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MGA News of 2016

For Immediate Release

Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss Sophomore, earns October’s “Amateur of the Month” Title from the Southern Golf Association.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 21, 2016) – Collegiate golfer Braden Thornberry, currently ranked by the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings as 74th in the Nation, has been named Amateur of the Month (October) by the Southern Golf Association (SGA).

Thornberry had a stellar month, taking the title at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational and finished T4 at the Marquette Intercollegiate.   

 

In addition to taking the title at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, Thornberry’s tournament total for the event of 18-under 198 broke the three-round school record of 203, while his second-round score of 8-under-par 66 set not only the school record but was also a career low.

Winners of the SGA’s monthly award are determined by a blue-ribbon national panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists.  Now in its 14th season, notable recipients have been Bill Haas, Michelle Wie, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Moore, J. B. Holmes, Webb Simpson, Rhys Davies, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Fortin-Simard, Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Alice Hewson, and more recently Lee McCoy & Aaron Wise. 

MJGA News of 2016

October 26, 2016- Sanderson Farms Championship Junior Pro Am

Jackson, MS- On Wednesday, October 26th, 40 lucky junior golfers were able to participate in the Sanderson Farms Junior Pro Am at the Country Club of Jackson. This event is the one everyone looks forward to all year long. It is a great opportunity for the junior golfers to represent the state of Mississippi and play nine holes with a PGA professional. We had some awesome professionals participate in the event and we appreciate they took the time to join us! There was some heavy competition between the teams. But in the end, the team to take home first place consisted of Cole Baggett, Tate Dickerson, Carson Butler, and Karley Whittington, and PGA Professional, Austin Cook. We would like to thank the Sanderson Farms Championship and BankPlus for this wonderful event and we already can't wait until next year!


October 15-16, 2016- Team Mississippi Hosts Junior River Cup

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