Finalists interviewed at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado

GLENVIEW, IL – Thirteen students from the state of Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado, on Jan. 28.

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 will begin college in the fall of 2020 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.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes 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 Colorado 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 men and women 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.

Listed below – and organized alphabetically by hometown - are the newly awarded recipients from the Colorado selection meeting.


Sponsoring Club

High School


William Kissinger

Lakewood Country Club

Arvada West HS


Dakota Makinen

Denver Country Club

Denver School of the Arts


Tucker Bruce

Roaring Fork Club

Basalt High School


Tristan Johnston

Roaring Fork Club

Basalt High School


*Natalia Garayoa

Cherry Hills Country Club

Mullen High School


Giovanny Gordillo

Cherry Hills Country Club

Regis Jesuit HS


Ethan Perlstein

Castle Pines Golf Club

ThunderRidge HS

Highlands Ranch

*Alexander Granquist

Columbine Country Club

Lakewood HS


Fenton Dowling

Meridian Golf Club

Regis Jesuit HS


Cerra Shattuck

Boulder Country Club

Skyline High School


Logan Byler

Castle Pines Golf Club

Valor Christian HS


Autumn Henson

Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

Wray High School


Dane Srsen

Ballyneal Golf & Hunt Club

Wray High School


*Graduated from high school in 2019