Thirteen caddies awarded after meeting at Lakewood CC

GOLF, IL – Thirteen Colorado students have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview held at Lakewood Country Club in Lakewood, Colorado, on Jan. 29.

Each caddie has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2019 as Evans Scholars, with recipients awarded to the University of Colorado in Boulder. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Winners are listed below and organized by hometown.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Frank Morley. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The selection meeting at Lakewood Country Club was one of more than 20 such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2018-19 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 280 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 985 caddies are enrolled in 18 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,830 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“We were fortunate to have 13 awesome candidates from all over the state of Colorado, and it was the first year we had more women than men,” says Geoff Solich, lead WGA Director in the state of Colorado. “The Evans Scholars Program will forever change the lives of these young men and women and I am honored to be a part of it.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 32,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.



High School

Sponsoring Golf Club

Eliannah Angel-Lucero


Regis Jesuit HS

Cherry Hills CC

Ashby Baker


Fountain Valley School of Colorado

Roaring Fork Club

Aneka Van Hansen


Tara Performing Arts HS

Boulder CC

Chloe Bowden

Castle Rock

Colorado Early Colleges Parker

Cherry Hills CC

Joe Martinez

Colorado Springs

James Irwin Charter HS

Broadmoor GC

Anthony Digilarmo


Overland HS

Cherry Creek CC

Carmen Garcia


St. Mary's Academy

Cherry Hills CC

Quinn Hiatt


Overland HS

Cherry Hills CC

Grant Gorman


Lakewood HS

The Club at Rolling Hills

Amelia Moenster

Highlands Ranch

Rock Canyon HS

Cherry Hills CC

Brenna Sullivan


Holyoke Senior HS

Ballyneal GC

Samuel Dahm


Chaparral HS

Colorado GC

Michael Corrigan*


Legacy HS

Denver CC