Joseph Partin, a student at Dutchtown High School, was set to compete in the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl Tommy Moore Memorial Junior Golf Championship held Dec. 28-29 at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans.
Partin, 18, of Gonzales, previously has competed in the Louisiana State Junior Amateur, the Big I Qualifier, the Junior PGA Qualifier and the U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier.
The 36-hole championship, a partnership of the Kelly Gibson Foundation and Allstate Sugar Bowl, was established to invite top-ranked golfers from across the country to compete in front of college coaches each holiday season in New Orleans, a news release said.
The field was to be comprised of 84 amateur boy and girl golfers ages 13 to 18 who are not enrolled in college. Golfers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia were slated to compete.
The tournament is held in honor of Tommy Moore, the most accomplished junior golfer to come from the New Orleans area, the release said. He was ranked No. 1 in the Golf Digest Junior World Rankings in 1980 and played on the PGA Tour for three seasons before his death at age 35 from a rare blood disease.