Tommy Morrison Crowned Champion of the 48th Southern Junior Championship


Thomas "Tommy" Morrison, the 48th Southern Junior Champion

JOHNSON, AR (August 14, 2020) - Final round results of the 48th Southern Junior Championship of the Southern Golf Association hosted by Blessings Golf Club in Johnson, AR on Friday, August 14, 2020 (7063 yards, par 36—36—72, 75.8/152). Championship Links: Final Round Scores | Course Statistics | Photo Gallery Thomas “Tommy” Morrison of Dallas, Texas fired a 12-under 204 to claim the 48th Southern Junior Championship title. He led wire to wire, posting a four-under 68 in the final round. “I was in the same situation last year, leading the first two rounds,” Morrison said. “It’s been a while since I won a tournament, so it feels really good to pull off a win.” Carter Loflin of Duluth, Georgia carded a three-under 69 in the final round to finish in second place at eight-under 208. ”Blessings Golf Club is a really great test to your game, and it will expose you if you’re doing anything wrong,” Loflin said. “It was a good day on a hard golf course.” Matthew Comegys of Plano, TX electrified the course shooting the lowest score of the Championship, a nine-under 63. Comegys round vaulted him into third place with a score of four-under 212. His 10-foot putt for eagle on No. 6 sparked his momentum to carry out five more birdies (Nos. 11, 12, 13, 16, 18), following his two birdies on Nos. 2 & 3. “Well, it was a solid week,” Comegys said. “Definitely hit a lot of greens and finished strong. I can take a lot of confidence off this tournament, and hopefully I’ll play well throughout the rest of this year.” The state of Texas claimed the State Team Competition title with a total score of 567. Listed below are the players of Texas, who posted the lowest four scores from the first 36 holes:

  • Tommy Morrison, Dallas (136)

  • Hudson Weibel, Dallas (143)

  • Jaivir Pande, Houston (144)

  • Sebastian Moss, Pearland (144)

Final Round Notes:

  • Field average score: 74.93

  • Eagles: 4

  • Birdies: 161

  • Players who broke par in round three: 7

  • Easiest Hole: #6, 360 yards, par-4 (3.63)

  • Hardest Hole: #7, 467 yards, par-4 (4.60)

The winner of the Southern Junior Championship receives a silver medal; his name engraved on the Perry Adair Trophy; a Calamity Jane putter; exemption into the 2021 Southern Amateur Championship; exemption into all future Southern Junior Championships in which he is eligible to compete; Fully Exempt Status with AJGA for 2 seasons (2020 & 2021); exemption into 2021 Northeast Junior Championship; exemption into 2021 Gator Invitational Junior Championship; Rolex AJGA Ranking points. For more information about the Southern Junior Championship, including hole-by-hole scoring, please visit https://www.southerngolf.org/southern-junior. About the Southern Golf Association (SGA) The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15-state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month”, to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis. For more information about the Southern Golf Association, visit www.southerngolf.org This championship is conducted by the Southern Golf Association.

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Media Contact: Audrey Ferguson SGA Communications 205-803-6524 audrey@southerngolf.org

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