Allstate Sugar Bowl Golf

Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship

The Kelly Gibson Foundation, in partnership with Allstate Sugar Bowl, operates the Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship (TMMJGC), a two-day tournament held in New Orleans with the field comprised of top-rated boys and girls ages 13-18 from throughout the Gulf South Region and across the country. The ninth annual event was held December 27-28, 2019 at TPC of Louisiana.

Eighty-four top-ranked junior golfers from across the nation competed in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial held at TPC Louisiana, home of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Avery Weed of Ocean Springs, Ms. and Payne Johnson of Shreveport, La. were the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Champions. Weed went wire-to-wire to claim the title, with back-to-back rounds of 73. Johnson was the only player in the field to post two rounds under par, recording 70 in each of his outings.

In conjunction with the TMMJGC, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also awards four scholarships worth a total of $15,000 each summer at the Kelly Gibson Foundations’ annual banquet.

Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Scholarship Winners

Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC Champions

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, he 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.

In addition to honoring Tommy Moore’s legacy of achievement and integrity, the TMMJGC will also increase exposure for the Allstate Sugar Bowl as Presenting Partner of the tournament. Proceeds from this championship will go into a scholarship fund for members of The Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour. Each year, the Kelly Gibson Junior Golf Tour awards thousands of dollars in college scholarships to its eligible participants. Scholarships are awarded based on community service, grade point average, and financial need, not golfing ability.

2019: Payne Johnson and Avery Weed Victorious at Tommy Moore Memorial
2018: Local Golfers Win Titles at Tommy Moore Memorial Invitational

Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship

For the 10th straight year, Tulane University and the Allstate Sugar Bowl will team up to bring many of the nation’s top women’s collegiate golfers to the Crescent City for the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship (February 16-18, 2020) at English Turn Golf and Country Club. The three-day, 54-hole event featured 18 holes each day on the par-72, 6,200-yard course.

Texas won the 2019 event with a three-round score of 876. Houston’s Leonie Harm and Florida’s Addison Baggarly shared medalist honors, as they totaled tournament tallies of 216. The three-day event, which included the top four teams in the country and eight of the Top 25, wrapped up on Tuesday.

The third-ranked Longhorns turned in a 12-over-par 876 [285-291-300] to win their second tournament of the year. No. 5 Duke placed second with a 14-over-par 878 [286-296-296], while No. 1 Southern California was third with a 23-over-par 887 [289-291-307]. Defending champion Florida [295-289-304] and South Carolina [294-294-300] finished tied for fourth at 888.

2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Invitational
In the spring of 2010, the Bowl was the title sponsor of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Mardi Gras Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The event was hosted by the University of New Orleans and featured 15 Division I teams in action.

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