Qualifying begins this weekend for the Cypress Bayou Casino $1 Million Hole-In-One Shootout, the opening event of the 21st annual Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

Events are scheduled Friday at Hebert Municipal and Saturday at The Farm d’Allie in the first weekend for players to qualify for the March 18 finals at Le Triomphe, where players will have a chance at a $1 million prize for a hole-in-one.

Qualifying will be held all day at each location. Players will qualify during their regular rounds on designated par-three holes, with the closest five shots each day advancing to the finals. Proceeds go to the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and its rescue and adoption programs as part of the Louisiana Open’s charity program.

Later qualifying events will be held at Oakbourne, The Wetlands, Les Vieux Chenes and the Open’s Le Triomphe home course. In a new feature this year, qualifying will also be held on the PGA Tour Simulator at The Golf Connection retail store Monday-Thursday, March 12-15, from 4-6 p.m. Information on all qualifying is available by calling (337) 857-8754.

CYPRESS BAYOU CASINO $1 MILLION HOLE-IN-ONE QUALIFYING DATES (times approximate)

Friday, March 2 – Hebert Municipal, 10th hole, all day

Saturday, March 3 – The Farm d’Allie, 7th hole, all day

Friday, March 9 -- Oakbourne Country Club, 9th hole, all day

Saturday, March 10 – The Wetlands, 8th hole, all day

Sunday, March 11 – Les Vieux Chenes, 3rd hole, all day

Friday, March 16 – Le Triomphe, front field, noon-6 p.m.

Saturday, March 17 – Le Triomphe, front field, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 8th hole, all day

Qualifying also at The Golf Connection, Monday-Thursday, March 12-15, 4-6 p.m., on PGA Tour Simulator.

$1 MILLION FINALS

Sunday, March 2018 – Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club, 8th hole, 3:30 p.m.

MORE INFORMATION:

Hole-In-One Shootout – Dan or Mary Beth McDonald, (337) 857-8754 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) – Nancy Tabb Marcantel, (337) 332-4756 or at www.arf-la.org,

Chitimacha Louisiana Open – Danny Jones, executive director, (337) 593-8000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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