GCSAA announces 2019 Legacy Award winners

Twenty children of GCSAA members have earned college scholarships through the Legacy Awards program, supported by Syngenta.


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GCSAA has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), in partnership with Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.

“GCSAA works to provide assistance to our members’ families,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “With the support of the EIFG and Syngenta, the Legacy Awards give students well-deserved financial aid as they seek higher education.”

The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or, for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.

“Syngenta is proud to support students through the Legacy Awards,” says Stephanie Schwenke, Syngenta’s turf market manager. “It is an honor to help students of golf course superintendents as we all work to shape and provide future leaders to benefit the golf industry.”

2019 GCSAA Legacy Award winners

Graduating high school seniors:

Ashley Doolittle
Texas A&M University
Parent: Brent Doolittle, CGCS, Shady Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas

Anthony Genovesi
Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York
Parent: John Genovesi, CGCS, Maidstone Club, East Hampton, N.Y.

Madelyn George
University of Connecticut
Parent: Peter George, superintendent, Ravenwood Golf Club, Victor, N.Y.

Sydney McCleary
University of Arizona
Parent: Joseph McCleary, CGCS Retired

Anna Oelmann
University of North Alabama
Parent: Jeffery J. Oelmann, CGCS, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National, Opelika, Ala.

Bert Ousterhout
University of California, Santa Barbara
Parent: William Ousterhout, superintendent, Diamante Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Maggie Taylor
Juniata College
Parent: Frederick N. Taylor III, CGCS, Mankato (Minn.) Golf Club

Jaelyn Waddle
Iowa State University
Parent: Brandon Waddle, superintendent, Lake Panorama National Golf Course, Panora, Iowa

Karley Warner
University of Tennessee at Martin
Parent: Tyler Warner, The Andersons, Spencer, Tenn.

Abbie Lynn Wooten
Oklahoma State University
Parent: Jared Wooten, superintendent, Stillwater (Okla.) Country Club

College students:

Abigail Allmon
University of California, Los Angeles
Parent: Jason Allmon, superintendent, Shadow Hills Golf Club South, Indio, Calif.

Emma Daly
University of Vermont
Parent: Patrick J. Daly III, CGCS, Framingham (Mass.) Country Club

Brandon George
Clarkson University
Parent: Peter George, superintendent at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor, N.Y.

Haley Johnson
Mississippi State University
Parent: Stephen L. Johnson, CGCS, Payne’s Valley at Big Cedar Lodge, Hollister, Mo.

Jensen Kervern
Florida State University
Parent: George Kervern, superintendent, Palm Beach (Fla.) Country Club

Julia Lupkes
Eastern Washington University
Parent: Todd Lupkes, CGCS, Palouse Ridge Golf Club, Pullman, Wash.

Sarah McCall
Penn State University
Parent: Michael R. McCall, CGCS, Metropolitan GCSA, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Evan McCleary
Kansas State University
Parent: Joseph McCleary, CGCS Retired

Walter Morris
Mississippi State University
Stepparent: Tim J. Busek, superintendent, The Manor Golf & Country Club, Milton, Ga.

Karlie Smelser
Stephen F. Austin State University
Parent: Jeffrey Smelser, CGCS, Galveston (Texas) Country Club