Spain Park repeats at Johnson Memorial
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Spain Park High School won its second straight Bradley Johnson Memorial Tournament March 24 at Greystone Country Club in Birmingham, Ala.
The team was led by sophomore Michael Johnson, who closed with a 2-over 74 to finish T-2 and give the Hoover, Ala., school a two-shot victory over UMS Wright of Mobile, Ala. Former NFL kicker Al Del Greco coaches Spain Park.
Johnson is the brother of Bradley, a former Spain Park golfer whom the tournament is named after. Bradley Johnson died in a car accident three years ago. At the 2005 U.S. Junior, he finished runner-up to Kevin Tway.
UMS Wright junior Bobby Wyatt, No. 9 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, finished at 1-under 143 to win the individual medal by eight shots. He gave Alabama a verbal commitment earlier this year.
The event is designed to raise money for junior golfers in the form of scholarships and assistance for junior golf tournaments, administered by the Bradley Johnson Memorial Foundation.
For more information about Bradley Johnson or the Bradley Johnson Memorial Foundation, visit bradleyjohnsonmemorialfoundation.org. Applications for financial assistance to junior golfers are also available.