LAKE CHARLES — Hank Shaheen surged ahead of the field Saturday to join Doug Quienalty at the top of the leader board with 18 holes left at the 42nd annual Lake Charles Toyota City Championship at Mallard Cove Golf Course.

Shaheen shot a 6-under 66, the lowest round of the weekend so far, and sits at 3-under 141 along with Quienalty.

“I had a good round today,” Shaheen said. “I made some putts and had a good pairing with Channing (Kile) and Nick Sonnier. We had a good time.”

Today’s round could be the last for the City Championship at Mallard Cove and it could be a classic finish with four former champs within four shots of the lead in Matt Nicholas, Gage Primeaux, Billy Gabbert and Neithen Allen. The new course at the Morganfield development is expected to ready next year. 

“It is going to probably take another three or four-under,” Quienalty said. “That is what I am thinking tomorrow. 

“Hank is a strong player and you have Gage Primeaux behind us. You have a lot of good golfers behind us, so it is any body’s game”

Shaheen improved his play on the green Saturday after a first-round 75. He played bogey-free with birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 8, 12, 14 and 15.

“I had a little bit of an issue with my putter yesterday,” Shaheen said. “I fixed it and it is rolling a lot better. 

“I didn’t have any three putts. Yesterday, I had five.”

Quienalty, the first round leader, got off to another hot start with birdies Nos. 1, 3 and 8 and made the turn with a six-stroke lead over the rest of the field. But some less than idea shots off the tee caught up with him. On No. 10, he drove his tee shot into some trees just ahead and to the left of the tee box and ended up having to settle for a bogey. His opening shot on No. 13 nearly went into the woods and he bogeyed three of the next four holes.

“On the front nine, I played solid again,” Quienalty said. “On the back nine, I missed a few short putts and had two bad drives and before you know it you are over par on the back side. 

“It is a little tighter than the front side. It was playing tough and got a little windy back there. I just went mentally dead on that hole (16). I tried to hit a little draw there with right to left wind and you just shouldn’t do that. I just overdrew it.”

Shaheen is in familiar territory but is hoping this time to hold on to the lead. He led Primeaux by one shot in 2017, but ended up third, five shots behind Primeaux.

“I have to get to the back nine in the hunt and see what happens,” Shaheen said.

Four-time champ Nicholas birdied two of the last four holes and sits one shot off the lead at 142 while 2017 champ Primeaux and seven-time champ Gabbert are tied for fourth at 143. Gabbert put himself back in title contention by going five-under over the final five holes, including an eagle on No. 18.

Defending champion Allen sits in sixth place at 145 while 2018 runner up Reid Giardina is one shot behind him.

42nd annual Lake Charles Toyota City Championship

Second round scores from the Lake Charles Toyota City Championship at the par-72 Mallard Cove Golf Course.

Scores

Championship Flight

Doug Quienalty68-73—141

Hank Shaheen75-66—141

Matt Nicholas72-70—142

Gage Primeaux71-72—143

Billy Gabbert76-67—143

Neithen Allen72-73—145

Reid Giardina74-72—146

Phillip Hoffpauir73-74—147

Shane Fontenot73-74—147

Logan Kuehn74-73—147

Channing Kile76-71—147

Zac Barton77-73—150

Shane Heinen77-73—150

Kade Hagan83-68—151

Jason Horn78-74—152

1st Flight

Jevon Perry77-76—153

Blake DeReese71-83—154

John Morrissey78-76—154

Nick Sonnier76-79—155

Thad Gaspard80-75—155

Donny Abshire82-73—155

Scott Hall81-75—156

Jordan Derouen82-74—156

Brian Larocca80-77—157

David Martin80-79—159

Chris Hood80-83—163

Conner Castille82-83—165

Jaxon Caldwell94-83—177

2nd Flight

Scott Quick73

Bill Stevens74

Troy Higginbotham75

Dave Huber77

Sam Smith77

Billy Spees77

Derek Fontenot77

Austin O’Quinn78

Brett Ardoin78

Steve Welling79

Richard Martin80

Scott Hudson81

Dustin Ratliff82

Terry Hagen82

Kevin Primeaux86

Collin Castille92

3rd Flight

Buddy Burks75

Jim Taylor75

Tyler Richard76

Mike Beglis76

Zack Eisner77

Billy Kitley78

Chance Terrell78

Minh Nguyen79

Brian Soram79

Russell Montiville81

Chance Curlee81

Scott Theriot82

Allen Mitchell85

Kevin Weise85

Vic Montgomery88

Hunter Thornton91

Jake Daughenbaugh94

4th Flight

William Wiese71

Kevin Cart73

Todd Mathis77

Matt Gillespie78

Andrew Worley79

Trey Miller80

Keith Nugent81

Billy Creel81

Mitch Eubanks82

Ian James82

Zach Vincent82

Joe Underwood83

Logan Trimm83

Brian Bernhardt85

Austin DeReese86

Sam Powell86

Mike Yochum89

David Moore91

5th Flight

Ricky Norwood75

Jeff Ardoin76

Dwayne Hightower77

David Durzan79

Sandy Woods79

Shawn Fontenot80

Noah Hinton80

Jeff Harper80

Ken Alexander80

Brock Smith84

Randy Billedeau84

Marc Lucas85

Steve Springer92

Jack Fontenot93

Jonathan Courville93

6th Flight

Douglas Hartsfield81

Brad Evans81

Hoss Brown83

Aaron Touchstone84

Karl Bertrand85

Chad Langley85

Cole Bergeron86

Chris Fontenot87

Mike Fontenot89

Kerry Joseph90

Joey Adaway91

Huey Hebert92

Zack Hagen92

Brent Soileau92

Michael Carter93

John Ieyoub95

7th Flight

Logan Landry83

Mike Fusilier83

Greg Norsworthy85

Bryon Stevens86

Carl Cole89

Jarrod Durflinger89

Vince Castille90

Dennis Verrette91

Michael Walker92

Thomas Simon93

Clay Hill94

Ted Dupin94

Curtis Cole96

Ty Simon97

Pat Verrette99

Chad Scott Smith100

1st Senior Flight

Mike Cagle75

Wil Fruge77

Scott McManus77

Randell Williams84

Terry Mullis85

Marty Thompson86

Greg Michel87

Sam Morris87

David Herrick90

Kurtis McGrath90

Samuel Baynes91

Mark Fontenot91

Marc Grenier94

Jeff Sewell94

Charles Tarbell96

2nd Senior Flight

Lindell Lambright77

Mac Blanchard78

Charlie Buller78

Randy Tadlock79

Bryan Ballard79

Bill Perkins79

Val East80

Scott Lominac81

Mike Colletta81

Terrance Hoffpauir81

Jerry Bonvillan82

David Flanagan82

Jim Mooney84

Mike Klumpp84

Gray Little88

Tee Times

Today

Championship Flight

2:04 p.m. — Shane Heinen, Kade Hagan, Jason Horn.

2:12 p.m. — Phillip Hoffpauir, Shane Fontenot, Zac Barton.

2:20 p.m. — Reid Giardina, Logan Kuehn, Channing Kile.

2:28 p.m. — Gage Primeaux, Billy Gabbert, Neithan Allen.

2:36 p.m. — Doug Quienalty, Hank Shaheen, Matt Nicholas.

First Flight

1:24 p.m. — Chris Hood, Connor Castille, Jaxon Caldwell.

1:32 p.m. — Scott Hall, Brian Larocca, Davis Martin.

1:40 p.m. — Thad Gaspard, Nick Sonnier, Jordan Derouen.

1:48 p.m. — Jevon Perry, Blake Dereese, John Morrissey, Donny Abshire.

Second Flight

12:36 p.m. —Terry Hagen, Kevin Primeaux, Collin Castille.

12:44 p.m. —Richard Martin, Scott Hudson, Dustin Ratliff.

12:52 p.m. — Austin O’Quinn, Brett Ardoin, Steve Welling.

1 p.m. — Sam Smith, Billy Spees, Derek Fontenot.

1:04 p.m. — Bill Stevens, Troy Higginbotham, Dave Huber, Scott Quick.

Third Flight

11:48 a.m. —Jake Daughenbauge, Hunter Thornton, Vic Montgomery.

11:56 a.m. — Kevin Weise, Allen Mitchell, Scott Theriot.

12:04 p.m. — Chance Curlee, Russell Montiville, Brian Soram.

12:12 p.m. — Ninh Nguyen, Chance Terrell, Billy Kitley, Zack Eisner.

12:20 p.m. — Mike Beglis, Richard Tyler, Jim Taylor, Buddy Burks.

Fourth Flight

10:52 a.m. — Davis Moore, Michael Yochum, Sam Powell.

11 a.m. — Austin DeReese, Brian Bernhardt, Logan Trimm.

11:08 a.m. — Joe Underwood, Zach Vincent, Ian James.

11:16 a.m. — Mitch Eubanks, Billy Creel, Keith Nugent.

11:24 a.m. — Trey Miller, Andrew Worley, Matt Gillespie.

11:32 a.m. — Todd Mathis, Kevin Cart, William Wiese.

Fifth Flight

10:04 a.m. — Jonathan Courville, Jack Fontenot, Steven Springer.

10:12 a.m. — Marc Lucas, Randy Billedeaux, Brock Smith.

10:20 a.m. — Ken Alexander, Jeff Harper, Noah Hinton.

10:28 a.m. — Shawn Fontenot, Sandy Woods, David Durzan.

10:36 a.m. — Dwayne Hightower, Jeff Ardoin, Ricky Norwood.

Sixth Flight

9:16 a.m. — John Ieyoub, Michael Carter, Brent Soileau.

9:24 a.m. — Zack Hagen, Huey Hebert, Joey Adaway.

9:32 a.m. — Kerry Joseph, Mike Fontenot, Chris Fontenot.

9:40 a.m. — Cole Bergeron, Chad Langley, Karl Bertrand.

9:48 a.m. — Aaron Touchstone, Hoss Brown, Brad Evans, Douglas Hartsfield.

Seventh Flight

8:28 a.m. — Chad Scott Smith, Pat Verette, Ty Simon.

8:36 a.m. — Curtis Cole, Ted Dupin, Clay Hill.

8:44 a.m. ­— Thomas Simon, Michael Walker, Dennis Verrette.

8:52 a.m. — Vince Castille, Jarrod Durflinger, Carl Cole.

9 a.m. — Bryon Stevens, Greg Norsworthy, Mike Fusilier, Logan Landry.

2nd Senior Flight

7:40 a.m. — Gray Little, Mike Klumpp, Jim Mooney.

7:48 a.m. — David Flanagan, Jerry Bonvillian, Terrance Hoffpauir.

7:56 a.m. — Mike Colletta, Scott Lominac, Val East.

8:04 a.m. — Bill Perkins, Bryan Ballard, Randy Tadlock.

8:12 a.m. — Charles Buller, Mac Blanchard, Lindell Lambright.

1st Senior Flight

7 a.m. — Charles Tarbell, Jeff Sewell, Marc Grenier. 

7:08 a.m. — Mark Fontenot, Samuel Baynes, Kurtis McGrath.

7:16 a.m. ­— David Herrick, Sam Morris, Greg Michel.

7:24 a.m. — Marty Thompson, Terry Mullins, Randell Williams.

7:32 a.m. — Scott McManus, Wil Fruge, Mike Cagle.