Junior Golf

Griz and Schimpf are SC’s top juniors

Jonathan Griz from Bluffton is the youngest male golfer to win the Jay Haas Player of the Year Award.

Jonathan Griz from Bluffton and Abigail Schimpf from Daniel Island have finished the year on the top of the Heritage Foundation Junior rankings.

Griz won the Jay Haas Junior Boys player of the year award while Schimpf earned the Beth Daniel Girls player of the year award.

The two top golfers earned their awards by their finishes in state, regional and national championship events.

Griz wins Harvey Brock Orange Jacket Classic


Griz followed up the win at the Orange Jacket with a come from behind victory at the prestigious Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational. He started the final round trailing the leader by six shots, but made up the ground and won his first significant national event.

Griz wins Chapman Junior


He also won a pair of IJGT events as well as the Beaufort County High School Invitational and made the round of 32 at the US Junior.

Of the 23 events used in the ranking Griz posted 8 wins and 12 top-ten finishes.

Gene Zeigler from Florence was second with Drayton Stewart from Charleston, Nicholas Mayfield from Rock Hill and BronsonMyers from Columbia finished in the top-five.

The future Clemson golfer will receive his Player of the Year award from Haas at Thornblade Club on January 2nd.

Schimpf wins Beth Daniel Award

Abigail Schimpf won the Beth Daniel Player of the Year Award.

Schimpf was recently named the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Girls 13-18 National Player of the Year.

The future Gamecock golfer posted wins at the SCJGA Fall Challenge and the WSCGA Foundation Junior.

Schimpf earned runner-up finishes at The Blade Junior Classic, the CGA Twin State and a third place finish at the CGA Carolina Girls championship.

Jensen Castle from West Columbia finished second in the season long points race. Emily Dunlap from Mauldin, Isabella Rawl from Lexington and Rachel Rich from Mount Pleasant round out the top five golfers.

Schimpf will receive her award from Beth Daniel at a special presentation at the Country Club of Charleston on December 27th

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