The Tommy Moore
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial is an annual tournament inviting top-ranked junior golfers from across the country to compete each holiday season in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tommy Moore was the most accomplished junior golfer to ever emerge from the New Orleans area. In 1980, Tommy was ranked #1 in the Golf Digest Junior World Rankings and went on to have a decorated collegiate career at Oklahoma State University where he was an All-American, National Champion, and Academic All-American.
After playing on the PGA TOUR for three seasons, Tommy Moore's life was cut short at the young age of 35 due to a rare blood disease. In his memory, the Kelly Gibson Foundation is proud to partner with the Allstate Sugar Bowl to host a national event that recognizes the impact Tommy made on junior golf and the New Orleans community.
The tournament committee selects participants based on invitations given to State Golf Associations, 2018 TMMJGC player results and Sponsor Exemptions.
Selections for those that do not receive invitations are made based on player applications and Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
The tournament committee reserves the right to modify invitational criteria.
2018 Tournament Results
Two Louisiana Natives Win the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl
Tommy Moore Memorial
New Orleans, La. — Eighty four top-ranked junior golfers from across the nation competed in the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial, held on December 27-28, 2018. Windy and wet conditions provided a significant challenge to the competitors, but some impressive golf was on display at TPC Louisiana, home of the PGA TOUR's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Allstate Sugar Bowl is the presenting sponsor of the 36-hole event. Dave Wolford, golf chairman and Allstate Sugar Bowl member since 1995, was impressed upon his visit with the growth of the tournament since previous years.
“The kids really seem to love this tournament. You can really see their passion for the game,” said Wolford. “I am really impressed with the 15 states that are being represented. It’s grown a lot over the past two years.”
Abbey Daniel of Covington, La. and Nicholas Arcement of Thibodaux, La. are the 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Champions. Daniel captured the Girls Division with rounds of 70 and 69, winning by an impressive 12 strokes. Arcement also shot rounds of 70 and 69, winning by a convincing 7 strokes.
“I had back to back birdies on 2 and 3 then again on 13 and 14,” said Arcement. “I love playing this course. I like the design of the course. It’s one of my favorite courses to play.”
Playing her fourth and final time in the tournament, Daniel is a Mississippi State University signee and mentioned that her finish was the perfect way to kickstart her 2019 season.
“Seeing all of my hard work this offseason pay off was incredible. I managed my game well when the conditions got tough, and I took advantage of birdie opportunities when they were presented, said Daniel. “Being able to come away with a win in front of so many people that I wanted to make proud was a feeling that is hard to describe.”
Placing second behind Daniel in the Girls 13-18 Division was 13 year-old Morgan Guepet of New Orleans, La. Natalie Cao of Sugar Land, Tx. took third place.
Second place in the Boys 13-18 Division went to Lance Yates of Baton Rouge, La. and third place to Brayden Ingebrigtsen of The Woodlands, Tx.