Four Ascension golf standouts make All-Metro teams

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

None of the parish’s golf teams were able to bring home state championships this past season, but that didn’t stop many of the area’s stars from putting up tremendous performances.

Due to this strong play, four of the parish’s golfers were recently named to the Baton Rouge area’s All-Metro teams.

Three male competitors made the Division I-II squad. Two of those selections came from Dutchtown.

These All-Metro standouts were Jacob Merritt and Collin Stinson. Both golfers put up identical numbers in certain statistical categories this past season.

Merritt and Stinson both scored an 88 at the Metro tournament, and both Griffins shot four over par during the regular season.

The other parish stalwart that made the All-Metro boy’s team was St. Amant’s Ben Wilcher. Wilcher finished the regular season with a 3.5 shots over par average.

Zachary’s Brady Bennett was named the Division I-II Outstanding Player. Two of his teammates joined him on the All-Metro team.

Catholic of Baton Rouge placed a team-high four golfers on the squad.

As for the girls, only one Ascension standout was about to make the All-Metro team. She also came from Dutchtown.

Hagan Bell was the Lady Griffins’ lone selection.

Anna Heine of St. Joseph’s Academy was named the area’s Outstanding Player.

St. Joseph’s and Zachary each placed two golfers on the All-Metro team.

Division I-II All-Metro boy’s team:

Brady Bennett (Zachary), Tyler Armstrong (Zachary), Andrew Bennett (Zachary), Carson Caruso (Catholic of Baton Rouge), Jonathan Ellis (Catholic of Baton Rouge), D.J. Johnson (Catholic of Baton Rouge), Jacob Merritt (Dutchtown), Luke Miller (Catholic of Baton Rouge), Collin Stinson (Dutchtown), Max Trapp (Catholic of Baton Rouge), Ben Wilcher (St. Amant)

All-Metro girl’s team:

Anna Heine (St. Joseph’s Academy), Hagan Bell (Dutchtown), Claire Harrington (St. Joseph’s Academy), Riely Heaslip (Episcopal), Whitley Moore (St. Michael), Kylie O’Brien (Zachary), Brooke Riley (Parkview Baptist), Skylar Johnson (University)