Finalists interviewed at Seattle Golf Club in Seattle

SEATTLE – Four students from the Pacific Northwest have been awarded the prestigious Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview held at Seattle Golf Club on Feb. 19.

Each caddie has a unique story, which reflects the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character.

They’ll begin college this fall as Evans Scholars at the University of Washington at Seattle. The Evans Scholarship is valued at an estimated $120,000 over four years. Below is a complete list of recipients.

“These deserving young students epitomize what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman Kevin Buggy. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The selection meeting in Seattle was one of more than 20 such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2019-20 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 285 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Glenview, 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 1,010 caddies are enrolled in 18 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 11,050 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“These young students all have shown excellence in the classroom and in their communities, as well as on the golf course,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 32,500 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $14 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.

Below is a list of recipients.


Sponsoring Golf club

High School


Lachlan Stewart

Victoria Golf Club (BC)

Ecole Victor Brodeur

Victoria, British Columbia

Laszlo Torok

Victoria Golf Club (BC)

St. Andrew's Regional HS

Victoria, British Columbia

Kai Hendee

Fairwood Golf & Country Club (WA)

Tahoma Senior HS

Graham, WA

Donghyun Hwang

Glendale Country Club (WA)

Eastlake HS

Sammamish, WA