Competitive field tees off today in ‘Pros’ event

By Gene Phelps/NEMS Daily Journal

BELDEN – Defending champion Chad Cupples of Southaven and MHSAA Class 6A medalist Noah West of Tupelo head up the 14-18 age division field in this week’s Pros of Tomorrow junior golf tournament at the Tupelo County Club.
Cupples tees off at 9:10 a.m. in today’s opening round while West has a 10 tee time. Both players will start on No. 10.
John Dewey, a spokesman for the North Mississippi Coca-Cola Junior Tour, whose players earn double points in the event, says ever effort is being made to protect the 115-player field in the intense heat.
Last year’s age 12-13 division winner, Hayden Buckley of Tupelo, is playing in the 14-18 division this week. There will also be play in the boys 11-under and girls open divisions.
The 36-hole tournament, sanctioned by the Mississippi Junior Golf Association, concludes Thursday.