the Year: Elly Welsh
Most Improved: Abby Wall and Mary Eiserloh
Coach’s Award: Elizabeth Pennington 
Most Valuable Golfer: Michelle Lorio

2017

Regular Season Record: Seven 1st-place finishes
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Anna Heine, 1st (73-71)
Division I, Region I Tournament: 3rd
Anna Heine, 2nd, 74
Metro Tournament: 1st
Claire Harrington, 3rd (87)
Coach: Brad Buras 

Team Awards
Coach's Award: Claire Harrington
Most Valuable Golfer: Anna Heine

2016

Regular Season Record: Seven 1st-place finishes; one 2nd-place finish
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Anna Heine, 6th (80-77)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 2nd
Anna Heine, 2nd, 77
Metro Tournament: 1st
Anna Heine, 1st, 73
Claire Harrington, 6th, 94
Coach: Brad Buras 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Anna Heine (Player of the Year), Claire Harrington 

Team Awards
Coach's Award: Claire Harrington
Most Valuable Golfer: Anna Heine

2015

Regular Season Record: Four 1st-place finishes; two 2nd-place finishes; one 4th-place finish
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 4th
Jessica Varner, 5th (81-82)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 2nd
Jessica Varner, 1st (tie), 74
Metro Tournament: 1st
Jessica Varner, 2nd, 78 
Coach: Brad Buras

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Jessica Varner, Maria Gough 

Team Awards
Four-Year Letter Winner: Jessica Varner
Coach’s Award: Maria Gough
Most Valuable Golfer: Jessica Varner 

Individual Accomplishments
Jessica Varner signed scholarship papers and will play golf at Centenary College.

2014

Regular Season Record: Six 1st-place finishes; two 2nd-place finishes; three 4th-place finishes
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Jessica Varner, 10th, 81-91 (172)
Grayson Boullion, 15th, 94-89 (183)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Jessica Varner, 1st (tie), 83
Metro Tournament: 2nd
Jessica Varner, 5th, 81 
Coach: Brad Buras

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Jessica Varner (Most Improved), Grayson Boullion
LHSAA/Exxon Mobil All-Academic All-State Team: Grayson Boullion 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Grayson Boullion
Coach’s Award: Grayson Boullion
Most Valuable Golfer: Jessica Varner

2013

Regular Season Record: 9-3
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Taylor Thompson, 2nd, 84-80 (164)
Jessica Varner, 10th, 86-91 (177)
Olivia Locascio, 14th, 99-93 (192)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 2nd
Taylor Thompson, 2nd, 84
Olivia Locascio, 8th, 90
Jessica Varner, 12th, 98
Metro Tournament: 1st
Taylor Thompson, 5th, 83
Jessica Varner, 87
Coach: Brad Buras 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Olivia LoCascio, Jessica Varner, Taylor Thompson, Grayson Boullion, Mary-Grace Pollet
LHSAA/Exxon Mobil All-Academic All-State Team: Taylor Thompson 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Mary-Grace Pollet
Coach’s Award: Jessica Varner
Most Improved Golfer: Grayson Boullion
Most Valuable Player: Taylor Thompson 

Individual Accomplishments
Taylor Thompson signed scholarship papers to play golf at Centenary College.

2012

LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 4th
Taylor Thompson, 9th, 91-91 (182)
Jessica Varner, 14th, 93-102 (195)
Olivia Locascio, 15th, 97-101 (198)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 2nd
Taylor Thompson, 1st, 76
Olivia Locascio, 94
Jessica Varner, 97
Metro Tournament: 1st
Coach: Brad Buras 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Taylor Thompson, Olivia Locascio, Jessica Varner
All-Metro Coach of the Year: Brad Buras 

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Taylor Thompson
Coach’s Award: Olivia LoCascio
Newcomer Award: Jessica Varner

2011

LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 1 player qualified as medalist
Taylor Thompson, 22nd, 96-93 (189)
Coach: Holly Randow. She retired at the end of the 2011 season after 21 years as head coach. 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Taylor Thompson 

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Taylor Thompson
Coach’s Award: Sarah Clark
Newcomer Award: Grayson Boullion
Spirit Award: Elise Abshire

2010

LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2 players qualified as medalists
Division I, Region II Tournament: 5th
Lakyn LeMaire, 9th, 93
Jordan Mathies, 10th, 97
Metro Tournament: 5th
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Sarah Clark, Lakyn LeMaire 

Team Awards
Most Improved: Lakyn LeMaire and Jordan Mathies
Coach’s Award: Mary-Grace Pollet
Most Valuable Golfer: Sarah Clark

2009

LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Heather Lott, 4th, 74-79 (153)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Heather Lott, 1st, 69
Michelle Morris, 4th, 80
Metro Tournament: 1st
Heather Lott, 1st, 71
Michelle Morris, 5th, 83
Lauren Hubicz, 10th, 92
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Heather Lott (Metro Player of the Year), Michelle Morris, Lauren Hubicz 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Michelle Morris
Coach’s Award: Michelle Morris
Most Valuable Golfer: Heather Lott 

Individual Accomplishments
Heather Lott signed scholarship papers to play golf at the University of Kentucky.

2008

LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 1st
Kirby Baker, 1st, 148
Heather Lott, 2nd, 150
Michelle Morris, 14th
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Heather Lott, 1st, 68
Kirby Baker, 2nd, 77
Michelle Morris, 4th, 82
Metro Tournament: 1st
Heather Lott, 2nd, 72
Kirby Baker, 4th, 76
Michelle Morris, 7th, 84
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Heather Lott (Outstanding Player), Kirby Baker, Michelle Morris, Lauren Hubicz
All-Metro Coach of the Year: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Kirby Baker
Coach’s Award: Heather Lott
Most Valuable Golfer: Kirby Baker 

Individual Accomplishments
Kirby Baker signed scholarship papers to play golf at St. Edward’s University.

2007

Regular Season Record: 12-1
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 1st
Two-day team total of 286 set a new state tournament record
Heather Lott, 1st, 71-70 (141)
Kirby Baker, 2nd, 74-71 (145)
Top 25 finishers: Michelle Morris, Lauren Hubicz
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Kirby Baker, 1st, 71
Heather Lott, 2nd, 73
Metro Tournament: 2nd
Kirby Baker, 2nd, 71
Heather Lott, 3rd, 76
Michelle Morris, 6th, 87
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Kirby Baker, Heather Lott, Michelle Morris 

Team Awards
Most Improved Golfer: Lauren Hubicz
Captain’s Award: Kirby Baker
Most Valuable Golfers: Kirby Baker, Heather Lott 

Individual Accomplishments
Heather Lott won the Texas Junior Golf Tour’s first invitational of the 2007-2008 season with a two-day total of 150 (75-75).
Kirby Baker is the 2007 Louisiana Girls’ State Amateur Champion.

2006

Regular Season Record: 12-1
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Kirby Baker, 3rd place, 74-78 (152)
Anne Elizabeth Davis, 11th place, 84-90 (174)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Kirby Baker, 76
Anne Elizabeth Davis, 84
Melissa Morrison, 87
Michelle Morris, 93
Nita-Marie LeBlanc, 94
Metro Golf Tournament: 1st
Kirby Baker, 2nd place, 76
Anne Elizabeth Davis, 3rd place, 78
Nita-Marie LeBlanc, 5th place
Melissa Morrison, 8th place
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Kirby Baker (Golfer of the Year), Ann Elizabeth Davis, Nita-Marie LeBlanc, Melissa Morrison 

Team Awards
Newcomer of the Year: Michelle Morris
Captain’s Awards: Anne Elizabeth Davis, Nita-Marie LeBlanc, Melissa Morrison, Mallory McKnight
Coach’s Award: Anne Elizabeth Davis
Outstanding Golfer: Kirby Baker

2005

Regular Season Record: 10-1
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Gretchen Balhoff, 5th place, 81-77 (158)
Jessica Brian, 9th place, 84-77 (161)
Kirby Baker, 14th place
Christine Melancon, 22nd place
Anne Elizabeth Davis, 23rd place
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Metro Golf Tournament: 2nd
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Gretchen Balhoff, Jessica Brian, Christine Melancon, Anne Elizabeth Davis, Kirby Baker 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Jessica Brian
Most Improved Golfer: Anne Elizabeth Davis
Captain’s Awards: Gretchen Balhoff, Jessica Brian and Christine Melancon
Newcomer of the Year: Kirby Baker
Coach’s Award: Gretchen Balhoff
Outstanding Golfer Award: Jessica Brian 

Individual Accomplishments
Kirby Baker was named the Advocate’s Star of Stars for Golf.

2004

    
LHSAA Division I State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Gretchen Balhoff, 6th place, 84-83 (167)
Top 20: Jessica Brian, Christine Melancon
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Jessica Brian, 2nd place, 77
Gretchen Balhoff, 3rd place, 82
Top 10: Melissa Morrison, Christine Melancon, Nita-Marie LeBlanc
Metro Golf Tournament: 1st
Junior Gretchen Balhoff, 1st place, 77
Junior Jessica Brian, 3rd place, 87
Junior Christine Melancon, 5th place, 89
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Gretchen Balhoff (player of the year), Jessica Brian
All-Metro Second Team: Christine Melancon 

Team Awards
Captain’s Awards: Camille Broome, Whitney Salazar
Coach’s Award: Jessica Brian
Outstanding Golfer: Gretchen Balhoff

2003

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Jayme Houston, 2nd place, 83-78 (161)
Jessica Brian, 6th place, 86-87 (173)
Gretchen Balhoff, 9th place, 84-91 (175)
Division I, Region II Tournament: 1st
Metro Golf Tournament: 1st
Coach: Holly Randow 

Post-Season Honors
All-Metro: Jayme Houston, Gretchen Balhoff, Jessica Brian
All-Metro Second Team: Christine Melancon, Camille Broome 

Team Awards
Most Improved: Gretchen Balhoff
Coach’s Award: Jessica Brian
Outstanding Golfer: Jayme Houston

2002

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 5th
Coach: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Elizabeth Earle
Captain’s Award: Elizabeth Earle
Most Improved: Jessica Brian
Coach’s Award: Jayme Houston
Outstanding Golfer: Theresa Cascino

2001

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Most Improved: Elizabeth Earle
Coach’s Award: Turner Benoist, Emily Robichaux
Most Valuable Golfer: Jayme Houston

2000

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 1st
Ashley Thompson, 2nd
Coach: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
Coach’s Award: Amanda DeRouen
Most Valuable Golfer: Ashley Thompson

1999

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 14th
Coach: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Ashley Thompson

1998

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Karen Fortenberry

1997

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Karen Fortenberry

1996

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 6th
Coach: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Keli Kane
Coach’s Award: Jessica Abernathy
Most Valuable Golfer: Keli Kane

1995

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Coach’s Award: Jamie Purpera
Most Valuable Golfer: Keli Kane

1994

LHSAA Division I, Class 5A-4A State Golf Tournament: 2nd
Coach: Holly Randow 

Team Awards
4-Year Letter Winner: Jennifer Abernathy
Coach’s Award: Keli Kane
Most Valuable Golfer: Jennifer Abernathy 

Individual Accomplishments
Jennifer Abernathy walked on and played for the LSU women’s golf team.

1993

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Coach’s Award: Keli Kane
Most Valuable Golfer: Jennifer Abernathy

1992

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Jennifer Abernathy

1991

Coach: Holly Randow

Team Awards
Most Valuable Golfer: Jennifer Abernathy

1963

First golf team established at SJA.

Coach

Head Coach
Melissa Morrison Gaffney
gaffneym@sjabr.org
(225) 445-3969

Championship Teams

State Championships
2008, 2007, 2000

State Runners-up
2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1994

Questions?

For questions about SJA Athletics, please contact our Athletic Director:

Athletic Director
Dorinda Beaumont
beaumontd@sjabr.org
(225) 388-2290

If you have additional information about athletics at SJA, please contact our Assistant to the Athletic Director:

Assistant to the Athletic Director
Nan Murtagh
murtaghn@sjabr.org
(225) 388-2330