Young golfers aim for state title

By Kyle Alford/Special to the Journal

TUPELO – The North Mississippi Coca-Cola Junior Golf Tour is entering its final month. The next stop for the Tour is the “Pros of Tomorrow” event, today and Wednesday at the Tupelo Country Club.
Tour players will jockey for position these next two weeks to decide who will participate in the Tour Championship July 30-31. The Tour Championship was originally scheduled to be played at the Starkville Country Club, but has been switched to the Ole Miss Golf Course.
“I think the Tour has been amazing so far,” says 17-year-old Alyssa Trulove of Kossuth, who is near the top of the girls division. “It has been a great experience and I have had the pleasure of meeting a lot of new people. Hopefully I will be competing in the championship, but if not, it has still been a great experience.”
This year’s Tour is the first for Trulove, and she will be playing these next two weeks to maintain one of those top eight spots in her division to qualify for the Tour Championship.
collins near the top
On the boys side, 16-year-old Cason Collins of Baldwyn also holds one of the top positions in his division.
Collins said he looks forward to the challenge of next two weeks. “I plan on participating the Tour Championship. It’s the best of the best of the Tour so it should be fun. Ole Miss has plenty of challenges to test our mental and physical game”
Collins believes the Tour all around has been a phenomenal experience.
“The management has been great, and the courses have been great and presented us with tough challenges.”
After this week’s event, the Tour has one regular-season event remaining, next Tuesday at Old Waverly in West Point.

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