The 2020 ASGA “Monk” Wade Junior Classic is in the books after another fun-filled weekend at the First Tee of Central Arkansas.
The event, named after the late ASGA Executive Director, Monk Wade, is normally held on Mother’s Day weekend, but was moved back due to COVID-19. It was a unique weekend of junior golf as the majority of players played the nine hole par three course, as well as the traditional nine hole course. Our best score of the weekend was from Logan McDonald. McDonald played incredibly well over the course of two days posting a final score of 10 under par. McDonald also played the weekend bogey free.
“I hit my wedges really good this weekend. Obviously you have to do that on this par three course and being bogey free for 36 holes always helps.” McDonald said.
There were many interesting storylines over the course of the weekend, but none more interesting than Brody Allen’s broken toe. Allen came into this weekend’s tournament with a broken Pinky Toe. However, that didn’t stop him from giving it a go this weekend. Allen’s father mentioned that he even tried to convince his son to sit out this weekend but Allen wanted to play.
“I’m 18 so this is my last junior event and I figured what do I have to lose.”
With no carts the players walked the 36 holes over the course of the weekend as well. Allen talked about how walking that much had an impact on his injured toe.
“I hit it good all day but I mean the hardest part was having to walk that much. Especially when I got to the back nine.” Allen said.
Despite the setback Allen finished tied for 7th place. Allen is the perfect example of overcoming adversity which is a common theme in the game of golf.
Overall, it was another great weekend in Little Rock filled with smiles and laughter.
Congratulations to the rest of the weekends champions as well!
Girls 7-11 Lillie York
Boys 7-11John Tafner
Girls 12-13 Chloe Freville
Boys 12-13 Sam Glover
Girls 14-18 MacKenzie Lee