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Jackson Public Schools All-Star Golf Tournament

Jackson Public Schools All-Star Golf Tournament


May 17, 2023, is a memorable date for several Jackson Public Schools scholar-athletes.  This is the date of the first annual All-Star Golf tournament held at Pete Brown Golf Course, 3200 W Woodrow Wilson Ave.  


This tournament had two components: a skills challenge and a stroke-play match.  All participants went through a short game (chipping & pitching) assessment, a putting assessment and a driving range assessment.  The top 9 participants went on to the stroke-playing match, with the top three earning a spot on the first ever JPS All-Star Golf team.


From left to right: Carey Ray, Imani Russell, Mikkie Makayla Williams, Zakyahl Pittman, Janessa Davis,Lessie Davis, Armani Maxie, Eric Palmer, Christopher Johnson, Herbert Woodrick, Jada Miller, Audrianna Cockrell,Deandrea Showers, Janaya Miller,Orenthal Clairborne, Jamarus Bennett, Janessa Lee, kneeling - Randall Williams, Janessa Davis, Linda Prowell, Khalea Johnson, Calvion Russell


All levels of the tournament were a challenge for those novice golfers with an experience level of 4 months to 5 years. The top three golfers earned a sponsored slot in the Jackson Mayoral Cup tournament, on May 19, 2023, the recognition of being the first JPS ALL-Star golf team, various golf apparel, lessons from a certified PGA Professional, rounds of golf and many other things. 


The 2023 Jackson Public Schools All-Star Golf team is Khalea Johnson of Forest Hill, Lessie Davis of Wingfield and Eric Palmer of Forest Hill High School.  The three alternates are: Janessa Davis of Wingfield High, Jamarus Bennett of Murray High and Christopher Johnson of Forest Hill High.