Eight New Jersey Caddies Earn NJSGA Evans Scholarships

Eight New Jersey Caddies Earn NJSGA Evans Scholarships

KENILWORTH, N.J. – Through the partnership of the New Jersey State Golf Association's Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Western Golf Association’s Evans Scholars Foundation, eight New Jersey caddies were awarded a full housing and tuition college grant.

Jhann Torres (Essex County CC), William Cosgrove (Manasquan River GC), Declan Murphy (Manasquan River GC), Edward Myronoff (Baltusrol GC), Jakob Krombholz (Plainfield CC), Maso Adao (Baltusrol GC), Riordan Walker (Spring Lake GC) and Luke Roy (Spring Lake GC) were chosen based on displaying a strong caddie record, excellent academics, financial need and outstanding character. Candidates must meet the qualifications of both organizations to earn the scholarship.

"We are thrilled that eight exceptional individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the classroom, on the golf course and in their communities in New Jersey will receive a full scholarship and a first-class college education," said NJSGA President Rod McRae. "The blossoming partnership between the NJSGA CSF and the WGA ESF is evident in the growing number of deserving candidates we are able to award this prestigious scholarship to and is one we hope to expand upon for years to come."

The students will begin college will begin college this fall as NJSGA Evans Scholars at one of the Program’s 24 partner universities across the nation, with most expected to attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Currently, there are 17 NJSGA Evans Scholars in school this year. The scholarship is valued at more than $125,000 over four years.

“We are thrilled to welcome this new group of student caddies to the Evans Scholars family, having worked in close partnership with NJSGA at some of the finest clubs in not just the state, but the entire country,” said WGA Chairman Steve Colnitis. “The students’ dedication in the classroom, on the golf course and in their communities represents what our Program has been about since 1930.”

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

Listed below are the newly awarded NJSGA Evans Scholars.


First Name Last Name Hometown Sponsoring Club High School
Jhann Torres Belleville Essex County Country Club Saint Benedict's Prep School
William Cosgrove Brielle Manasquan River Golf Club Manasquan High School
Declan Murphy Brielle Manasquan River Golf Club Manasquan High School
Edward Myronoff Chester Baltusrol Golf Club Delbarton School
Jakob Krombholz Metuchen Plainfield Country Club Metuchen High School
Mason Adao Rahway Baltusrol Golf Club Saint Benedict's Prep School
Riordan Walker Sea Girt Spring Lake Golf Club Wall High School
Luke Roy Spring Lake Heights Spring Lake Golf Club Manasquan High School


About the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation

The NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation has been a shining light for over 76 years in providing financial assistance to deserving member club caddies pursuing higher education. Since 1947, it has provided more than 3,400 scholarships totaling more than $18 million. For the 2023-24 academic year, the Foundation will provide 150 caddies with over $800,000 in scholarships, representing 84 colleges and universities. To learn more, visit www.njsga.org/caddie-scholarship

About the New Jersey State Golf Association

Founded in 1900, the New Jersey State Golf Association promotes and preserves the traditions of the game of golf in the State of New Jersey. Today, more than 250 member clubs, courses, and organizations represent nearly 65,000 members of the NJSGA. Most importantly, due to the variety and quality of services provided to its member clubs, courses, and golfers, the Association continues to grow. The NJSGA is proud of its diverse tournament schedule, which includes 24 State Championships for golfers of varying backgrounds and skill levels. To learn more, visit www.njsga.org


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