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Announcing the 2020 David Parrott Memorial Scholarship Recipients


The Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) in conjunction with the Carolinas Golf Foundation (CGF) is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of the newly-created David Parrott Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to 14 high school seniors from around the Carolinas for their outstanding display of academic achievement, sportsmanship and community service.

“It was a difficult decision for our selection committee to only come up with (14) winners because every one of the candidates was deserving,” said CGF Director of Development, Braxton McLennan. “We were all so impressed with the level of commitment to better themselves and at the same time give back to the game that has given them so much.”

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award to recognize a Carolinas Junior Boys’ Team member who displayed excellence in academics and sportsmanship. The CGA expanded the award in 2018 to recognize a female member of the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Team and to award a $1,000 scholarship to both players.

The CGF continues to honor David’s memory by expanding the award to help support these students with their respective college educations by offering $25,000 annually to our CGA and Youth on Course Carolinas members.

“I am truly honored to have received the David Parrott Scholarship,” said scholarship recipient, Blake Brantley. “The CGA has been very good to me over the years and I have enjoyed representing such a wonderful organization.”

“I was just speechless and it was a blessing come true,” said scholarship recipient, Jaclyn Kenzel. The CGA has definitely grown my love for the game of golf through their yearly tournaments and by being able to help me meet new people. They’ve been lifelong friends and mentors and really helped me out throughout my life. I just want to say a huge thanks to the CGA and the Parrott family.”

This year’s recipients of the David Parrott Memorial Scholarship are:

Jacyln Kenzel ($5,000)
Victoria Hill ($2,500)
Emily Wellspeak ($1,000)
Charlotte Fox ($1,000)
Rebecca Connolly ($1,000)
Victoria Cook ($1,000)
Hailey Ellis ($1,000)

Blake Brantley ($5,000)
Nicholas Matthews ($2,500)
Garrett Clark ($1,000)
Palmer Mason ($1,000)
Marsalis Davis ($1,000)
William McAllister ($1,000)
Luke Nelson ($1,000)

About David Parrott

David Parrot was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 1982. During his brief illness, he participated in the golf camp at Duke University and competed in the SCGA South Carolina Junior Championship finishing third in his flight. He was given the Derek Davis sportsmanship award at the championship for his effort and determination, along with the inspiration he gave to all who knew him. David died July 29, 1982 at the age of 16.

In 1986, the CGA created the David Parrott Award which, to date, has been awarded over 38 times. The CGA expanded the award in 2018 to recognize a female member of the Carolinas Junior Girls’ Team.

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