Champions Crowned at the Junior Golf Alabama Kickoff

 Junior Golf Alabama Male 14-18 Age Division Medalists: Hamilton Parker (First Place), Michael Heaton (Second Place), Jackson Goetz (Third Place) & Female 14-18 Age Division Medalists: Neely Kight (First Place), Julie Waldo (Second Place), Ava Kight (Third Place)

POINT CLEAR, AL – (Feb. 26, 2023) Final Round results of the Junior Golf Alabama Kickoff held at Lakewood Golf Club, in Point Clear, Alabama, Feb. 25-26, 2023.
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Harrison Parker of Mountain Brook, AL electrified the field within the Male 14-18 Age Division, posting a low five-under 67 for the final round to earn gold. Parker finished with a four-under 140 for the tournament. He was the only player to break par in their total gross score; he carded six birdies during the final round and just one bogey.
Michael Heaton of Fairhope, AL posted a one-over 145 overall to secure second. Jackson Goetz of Vestavia Hills, AL finished third, carding a four-over 148 total.
Neely Kight of Watersound, FL claimed first within the Female 14-18 Age Division. N. Kight fired a three-over 75 for the day and five-over 149 for the tournament; during the final round, she made birdie three times. Julie Waldo of Prattville, AL earned silver, finishing just two strokes behind N. Kight with a 151 overall. Ava Kight, Neely’s sister, placed third with a 153 overall.
Jacob Drysdale of Pensacola, FL placed first within the Male 12-13 Age Division, firing a two-over 73 for the round and posting a four-over 148 total. Cooper Waldo of Prattville, AL finished second with a ten-over 154 overall. Standing third, Alex Foster of Mobile, AL carded a 12-over 156.
Joe Hamilton of Mobile, AL claimed first within the Male 9-11 Age Division, carding a five-over 77 for the round and 161 for the tournament. Haynes Willings of Birmingham stands second with a total score of 174.
John Chappell of Homewood, AL earned gold within the Male 6-8 Age Division with an 18-hole gross total score of 95 (Male and Female 6-8 Age Divisions play a total of 18 holes, 9 each day). Chappell made par on three holes during his nine-hole round today.
Parker Perkins of Tuscaloosa, AL stands second, posting a tournament total of 107. Perkins also made par on three holes during his final round. Samuel Fraser of Fairhope, AL secured third with a tournament total of 109.
Cameran Cancienne of Fairhope carded a tournament total of 120 within the Female 6-8 Age Division. She birdied the par-three Hole #12 during the Final Round.
For more information about the Junior Golf Alabama Kickoff, the first event of the 2023 JGA Tour, please visit the Championship(s) website.
The 2023 JGA Tour continues with its second event of the year, the Birmingham City Junior Amateur in late March.
The JGA Tour is conducted by Junior Golf Alabama.
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Established in 2022, Junior Golf Alabama (JGA) is a joint initiative by the Alabama Golf Association and the Alabama-NW Florida PGA Section to serve as a collaboration focused on junior golf for kids, parents, coaches, golf administrators, and PGA Professionals. By creating new educational, instructional, and playing opportunities, JGA streamlines the junior golf roadmap while bridging existing programs to further the development of junior golf in Alabama and NW Florida.
JGA is operated by a team of staff from both the Alabama Golf Association and the Alabama - NW Florida PGA Section. By combining the junior golf initiatives of both the Alabama Golf Association and Alabama - NW Florida PGA Section into one collaborative organization, Junior Golf Alabama can present prospective junior golfers with a robust set of resources and a supportive player pathway that guarantees success.
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