Written by Jeremy Beale

Take it E-Z Player: Jim Estes wins 2018 MAPGA Players Cup

Jim Estes wins 2018 MAPGA Players Cup | Steve Delmar Assistant Professional Association Champion | Rick Schuller Lowest Finisher in Senior Division | John O’Leary Player of the Year | Blake Brookman APA Player of the Year

HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — The 2018 E-Z-GO MAPGA Players Cup at Bulle Rock Golf Club, proved to be an exciting event October 15 -16, as Jim Estes, PGA at Olney Golf Park won the tournament carding a two-day total 1-under-par (72-71—143) .

After the conclusion of the first day Estes (Even-Par) was tied for seventh and two strokes off the day one leaders (Dustin Moser, Joanna Coe, John O’Leary and Bryan Jackson) who were all 2-under-par.

In typical Pete Dye fashion, Bulle Rock continued to be a shot-makers course that challenged even the best section professionals. While many of the day one leaders fought to maintain their composure under pressure, Estes pushed through the final day making four birdies against three bogies.

All three of Estes bogies were on the front Nine and he shot a bogey-free back Nine.  But, he still had more work to do as his finish placed him in a playoff against Steve Delmar (Columbia Country Club) who also carded a two-day total 1-under-par (71-72—143).

The playoff went on for two holes, in which Estes went birdie-birdie to receive his win.

With Delmar’s runner-up finish in the Players Cup, he also emerged victorious as the Assistant Professional Association (APA) Champion held concurrently. He made three birdies against three bogies the final day to finish even-par after a 1-under-par finish during the opening round.

Joe Lussier of 1757 Golf Course finished with a two-day total 1-Over-Par (73-72—145) to be APA Runner-up. Alexander Simmons (Farmington Country Club) and Blake Brookman (Cedar Point Country Club) finished tied for third at 2-over-par.  Brookman was also named APA Player of the Year.

Four Professionals finished tied for Third in the Players Cup:

T3           Yong Joo              E              F              E              72           72           144

T3           David Hutsell     +1           F              E              71           73           144

T3           John O’Leary      +2           F              E              70           74           144

T3           Joanna Coe         +2           F              E              70           74           144

With another top finish for O’Leary he won OMEGA Player of the Year.

Full Results: https://mapga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mapga18/event/mapga1842/contest/25/leaderboard.htm

In the Senior Division of The 2018 E-Z-GO MAPGA Players Cup at Bulle Rock Golf Club, Rick Schuller, PGA (Stonehenge Golf and Country Club) had the lowest rounds both days, finishing with an impressive 9-under-par (69-66—135).

Schuller finished the opening round with four birdies and an eagle (Hole No.15) against a bogey and double bogey (3-under-par). But he didn’t stop there—Schuller came back the final day and carded a 6-under-par (bogey free round) with three birdies on the front and back nine of the course.

Dirk Schultz, PGA (Beaver Creek Country Club) who recently came from two major senior division wins—the MAPGA Senior Championship and Maryland Senior State Open—finished Runner-up with a 2-under-par (72-70—142).

There are still two events left in the MAPGA Omega Senior Player of the Year rankings—the PGA Professional Championship and Senior Match Play Finals.

Full Results: https://mapga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mapga18/event/mapga1842/contest/53/leaderboard.htm

Thank you to the Bulle Rock staff for helping us put on an exciting event and congratulation to all of our champions.

Written by Jeremy Beale

Congratulations to our 2019 PNC Qualifiers

The 2018 MAPGA Professional Championship wasn’t the only thing Bryan Jackson, PGA, walked away with on September 26 from Baltimore Country Club. He also earned the opportunity to compete in the 52nd PGA Professional Championship at Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina in Spring 2019. The PGA Professional Championship is presented by Club Car and OMEGA.

Currently, a total of 14 MAPGA Professionals will travel to Belfair, April 28-May 1, 2019 to compete on the award-winning 36-hole, private golf club for the world’s largest all-professional event along with more than 290 other PGA Professionals. The championship field is comprised of players who advance from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with exempt past champions. The low 20 scorers at Belfair will also earn a berth in the 2019 PGA Championship to be played May 16-19, 2019 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. All four rounds of the PGA Professional Championship will be broadcast live on Golf Channel.

Listed below are the 11 PGA Professionals that qualified for the PNC Qualifiers via the 2018 MAPGA Professional Championship. They will be joined by 3 MAPGA Professionals who received exemptions: David Hutsell (Pine Ridge GC) – 2011 National Champion; Chip Sullivan (PGA Member) – 2013 National Champion, and Craig Callens (Hermitage CC) Top 20 in 2018 PGA Professional Championship.

Written by Jeremy Beale

A Journey to Victory: Bryan Jackson, PGA, Wins 2018 MAPGA Professional Championship

Often times the longest roads walked, lead to the greatest of journeys. This couldn’t be truer for Bryan Jackson, PGA, who won the 2018 MAPGA Professional Championship, September 26 at the Baltimore Country Club in Timonium, Maryland.

Jackson birdied three of his last four holes to spark a stirring comeback and final round 65 to win his first MAPGA Section Championship.

As Jackson pushed his body and mind through three treacherous days of rocky paths and rolling hills, he reached what some might call the pinnacle of success within the Middle Atlantic Section—a Professional Championship victory.

Over the span of the first two days, Jackson waded through rainy, humid, foggy and wet course conditions before the sun reared itself on the final day, showing him the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

Upon conclusion the opening round, Jackson sat five strokes behind 2017 Defending Champion Josh Speight (Indian Creek Yacht & CC) who opened with a sparkling 4-under-par, 66. The second day showed promise as the gaps between the leaders grew smaller. Speight fell back to 1-under-par and Scott Shapin (Old South CC) took the lead heading into the third and final round at, 2-under-par.

Jackson, still a ways behind at 4-over-par heading into the final round, began to gradually climb up the leaderboard. On the front nine, Jackson shot 1-under-par, moving into the Top 5 overall. However, this was not the end of Jackson’s journey as he still had the back nine to make a final push towards the top of the leaderboard.

Unbeknownst to Jackson, as Speight and Shapin began to fall further down the leaderboard, he began to steadily climb to the top. Jackson made four birdies on the back nine to finish the tournament at 1-under par.

This placed him in a tie for first with three-time champion David Hutsell (Pine Ridge GC). Hutsell had hovered around even-par for the first two-days, just behind the first and second round leaders.

Hutsell opened his final round opening with five birdies against two bogies to go 3-under-par.  He continued to play aggressively trying to distance himself from the pack. However, he struggled to make birdies on the inward nine. He missed a crucial par putt on Hole No. 15 and two 6-to-8 foot birdie putts on his final three holes to guarantee him his fourth championship victory.

The playoff between Jackson and Hutsell lasted two holes with each competitor fighting the tension that was in the air.

On the first playoff hole (BCC No. 2), Hutsell was at the center of the fairway and Jackson ended up in the left rough, narrowly missing going out of bounds. Hutsell, who was actively conversing with his caddie, Brian Meyer (Mount Pleasant GC) to capitalize on his advantage into the green hit his ball long of the green and wound up in a green-side bunker.

Jackson, pinned against a tree line and hitting out of thick rough, contemplated his shot on his own. As tension arose whether he would make it out of such conditions he hit a screaming shot to the middle of the green where he was 25-30 feet from the pin. This was what some would have said was the shot of the day.

Hutsell proceeded to hit out of the bunker just barely skirting passed the right side of the hole to get up-and-down with a 3-foot putt for par. Jackson putt the ball just short of the hole, then made a testy downhill two-footer for his par to push the playoff to the second hole (BCC No.1).

With Jackson wavering in energy, four-time MAPGA Champion, Rick Schuller (Stonehenge G&CC) offered Jackson a helping hand as a caddie. Sometimes along the journey you just need a friend to keep you company along the way.

As both players teed off the first hole, they both ended up within feet of one another on the fairway. Then from their second shot, both Professionals once again ended up slightly above pin high on opposite sides of the hole.

Hutsell and Meyer actively navigated the break for their first putt to put pressure on Jackson. As Hutsell firmly struck the ball towards the hole, he began to watch eagerly as the ball rolled towards the edge of the hole. The ball agonizingly caught the edge and lipped out and Hutsell cleaned up for par.

Once again the pressure was on Jackson. With some helpful advice from his caddie Schuller, they began to read the breaks in the green. Schuller told Jackson he had been in this position before and he had narrowly missed the left-to-right break the last time.

Jackson walked up to the ball one final time and struck it. As everyone around the green watched the ball roll, Jackson could not calm his feet. He began to move towards the hole as the ball rolled towards the center of the cup. His fist began to tighten and before he had time to process it, the ball dropped into the center of the cup. Jackson thrust his fist in the air as he became the 2018 Professional Champion.

As he did everything to maintain his composure, he covered his face with the brim of his hat to keep the tears from streaming down his face. Jackson was overjoyed and emotional as to what he had accomplished.

This year had been tough for Jackson after the passing of his mother not too long before the tournament and some personal health and work issues, but with the win he was able to honor his mother’s memory and bring home two championship trophies, $10,000 in winnings and good news for his daughter’s birthday which was during the final round of the tournament.

Jackson trying to fight back the tears during the awards ceremony tried his hardest to explain such an incomparable accomplishment.

“People have those rounds where they have this confidence over the ball and to do it for five and half hours [round plus playoff] and keep that concentration is hard,” he said. “This was the best round of my life considering the circumstances and I probably won’t realize what I’ve done for about a week.”

He applauded Baltimore Country Club on the management of the course due to the wet course conditions and all the walking he had to do. But at the end of the day, the journey was worth it. “I might walk all of my rounds now,” Jackson said before thanking everyone who supported him throughout his round.

As they say it’s not about how you got there, but the journey you had along the way.

Thank you to Director of Golf Greg Jones and the BCC staff, in particular, their golf maintenance staff, for helping us host a fantastic event.

Written by Jeremy Beale

Dirk Schultz, PGA Captures MAPGA Senior Championship After Exciting Second Round

Congratulations to Dirk Schultz, PGA (Beaver Creek CC) for winning the 2018 MAPGA Senior Championship with a two-day total, 9-Under-Par 135 (71-64). Also Congratulations to Tim Lewis, PGA (Pines GC) for winning the 2018 MAPGA Quarter Century Championship. Lewis finished with a two-day total 7-Under-Par (69-68). Thank you to the Country Club of Petersburg for hosting the event.

Schultz played it safe during day one of the championship, carding a 1-under-par, 71, making three birdies and two bogies. Shultz came back strong the second day, making nine birdies against one bogey during his second round to capture the win. He attributed his success on the course the second day to a tremendous short game, chipping and putting around the greens.

Schuller, runner-up, came out the first day with an astounding 3-under-par, 69, making six birdies against three bogies. He continued his run with one eagle on Par 5, No. 11, four birdies and a bogey, to card a 5-under-par leaving him with a second round 67. He was one stroke shy of a play-off for the section title.

Schuller responded to Schultz second day saying, “Some days you win and some days you lose, it’s all a part of the game.” Schuller applauded Schultz on his win and a spectacular second round.

Tim Lewis, PGA finished third overall and first for the Quarter Century Championship. This Championship is hosted for individuals who have been with the section for more than 25 years. Lewis made five birdies against two bogies his first day. Then he continued his momentum with a bogey-free round and made four birdies, to finish with a two-day total of 7-under-par.

Thank you to Kenny Clark, PGA and the Country Club of Petersburg staff for hosting a great event. Also, congratulation to our National Senior PGA Professional Championship qualifiers.

In addition to Schultz and Lewis, Rick Schuller, PGA (Stonehenge G&CC), Chip Sullivan, PGA, Dennis Winters, PGA and Jim Estes, PGA (Olney Golf Park) all qualified to compete in the National Senior PGA Professional Championship, which will be held on Oct. 25-28, 2018 at Port St. Lucie, Florida. Full Results: https://bit.ly/2wiam5k

Written by Jeremy Beale

Maryland Named 2018 MAPGA Junior Golf Capital Cup Champions

Twenty-Four golfers, two teams and one champion. After two full days of action at Kingsmill Resort – Woods Course the 2018 MAPGA Capital Cup has come to a close with Team Maryland winning over Team Virginia, 14-10.

In the First Round, Foursome – Alternate Shot, both teams came out strong and tied 3-3. The most pivotal match of the round, Match 2, occurred between junior golfers Zachary Maloy and Marshall Meisel of Team Maryland and brothers Brian and Matthew Feinstein of Team Virginia. Team Maryland maintained a 1Up throughout the round until the Feinstein’s square the match thru Par 4, Hole No.17. Team Virginia was leading 3-2 before their group finished. After a huge approach shot into the green by Maloy, Team Maryland was able to two-putt to capture the match. The Feinstein’s landed in the bunker and proceeded to two-putt to earn a par on the hole.

Upon the start of Round Two, Team Maryland turned up the heat during the Fourball format (Best Ball) which lasted two days due to an inclement weather delay. The second round finished 4 1/2 – 1 1/2. This placed Team Virginia 3-Down, before the start of the Final Round – Singles Format.

Team Virginia put up a valiant fight to regain the lead, ultimately winning five of their 12 matches and tying one. Team Maryland ultimately won the singles format 6 1/2 – 5 1/2. Two of the most pivotal matches came between Bailey Davis (Team Maryland) and Brian Feinstein (Team Virginia), as well as Yida Wang (Team Maryland) and Danielle Suh (Team Virginia). Both matches went the course of 18 holes. Davis maintained a 1Up lead throughout her round up until Hole No. 18. Davis stuck the green to close out her match two-putting to earn a birdie on the hole. Feinstein came a few feet short of the green, chipped and then two-putt for par.

In the match between Wang and Suh, Team Maryland already led 13 1/2-9 1/2, however, Suh had the opportunity to close the gap a bit more. The match was square through Hole 18. On Suh’s approach into the green, she stuck the ball within 5 feet of the pin, but three-putt for bogey. Wang landed short inside a bunker, but also putt out for bogey. They ultimately halved the hole.

Great job to both teams for competing in this year’s event.

A huge thanks go out to both the Maryland and Virginia coaches for motivating the juniors and helping them every step of the way:

Team Maryland:

Head Coach: Marc Kimminau, PGA (Talbot Country Club)

Assistant Coach: Drew Linder (USNA Golf Course)

Team Virginia:

Head Coach: John Ronis

(John Ronis Golf Academy)

Written by Jeremy Beale

Ryan Zylstra, 8-Under-Par, Wins 2018 E-Z-GO MAPGA Match Play Championship

Congrats to Ryan Zylstra for winning the E-Z-GO MAPGA Match Play Championship defeating John O’Leary in the finals. Zylstra was on fire, using only 13 putts thru 13 holes to go the match play equivalent of 8-under par thru 13.

The final day of the match play finals consisted of John O’Leary and Blake Brookman facing-off as well as Zysltra and Billy Hoffman.

In the first semi-final match play, O’Leary was 3-Up on Blake Brookman thru Hole No. 9. O’Leary made birdie on the Par 3, No. 5, as well as, Par 5, No. 9 to face either Zylstra or Hoffman in the finals.

Zylstra maintained a steady lead over Hoffman thru nine holes. He closed out the match by making birdies on Holes No. 13 and 14 to take a 4-Up lead winning the match 4-3.

During the final match-up between Zylstra and O’Leary, Zylstra hit his approach on Hole No. 1 to concede birdie and go 1-Up for the round. A few holes later both players flew their shots over the sixth green. Zylstra got up-and-down, whereas O’Leary did not. Zylstra was 3-Up through No. 6.

Both competitors proceeded to halve No. 10 with pars. The next hole O’Leary missed a short par putt on No. 11 resulting in Zylstra going 6-Up with a secure lead with seven holes left to play.

Two holes later O’Leary concedes a short eagle putt to Zylstra on the 13th Green after his eagle chip narrowly ran by the hole. Zylstra won the 2018 E-Z-GO MAPGA Match Play and was the equivalent of 8-under-par thru 13 holes. On top of finishing 8-under, he did so with 13 putts.

Thanks to host PGA Professional Mike Gooden and the Kinloch Golf Club staff for hosting the finals and Josh Tremblay at Springfield Country Club for hosting the qualifying rounds at the beginning of the season. Full Results: https://mapga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mapga18/event/mapga186/contest/56/leaderboard.htm

Written by Jeremy Beale

Ryan Zylstra Captures Back-to-Back Assistant Professional Championship

Ryan Zylstra, PGA Associate at The Federal Club defended his title at the National Car Rental MAPGA Assistant Professional Championship at Keswick Golf Club, shooting a two-round, 9-under-par total (66-69.)

Zylstra came out strong after day one of the tournament as he held a four-stroke lead shooting a 6-under-par. Zylstra used holed seven birdies his first day to hold the lead over Steve Delmar, PGA Associate at Columbia Country Club and Tyler Satorius PGA Associate at Trump National Golf Club.

During the second day of competition Delmar, made an adamant charge to capture the lead from Zylstra, making three birdies in a row between holes seven and nine, cutting the lead to two. Unfortunately, a double-bogey on Hole No.15 gave Zylstra the cushion needed to win. Delmar finished second overall with a two-day total 6-under-par (70-68) was named Central Chapter Assistants Champion. Both Zylstra and Delmar competed at the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia. Delmar finished T4 and Zylstra T22.

Blake Brookman of Cedar Point Country Club finished third at National Car Rental 4-under-par (71-69). Josh Speight, PGA was named Central Chapter Champion, where he finishing fourth overall at 3-under-par (72-69)

The “Top 6” MAPGA Assistants will move on to the National Assistant Professional Championship, November 15-18 in Port St. Lucie, FL. The following players include:

Ryan Zylstra (exempt into the event-2017 National Champion)
Steve Delmar
Josh Speight, PGA
Blake Brookman
Bleu George
Mike Larkin

Click below for all the scores
https://bit.ly/2LB7c6o

Written by Jeremy Beale

Bird was the word at Lakewood as Hoffman/Krouse and O’Leary/Ott soar under par

Billy Hoffman (PGA)/Tim Krouse (Amateur) and John O’Leary (PGA)/Danny Ott (Amateur) tied for first place at the annual MAPGA Pro-Scratch Championship presented by Tin Cup and Virginia Artisan at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

The team of Hoffman/Krouse finished their first nine holes with an impressive 7-under par 29. The team made 10 birdies and two bogies on the day the team finished their round at 8-under-par (64).

O’Leary/Ott performed in a similar fashion carding eight birdies, while maintaining a bogey-free round. The team finished 3-under-par on the front and 5-under-par on the back.

Finishing in a close third was Nicholas Keefer (Lakewood Country Club) and amateur Adam Gray. Four teams finished tied for fourth:

T4           Brookman/Grandy          -6            F              66

T4           Schuller/Hoover              -6            F              66

T4           Miller/Warnquist            -6            F              66

T4           Schultz/Thatcher             -6            F              66

In the individual professional rankings, Hoffman (Westwood Country Club) finished first with a 68, 4-under-par. Followed by Steven Delmar, PGA of Columbia CC (69) and John O’Leary, PGA of Trump National Golf Club, D.C. (70).

Rick Schuller, PGA of Stonehenge Golf & Country Club, won the individual professional senior division, also shooting a 68 (4-under-par) followed by Dirk Schultz, PGA of Beaver Creek Country Club, with a 69 (3-under-par).

Thank you to all professionals and amateurs who competed this year and Lakewood CC for hosting the event.

Full Results: https://mapga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/mapga18/event/mapga1821/contest/13/leaderboard.htm

Written by Jeremy Beale

Tee Times are set for the 51st PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse

The MAPGA wants to wish best of luck to the following MAPGA Pros as they head to Seaside, California to participate in the 51st PGA Professional Championship at Bayonet Black Horse June 17-20, 2018:

PROFESSIONAL LOCATION TEE TIMES
Craig Callens Hermitage Country Club 8:25 AM
Adam Decker University of Richmond 8:40 AM
Jim Estes Olney Golf Park 1:10 PM
Mark Evenson The Suburban Club 9:00 AM
Jimmy Flippen, Jr. Ringgold Golf Club 8:55 AM
David Hutsell  Pine Ridge Golf Club 1:30 PM
Yong Joo TopGolf – Loudoun 1:25 PM
Chad Moseley Belle Haven Country Club 2:15 PM
John O’Leary Trump National Golf Club (DC) 9:00 AM
Dirk Schultz  Beaver Creek Country Club  8:30 AM
Josh Speight Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club 2:05 PM
Chip Sullivan  King Carter Golf Club 1:40 PM
Ricky Touma Burning Tree Club 2:25 PM

Tune in for the first round of the 2018 PGA of America Championship at 4:30 PM (ET)

      

The 2018 PGA Professional Championship presented by Club Car and OMEGA, features a $550,000 purse. The 2018 Champion will have their name inscribed on the base of the Walter Hagen Cup and will receive exemptions for:

2018 PGA Championship

2019 PGA Cup

Six PGA Tour events over a 12-month period

The low 20 scorers in the Championship earn a berth in the 2018 PGA Championship, Aug. 9-12, at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri.

Presented by: Club Car, OMEGA

Supported by: Titleist/ FootJoy, Nike, TaylorMade Golf

Supporting Partners: Golf Channel, PGA TOUR

Written by Jeremy Beale

National PGA Scholarship Winners Announced

The 2018 National PGA Scholarship Winners were announced, May 31. Congratulations to the nine students (listed below) that were selected from the MAPGA Section! A total of $402,000 in scholarships will be awarded to 186 students.

Level Name Scholarship Type Amount Member
High school Christopher Forgash National $2,000 Craig Forgash, PGA
High school Noah Gyscek National $2,000 Peter Gyscek, PGA
High school Sydney Pulliam National $2,000 Timothy Pulliam, PGA
High school Chloe  Sass National $2,000 William Sass, PGA
High school Nina Smith National $2,000 James Hiskey, PGA
College Skylar Foister National $2,000 Arthur Foister, PGA
College Anna Haught National $2,000 Gary Haught, PGA
College Katelyn Schuh National $2,000 Bob Schuh, PGA (Grandfather)
College Olivia Zachman National $2,000 Jeffrey Zachman, PGA

Please note the PGA Financial Assistance Fund is able to grow solely through investment earnings and contributions from PGA Members. Members are given the option of contributing to the PGA Financial Assistance Fund on their Member Dues each year. Any contribution will help grow the fund and, in turn, provide more PGA Scholarships to Member’s children and grandchildren in the future.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the PGA Scholarship Program, please reach out to me at vjohnson@pgahq.com, or via phone at (561)624–7654. Thank you.

Christopher Forgash

Christopher Forgash, son of Craig Forgash, PGA, at the Golf Club at Lansdowne is expected to graduate this spring from Tuscarora High School with a 3.98 GPA. During his academic career he participated in his high school band playing, competing in competitive hockey and being an active member of his school’s Math club, team and honor society. In his spare time he also volunteered tutoring elementary school children in mathematics while holding a part-time job.  He also scored a 1430 out of a possible 1600 on his SAT and 30 out of 36 on his ACT. Forgash plans to major in Computer Science and Engineering in college.

Noah Gyscek

Noah Gyscek son of Peter Gyscek, PGA – Head Golf Coach Washington & Lee University will graduate from Rockbridge County High school this year with a 3.4 GPA. During his high school career, he was in the Advanced Placement Program, French Club, Ski Club, Running Club and Model UN. He also competed on his school’s golf and tennis team. On top of all of these clubs, he was also the leader and organizer behind his school’s Boxing Club which now boasts 17 members. He scored a 30 on his ACT and plans to major in Business Management and Computer Science in college.

Chloe  Sass

Chloe Sass, daughter of William Sass, PGA, of Ocean City Golf Club will graduate from Stephen Decatur this year. She was in the Advanced Placement Program at her school while participating in an array of clubs and athletic programs. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, School Newspaper, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, school Basketball and Lacrosse team and the Students Against Destructive Decisions program.  She did all of this while managing a part-time job and maintaining a 3.86 GPA. She plans to attend Washington College, where she will major in Engineering and Pre-Medical studies. Sass scored 1250 on her SAT.

Nina Smith

Nina Smith will graduate from Druid Hills High School with a 3.94. She was in her schools Advanced Placement Program, Beta Club, Choir, Computer Club/Team/Honors Society Female Empowerment Movement Club, French Club, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Science Clubs/Team/Honors Society and Service Clubs. She also served as Class Officer in Student Government. In her spare time she attended St. Bartholomew’s Youth group, took after school electives in Ornithology and Oceanography and competed on her high school softball team. She scored 1480 on her SAT and plans to study engineering in college. James Hiskey, PGA professional in Annapolis, MD recommended her for the scholarship.

Sydney Pulliam

Sydney Pulliam daughter of Timothy Pulliam, PGA, in Richmond, Virginia, will graduate from Douglas S. Freeman High School this year with a 4.0 GPA. She was in the school’s Advanced Placement Program and also was a member of the National Honor Society, Math Clubs/Team/Honors Society, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. When she wasn’t keeping a perfect academic transcript she volunteered at Bandit’s Adoption and Rescue of K-9’s Shelter. Pulliam also interned for the Supreme Court of Virginia as well as participated in Model United Nation and Model Congress addressing the issues facing the nation and world. She also served as the Rebelettes Class of 2018 Service Club President, Secretary, and Historian during her High School career and participated in Relay for Life and volunteered with the Special Olympics. Outside of academics, she competed on her high school softball team. After high school, she plans to study Law and Political Science.

Skylar Foister

Skylar Foister daughter of Arthur Foister, PGA, at The Golf Club at Lansdowne is a junior at Florida State University studying Criminology. She maintained a 3.89 GPA while participating in Amnesty International and the school’s Rock Climbing club.

Anna Haught

Anna Haught, is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship award. She is the daughter of Gary Haught, PGA, Head Professional at Blue Hills Golf Course. Now a sophomore at Virginia Tech she has maintained a 3.98 GPA, studying engineering. This past year she was able to participate in her school’ s Engineering Expo. When she isn’t literally running around campus you can find her participating in Relay for Life events or volunteering with Rescue Mission an organization that provides assistance to the homeless.

Katelyn Schuh

Katelyn Schuh, granddaughter to the late Bob Schuh, PGA, at Pleasant Valley Golf Course is now a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship. She has maintained a 4.00 GPA while attending Clemson University, majoring in Environmental Science. She is an active member of her sorority and enjoys participating in Relay for Life events.

Olivia Zachman

Olivia Zachman daughter of Jeffrey Zachman, PGA, at Piney Branch Golf & Country Club, is a junior at St. Lawrence University, majoring in history and maintaining a 3.63 GPA. Zachman played golf, tennis and basketball at North Carroll High School and currently competes on her collegiate golf team. When not on the course or hitting the books she is an active member of an Acapella Group on campus and is a part of the Arabic Club. She also volunteers in the campus kitchens serving meals to the impoverished community members. She is also employed part-time and participates in Relay for Life events. She is a two-time recipient of the National Scholarship Award.

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