New Orleans, LA – After the first round of the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship, three first-time players withstood the cold and rainy weather to lead their respective age divisions.
The first round leader in the Boys 16-18 division, Fisher Vollendorf of Fayetteville, Arkansas, showed a strong ability to bounce back making 6 birdies during his round. Returning players Nicholas Arcement and Ryan Eshleman pose strong competition with scores of 73.
Eshleman discussed the change of venue, saying that the pure greens at TPC Louisiana coupled with a strong putting day led him to a low score despite the poor weather conditions. He also elaborated on his favorite things about the event.
“Mr. Gibson is always fun to be around, the field is great, and New Orleans is always a fun tournament destination,” says Eshleman.
With 6 birdies, University of Central Florida commit Elizabeth Moon, of Forrest City, Arkansas, leads the Girls 13-18 division with a 71, the lowest score thus far in the event. She also discussed her relationship with Yujeong Son, two-time defending champion, who is close behind with a score of 72.
“I am thankful that we got to play together because she is one of my close friends,” says Moon.
In addition to playing with her friend, she emphasized how much she enjoyed the unique experience of having fried catfish at the turn.
Consistency was key today for Keaton Vo, of Austin, Texas who is the current leader in the Boys 13-15 field by shooting a 78. Cameron Guidry and Cannon Clark are tied for 2nd place, closely behind Vo with rounds of 79.
All players of the Allstate Sugar Bowl TMMJGC will begin its second and final round tomorrow at TPC Louisiana.
About The Kelly Gibson Foundation:
The Kelly Gibson Foundation was founded as Feed the Relief, Inc. by Kelly and Elizabeth Gibson in September of 2005 with the idea of providing necessary support for the front line first responders to Hurricane Katrina. In the days and weeks following the disaster of Katrina, Feed the Relief provided support to the Coast Guard, EMS personnel, police and fire departments, community centers, hospitals, and residents as they returned to their homes. In 2010, Feed the Relief, a 501(c)3 corporation, changed its name to the Kelly Gibson Foundation, and expanded its scope to enrich the lives of children through athletics. For more information, please visit www.kellygibsonfoundation.org.