GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - Six Richmond-area high school golfers were among 31 students honored during the 2019 edition of VSGA Day on Monday morning. The Virginia State Golf Association annually hands out scholarship awards to a select group of student-athletes. Criteria includes having an interest in golf, high academic achievement, good character, extensive community involvement, and completing an essay on the impact of golf on the applicant’s life.
A total of $88,000 was awarded this year divided among the 31 award winners at Richmond Country Club.
Maggie Walker senior Lisa Qin earned the Spencer-Wilkinson Award scholarship of $6,000. She’ll attend the University of Virginia in the fall. Two of her teammates were also honored on Monday, as Virginia Adams also took home a Spencer-Wilkinson Award of $4,000 and Lucia Eovino earned a $3,000 award. Adams will attend Davidson and Eovino is headed to William & Mary.
Jordan Baker of Richmond Community High School was also given a $3,000 scholarship. He’ll be attending UVA this coming fall. Trinity’s Gabriel Parker and Wesley Runnion of Cosby each earned $2,000 scholarships. Parker will continue his education at William & Mary, while Runnion will pursue his higher education at Virginia Tech.
Since 1985, the VSGA has awarded nearly $2.4 million in scholarships and awards through its scholarship fund to 1,023 student-athletes. Funding for the scholarships is generated primarily from the sale of the VSGA VIP Golf Card.
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