May 10, 2013
The David Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior was named the “Sports Event of the Year” by the Shreveport-Bossier
Convention and Tourist Bureau. The event, which will return to Louisiana in
July, earned the 2013 P.R.I.D.E. Award in the Tourism and Sports Partner Awards
honored to receive this award and we would like to thank the Shreveport-Bossier
Sports Commission for all their support,” said Darren Nelson, AJGA senior regional
director, South Central. “This event was successful because of the tremendous
support and dedication of the community.
In its second year on the AJGA
schedule, the David
Toms Foundation Shreveport Junior will be conducted again at Southern Trace
Country Club in Shreveport, La., July 22-26. The 54-hole stroke play event will
feature 96 of the nation’s top male and female junior golfers ages 12-18.
In 2012, Shreveport native and
LSU commit Eric Ricard won the inaugural event by six strokes, finishing with a
7-under-par 209. In the Girls Division, Elizabeth Doty of Palos Verdes Estates,
Calif., earned her first career AJGA win with a 1-over-par 217.