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 10th annual event is scheduled for December 29-30, 2020 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.
Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship
For the 10th straight year, Tulane University and the Allstate Sugar Bowl teamed 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.
Florida, ranked No. 10 in the country, used a complete team effort to win the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship by a commanding 16 strokes. All five players in the Gators’ lineup finished in the top-15 individually. Florida shot a final-round 11-under to finish with a tournament total of 853 (23-under par). No. 32 Miami finished second at 869 (minus-7) and No. 13 Michigan State was third at 875 (minus-1). No. 47 Denver (877, plus-1) and No. 23 Houston (879, plus-3) rounded out the top five. The host Green Wave was seventh (882, plus-6).
The event featured 15 teams from 10 different states and eight different conferences. It also featured individual golfers from 25 different countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Wales.
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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