Team Alabama Wins Seventh Consecutive Southern Junior Cup

Team Alabama at the 2023 Southern Junior Cup

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (Aug. 3, 2023) – Final results of the 2023 Southern Junior Cup hosted by Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, MO, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023. 
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The 2023 Southern Junior Cup team, representing Alabama, was victorious at this year’s event, earning a total of 15.0 points to defeat Arkansas and Missouri teams. This is Alabama’s seventh consecutive win.
Original Wednesday starting times were delayed until 11:00 a.m. and modified to a shotgun start. Play was briefly suspended at 11:13 a.m. due to dangerous weather conditions. After a night of heavy rainfall Wednesday, Thursday play was canceled due to unplayable course conditions.
On Wednesday, all teams competed in mixed four-ball and mixed alternate shot competitions, earning 1.0 point per team victory.
Tyler Watts, 2023 Alabama State Amateur Champion, shares about his 2023 Southern Junior Cup experience.
“This event is always one of my favorites because you don’t often get to play on the same team as the people you compete against in your state,” said Watts. “Everybody on the team knows each other very well and that’s why I think our team is always strong.
Gabi Nicastro, 2023 Alabama Women’s Stroke Play Champion, competed with Morgan Slaton in mixed four-ball to win 6 & 5 against Team Arkansas. They also competed together in mixed alternate shot to win 6 & 5 (vs. Arkansas) and 6 & 4 (vs. Missouri).
“Morgan and I were a great team. We would always pick each other up when the other wasn’t doing too good, and I really enjoy getting to play with the guys,” said Nicastro. “I definitely learn a lot playing in events like these and I hope to play in many more in the future.”
Twelve Alabama junior players were selected for the 2023 Southern Junior Cup team. The Junior Boys and Junior Girls teams are six players each, recruited through the AGA team selection process.
This year’s Girls Team included the following junior golfers:
●       Chloe Ruble
●       Molly Brown Davidson
●       Frances Brown
●       Jinger Heath 
●       Gabriella Nicastro 
●       Yvette Gorden
This year’s Boys Team included the following junior golfers: 
●       Josiah Gilbert
●       Thomas Crane
●       Bailey Sutter
●       Morgan Slaton
●       Hudson Lawson
●       Tyler Watts 
For more information about the 2023 Southern Junior Cup, please visit the Championship website.  
For more information about the 2023 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 120 member clubs represented by over 27,000 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 College Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young 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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