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Tommy Moore Golf Scholarship Recipients Announced

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Kelly Gibson Foundation announced the winners of four $2,500 scholarships distributed on behalf of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship on Monday evening. Stephen Wall of Madisonville, Beau Briggs of Covington, Savannah Ennis of Abita Springs, and Carlo Carino of Harvey were introduced as the recipients.

The winners were announced at the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour Annual Awards Banquet presented by the Fore!Kids Foundation, producers of the PGA TOUR's Zurich Classic of New Orleans. There were a total of 25 scholarships totaling $59,000 presented at the event. Scholarships were given to deserving participants based on community service, academic achievements, and financial need.

The Kelly Gibson Foundation, in partnership with Allstate Sugar Bowl, will operate the fourth annual Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship (TMMJGC) this December. The event is a two-day tournament held in New Orleans with the field comprised of boys and girls ages 13-18 from throughout the Gulf South Region and across the country.

2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Scholarship Winners ($2,500)
Beau Briggs (Covington, La.)
Carla Carino (Harvey, La.)
Savannah Ennis (Abita Springs, La.)
Stephen Wall (Madisonville, La.)

2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Champions
Boys: Jacob Bergeron (Slidell): 71 (minus-1)
Girls: Sydney Cavin (Baton Rouge): 78 (plus-6)

2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Scholarship Winners ($2,500)
Beau Briggs (Covington, La.)
Charlotte McLoughlin (Metairie, La.)
Thomas Ruli, Jr. (Mandeville, La.)
Stephen Wall (Madisonville, La.)

2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Champions
Boys: Jacob Bergeron (Slidell): 143
Girls: Morgan Nadaline (Anderson, Ind.): 161

2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Scholarship Winners ($2,500)
Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.)
Jason Fogarty (Destrehan, La.)
Taylor Ann Price (Metairie, La.)
Peter Yager (Mandeville, La.)

2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Champions
Boys: Philip Barbaree (Shreveport): 138
Girls: Gabi Oubre' (Mobile): 150

Tommy Moore was one of the best junior golfers to ever emerge from the New Orleans area. He was ranked the No. 1 junior golfer in the United States by Golf Digest magazine in 1980. A very accomplished junior and collegiate golfer, Tommy went on to earn his PGA Tour Card, and won the Nike Tour Boise open in 1993.

Moore and Kelly Gibson, also a PGA Tour Professional and New Orleans native, grew up together playing golf on the Westbank and eventually travelled the world together while competing on the PGA Tour.  Not only were they fellow athletes, but also best friends.  Sadly, Moore died of a rare blood disease in 1998 at the age of 36.  Hosting the Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship at Lakewood Golf Club where Tommy and Kelly played in so many tournaments as juniors is especially meaningful to both the Moore Family and the New Orleans golf community as a whole.

The Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour is presented by Nestle Pure Life in partnership with the Fore!Kids Foundation, Humana, Allstate Sugar Bowl, TOMBA Communications, Academy Sports & Outdoors, BC Cup Foundation, New Orleans Golf Association, Rob Noel Golf Academy, WOW Café & Wingery, Aunt Sally's Pralines, Wall Golf for Charity, Alverez & Marsal, Mackel Foundation, Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour and Entergy New Orleans.

The Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour was founded in 2009 by PGA Tour Professional Kelly Gibson.  It is operated by The Kelly Gibson Foundation with the mission of creating a positive learning experience through golf by providing competitive golf tournaments throughout the year. The Tour is open to both male and female golfers ages 9-22, with members competing in junior golf tournaments throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Region. Regardless of the players' golfing ability, scholarships are awarded based on community service, grade point average and financial need.  All members of the KGJGT who are at least juniors in high school are eligible to receive scholarships.

About The Kelly Gibson Foundation:
The Kelly Gibson Foundation was founded as Feed the Relief, Inc. by Kelly and Elizabeth Gibson in September of 2005 with the idea of providing necessary support for the front line first responders to Hurricane Katrina. In the days and weeks following the disaster of Katrina, Feed the Relief provided support to the Coast Guard, EMS personnel, police and fire departments, community centers, hospitals, and residents as they returned to their homes. In 2010, Feed the Relief, a 501(c)3 corporation, changed its name to The Kelly Gibson Foundation, and expanded its scope to enrich the lives of children through athletics.  For more information, please visit


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