Team Alabama Victorious at the 2021 Southern Junior Cup
HOOVER, AL (Aug. 3, 2021) – Final results of the 2021 Southern Junior Cup hosted by Shadow Valley Country Club in Rogers, AR, on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021.
Championship Links: Final Results
The 2021 Southern Junior Cup team, representing Alabama, was named victorious at this year’s event, defeating Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi teams. After competing in two days of four-ball, foursomes and singles matches, this is Alabama’s fifth consecutive win.
Standing all square through hole No. 17, Taylor Trible of Birmingham poured a final putt in on No. 18’s green to win the point and make Team Alabama uncatchable.
Harrison Sims of Homewood birdied his final three holes to earn halve the match, solidifying the victory.
Lauren Thompson, a 2021 AGA Women’s Scholarship recipient, shares about her 2021 Southern Junior Cup experience.
“I am so thankful I had the opportunity to play with this amazing team and bring the cup home to Alabama once again,” Thompson says. “We had the best time rooting each other on and getting to play together in some really fun matches!”
Twelve Alabama junior players were selected for the 2021 Southern Junior Cup team. The Junior Boys and Junior Girls teams are comprised of six players each, recruited through the AGA team selection process.
This year’s Girls Team included the following junior golfers:
- Gabriella Nicastro
- Lauren Thompson
- Taylor Trible
- Morgan Jones
- Molly Brown Davidson
- Kylee Lynn
This year’s Boys Team included the following junior golfers:
- Morgan Slaton II
- Trace Bracknell
- Harrison Parker
- Harrison Sims
- Kenny Okins
- Justin Olive
For more information about the 2021 Southern Junior Cup, please visit the Championship website.
For more information about the 2021 Southern Junior Cup selection process, please visit the Championship website.
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 115 member clubs represented by over 21,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.
AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.
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