/Furr headed to prestigious Australia event

Furr headed to prestigious Australia event

Furr, an 18 year old senior at Jackson Academy is among six junior golfers from the United States invited to participate in the Master of Amateurs Championship at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-7. It is a 72-hole stroke play tournament. Jason Day and Rickie Foller are two of the recent participants in this tournament. The winner of the tournament receives a green jacket and a trophy, just like in The Masters. Day is now the No. 1 player in the world. Fowler is currently at 11th. Royal Melbourne, designed and built by Alister MacKenzie is one of the most well-known golf courses in the world. Furr said, “I’m excited. Royal Melbourne is one of the best 10 courses in the world. “I’ve always wanted the chance to travel to Australia, and to be able to play in this tournament is amazing.” Furr was the representative of his country in September’s Junior Ryder Cup, where he played for the winning U.S. team. Furr was ranked No. Furr, ranked No. 4 among U.S. junior boy’s, is no novice when it comes representing his country. He was 15 when he played in a U.S. match against China. Furr was the American’s only point scorer, scoring three of the four points. The U.S. eventually lost 8-4. Mississippians will be reminded of Furr’s waltz to 2015 State Amateur championship. He was 16 years old when he won the title. His 72-hole score of 14 under-par 274 made him the youngest State Amateur champion in history. Furr will be playing college golf at Alabama.