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 11th annual event is scheduled for December 28-29, 2021 at TPC of Louisiana, home of the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Eighty-four top-ranked junior golfers from across the nation competed in the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial.
Maggie Ni of Cypress, Texas, and Luke Haskew of Baton Rouge, La., were the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Champions. Ni claimed the title of the Girls 13-18 Division with a two-round score of 146. She overcame a one-shit deficit at the start of the final round, capping off her win with a birdie at the difficult ninth hole. Haskew was the only player to shoot under-par in both rounds as he tallied rounds of 70 and 69 to dominate the field with a six-shot victory.
In conjunction with the TMMJGC, the Allstate Sugar Bowl also awards four scholarships worth a total of $10,000 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.
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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