American Junior Golf Association David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior Returns to Shreveport-Bossier

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Event will be held at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, July 23-25

A photo of the 2012 AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior winners

2012 AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior winners Eric Ricard and Elizabeth Doty

There’s a great deal of local and national talent involved in this tournament, and we expect to see some fantastic scores.

The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) will return to Shreveport-Bossier, La., July 23-25, when it hosts the AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior at Southern Trace Country Club. Last year’s inaugural event featured 72 boys and 24 girls, ages 12-18, from 17 states and three countries. Shreveporter Eric Ricard, a 2013 LSU signee and current Louisiana State Amateur Champion, won the 2012 event after posting scores of 71-68-70 for a tournament total 7-under-par 209. In the Girls Division, Elizabeth Doty, of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., took home her first AJGA Championship with a tournament total 1-over-par 217. Sponsors of the AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior include the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Superior’s Steakhouse and Superior Grill. A qualifier for the AJGA David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior will be held at Palmetto Country Club on Sunday, July 21. Registration is now open at http://www.ajga.org.

“We’re excited to be back at Southern Trace for a second year,” said AJGA Director of Tournament Operations Jeremy Freyman. “There’s a great deal of local and national talent involved in this tournament, and we expect to see some fantastic scores.”

A Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament will be held on Monday, July 22, at Southern Trace Country Club, with all proceeds benefitting the David Toms Foundation and the AJGA Foundation. For more information on the AJGA David Toms Foundation Junior or the Junior-Am Fundraising Tournament, visit http://www.ajga.org.

The mission of the David Toms Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk boys and girls while helping underprivileged, abused and abandoned children through funding programs that are designed to enhance a child's character, self-esteem and career possibilities.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The AJGA Foundation forms the backbone of support necessary to help guarantee that future generations of AJGA community members are given the same opportunities as those that preceded them. Over the past decade, AJGA Junior-Ams have raised more than $1 million for junior programs.

For more information about upcoming sporting events in Shreveport-Bossier, visit http://www.shreveportbossiersports.com. For more information about things to see and do in Shreveport-Bossier, visit http://www.shreveport-bossier.org.

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