By RODRICK ANDERSON

randerson@sulphurdailynews.com

YOUNGSVILLE — There is only one way to describe what the Sulphur Lady Tor golf team has done the last three years; total dominance.

For the third straight year, the team of senior Brooke Duzan, junior Brooke Tyree and sophomore Abbie Richard ran away with the Division I state golf championship on Tuesday at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course in Youngsville.

This time around it was a little closer. Sulphur won by 48 in 2015 and 60 shots last year but the margin of victory was by 29 shots over St. Joseph’s Academy, 298-327, this time. It was the best team score since St. Joseph’s won with a 298 in 2008.

“It feels awesome,” Duzan said. “This year was a little closer so we had to work a little harder for it but it is an amazing feeling.”

Sulphur is the first school to win three or more consecutive girls state golf titles since St. Thomas More won five in a row from 2009 to 2013.

Duzan started the day with five straight pars after watching five straight putts lip out. She bogeyed the par-four seventh hole when she took two shots to get out of a sand trap but she was able to stay focused and birdied No. 11. Duzan finished the second round with a one-over 75 after shooting a 77 in the opening round.

It was Duzan’s final tournament as a Lady Tor She is moving on to play golf for Lamar University in the fall.

“It is bitter sweet but I am excited to see what is next,” Duzan said. “I am sad to be leaving everybody.”

The only thing that could have made the day better was an individual medalist trophy but Tyree finished two shots behind St. Joseph Academy’s Anna Heine who dethroned two-time medalist Mary Francis Chauvin of Hammond. Heine shot a 73 on Monday and 71 on Tuesday to finished four-under (144) while Tyree shot 146 and Chauvin had a 147.

“I came up a little bit short by Anna was playing pretty good so she deserves it,” Tyree said.

Tyree made the turn at even par after a bogey on No. 9 when her tee shot went in the trees to the left and three putted. But Tyree made an eagle on the short par-five No. 11 after reaching the green in two shots.

“I hit my drives a little straighter and I made more putts,” Tyree said. “I have been struggling with my putting but a few dropped today and it kept me going.

“I never really liked the course but it fit me a little better this year. It looked better to me this year.”

Richard, playing in her second state tournament, said she felt a little more nervous this time around but improved by 36 strokes. She shot an 89 on Monday and a 91 on Tuesday.

Richard’s significant improvement just might be enough to keep Sulphur string of state championships alive after Duzan graduates. If Sulphur used Tyree’s and Richard’s score it would have won the state title by one stroke over St. Joseph’s.

A new champion was crowned in Division II after Lacassine edged Sacred Heart by three strokes, 327-330, for its first ever golf state championship and in just its second year of existence.

Daphney Tilton led Lacassine with rounds of 82 and 77 and finished tied for third with St. Louis Catholic’s McKenzie LeDuff at 159. Freshman Carly Whittington shot an 82 and 86.

St. Louis was in second place after the first round but could hold on to the second spot despite LeDuff’s 78 on Tuesday, a three-shot improvement over her first-round score of 81.

Division II individual medalist honors went to Loyola Prep’s Alden Wallace who shot nine-over 157 over two rounds two edge Lusher’s Julia Simon by one stroke. Wallace placed third last year.

Division I

Sulphur 151-147 – 298

St. Joseph’s 170-157 – 327

Byrd 174-172 – 346

Captain Shreve 182-

Ursuline 186-184 – 370

Hahnville 197-194 – 391

Assumption 188-186 – 374

Mt. Carmel 222-216 – 438

Division I individual

Anna Heine, St. Joseph’s 73-71 – 144

Brooke Tyree, Sulphur 74-72 – 146

Mary Francis Chauvin, Hammond 72-75 – 147

Brooke Duzan, Sulphur 77-75 – 152

Rachel Dupree, Capt. Shreve 82-73 – 155

Gillian Cole, Byrd 75-79 – 154

Claire Landry, Assumption 78-83 – 161

Aoife O’Donovan, Neville 80-85 – 165

Madeline Boudreaux, Our Lady 89-76 – 165

Annie Thomas, Barbe 90-82 – 172

Elly LeBlanc, Leesville 90-83 – 173

Karrington Knight, Ursuline 85-89 – 174

Abbie Richard, Sulphur 89-91 – 180

Claire Harrington, St. Joseph’s 97-86 – 183

Whitley Moore, St. Michael 94-81 – 185

Kaitlyn Montoya, Capt. Shreve 100-91 – 191

Meg Brown, Byrd 99-93 – 192

Anya Klimas, Ursuline 101-98 – 199

Shelby Walls, Hahnville 98-97 – 195

Madeleine Dufrene, Hahnville 99-97 – 196

Elizabeth Keller, Ursuline 105-95 – 200

Gabrielle Dishman, Vandebilt 100-101 – 201

Julia Wetta, Mt. Carmel 106-96 – 202

Michelle Lorio, St. Joseph’s 103-100 – 203

Cassidy Lambert, Assumption 111-103 – 214

Danielle Skelton, Assumption 110-105 – 215

Emma Dufrene, Hahnville 108-113 – 221

Alexis Lee, Byrd 109-113 – 222

Lori Launey, Cabrini 113-110 – 223

Claire Guinn, Capt. Shreve 114-120 – 234

Sissel Erickson, Mt. Carmel 116-120 – 236

Reagan Krupp, Mt. Carmel 126-112 – 248

Division II team

Lacassine 164-163 – 327

Sacred Heart 171-159 – 330

St. Louis 170-168 – 338

Newman 183-180 – 363

University High 186-187 – 373

Loyola Prep 196-193 – 389

Notre Dame 206-198 – 404

Episcopal-BR 223-226 – 449

Division II individual

Alden Wallace, Loyola Prep 75-82 – 157

Julia Simon, Lusher 82-76 – 158

McKenzie LeDuff, St. Louis 81-78 – 159

Daphney Tilton, Lacassine 82-77 – 159

Cassidy Lambert, Sacred Heart 81-79 – 160

Elizabeth Lapeyre, Newman 82-81 – 163

Janie Morrison, Notre Dame 82-81 – 163

Shrayon Thibodeaux, Catholic-NI 84-80 – 164

Riley Heaslip, Episcopal 87-80 – 167

Madison Bates, Menard 87-80 – 167

Carly Whittington, Lacassine 82-86 – 168

Grace Jin, Sacred Heart 90-80 – 170

Lauren Turner, Sterlington 81-92 – 173

Marcelle Holmes, Sacred Heart 92-86 – 178

Lauren Anderson, St. Louis 89-90 – 179

Holland Garner, University 90-92 – 182

Maggie Westbrook, University 96-95 – 191

Taylor Collins, Newman 101-99 – 200

Taylor Shaw, Oberlin 108-94 – 202

Fiona Marks, Newman 103-100 – 203

McKinsey Joe, St. Louis 106-112 – 218

Skylar Johnson, University 113-113 – 226

Katherine Martinez, Loyola 121-115 – 236

Madi Wing, Loyola 126-111 – 237

Julia Morrison, Notre Dame 124-117 – 241

Aimee Dupre, Notre Dame 124-121 – 247

Lora Peace, Negrett 140-114 – 254

Ellen Rea, Episcopal 136-146 – 282

Natalie Clemmons, Lacassine 148-140 – 288