Inaugural Mason Cup proves to be success

Over the weekend at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, the first ever Mason Cup finished up play. 

The inaugural golf tournament was put on by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) as a fundraiser for the Mason Goodnight Foundation. Canon Claycomb, a Bowling Green Native and one of the top junior golfers in the country, organized and coordinated the event because of his close ties to the Goodnight family.

Mason Goodnight was a fourth grader from Bowling Green who suddenly passed away in April of 2017. Goodnight loved to play sports, and golf was one of his favorites.

The tournament featured 22 of the best junior golfers in the country, with the golfers splitting into teams of two captained by Claycomb and his fellow University of Alabama commit J.P. Cave. Cave’s team went on to win the first Mason Cup. 

The first Mason Cup began play on Friday and wrapped up Sunday afternoon, and it proved to be an overall success for its first year. The participating golfers raised $40,000 and the tournament as a whole brought in about $66,000 for the Mason Goodnight Foundation.

The funds raised during the event will be used to support the foundation by benefiting youth in the Bowling Green and surrounding communities, as well as the AJGA’s ACE Grant Program. 

After the event, Claycomb said he hopes this is the first of many Mason Cups to be held here in Bowling Green.