Driving, chipping and putting his way to consistently low scores has earned Warren County High School varsity golf player Bracton Womack high honors. The Pioneer golfer has qualified for the fifth annual Tennessee Junior Cup hosted by PGA tour player Scott Stallings beginning Oct. 8.
Cited by Warren County varsity golf coach J.W. Holt as his most consistent player, Womack has been playing competitive tournament golf for six years. The Warren County High School senior has also played on the Hurricane Tour, All American Jr. Golf Tour, American Jr. Golf Association, the Sneds Tour and just this year has been playing in 12 tournaments. His tournament average is usually par 72 strokes per game.
“It has been a great accomplishment for Bracton to qualify for the Tennessee Jr. Cup,” said his mother Emily Hennessee. “I am very proud of the hard work he has put into the sport he loves and am glad to see it paying off.”
Qualifications for the tournament are fierce. This year’s roster features 12 of the top 17 ranked boys in the state (rankings according to National Junior Golf Scoreboard) and eight of the top 17 girls in Tennessee. Many of the players participating in this year’s Junior Cup have committed to play collegiate golf at the Division I level. Schools such as the University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, University of Notre Dame, Clemson University, University of Florida, Mississippi State University, MTSU and more will all have at least one commitment playing in this year’s event.
The Tennessee junior Cup is closed to the general public. Foursomes matches will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning Oct. 8 followed by four ball matches that afternoon at 1 p.m. Singles matches will conclude the festivities and will tee off at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, with the awards and trophy ceremony following play.
Follow all of the live scoring action at www.tnjuniorcup.com. The 2016 Tennessee Junior Cup will take place Oct. 8-9 at The Grove Club in College Grove.