The South Dakota Golf Association Junior Golf Foundation offers six $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors who will be attending a post high school educational facility in South Dakota. Scholarships will be paid in the second semester. Scholarship winners will be responsible for sending verification from their school stating the student is enrolled full time for the spring semester of 2022.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION
SCREENING OF APPLICANTS
A committee of SDGAJGF Directors will determine scholarship winners. Participation in SDGA-related play will be given a high priority. Winners of scholarships will be determined by participation on the SDGA Junior Tour, SDGA Adult championships and the SDGA Junior Championship. In addition, applicants will be judged by their participation in golf at the local club level, their high school academic achievement and participation in other high school activities not related to golf, as well as leadership qualities, honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship.
Taylee Indahl of Burke, who is attending Dakota Wesleyan University
Austin Boomsma of Wessington, who is attending the University of Sioux Falls
Nathan Buisker of Volga, who is attending South Dakota State University
Carly Kunkel of Sioux Falls, who is attending the University of South Dakota
Lauren Tims of Sioux Falls, who is attending Augustana University
Ben Daane of Rapid City, who is attending the University of South Dakota
Taylee Indahl - Taylee has had a stellar junior golf career, with Class B individual and team titles at Burke HS. She was named to the All-Tournament Team five times. She was a two-time point leader on the SDGA Junior Tour and had numerous individual wins on the Junior Tour and at Burke HS. Taylee also excelled in both basketball and volleyball. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is very active in many service organizations. She is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Dakota Wesleyan University where she is playing volleyball.
Austin Boomsma - Austin won individual and team Class B championships while playing for James Valley Christian. He played extensively on the SDGA Junior Tour and SDGA | Sanford Golf series, winning many events and leading the points race three years. He has been on the honor roll throughout high school and has given back to the game by helping with the junior golf program at his course. Austin in majoring in Business Administration at the University of Sioux Falls and is a member of the golf team.
Nathan Buisker - Nathan Buisker set records at Sioux Valley for lowest score and best finish when he placed 4th at the 2019 Class A golf championship. He credits the SDGA and SDGA Junior Tour for fostering his interest and dedication to golf. He found an outlet for his love of the game by helping extensively with the junior program at Meadow Creek GC. In addition to his 4.0 PGA, Nathan was involved in many other extra-curricular activities. Nathan will study Pharmaceutical Science at South Dakota State University.
Carly Kunkel - Carly had an amazing career at O'Gorman HS, leading her team to three consecutive Class AA championships, making the All-Tournament team three times including two runner-up finishes as an individual. She competed extensively on the SDGA Junior Tour and SDGA | Sanford Golf Series and was named 2018 Girls Golfer of the Year at the Argus Sports Awards . In addition to her state golf championships, she was starting point guard for a state championship basketball team. Carly is majoring in Business Adminstration and Marketing at the University of South Dakota.
Lauren Tims - Lauren played in the Class A tournament for Sioux Falls Christian starting in the 8th grade and made the All-Tournament team twice. She competed on the SDGA Junior Tour and SDGA | Sanford Golf Series, as well as winning two events on th Minnesota PGA Junior Tour. Lauren was also a leader on the basketball team and in other activities at her school. Lauren is studying Business and Entrepreneurial Studies at Augustana University and is playing on the golf team.
Ben Daane - Ben has led Rapid City Stevens to two team runner-up finishes while making the All-Tournament team twice. He capped a stellar SDGA junior career with the 2020 SDGA Junior Championship and 2020 SDGA Junior Male Golfer of the Year. He also competed on the Rocky Mountain Junior Tour and the AJGA. He was a member of the honor roll, and Ben will continue his education at the University of South Dakota where he will major in Criminal Justice/Political Science and is a member of the golf team.
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