Seven Local Golfers Receive Scholarships
The Alameda Junior Golf Club (AJGC) presented college scholarships to seven Alamedans for the 2017-2018 academic school year.
The scholarships were awarded to Anthony Davis (Chabot College), Thomas Flynn (University of Oregon), Michael Lee (UCLA), Emma McCarthy (St. Mary’s College), Eileen Rhatigan (University of San Diego), Corine Tan (UCLA) and Thomas Baumgartner (Sacramento State).
Baumgartner also received the prestigious Jack Clark Scholarship. The award is given each year to the junior member who over the years exemplified good sportsmanship and compassion for fellow golfers. Baumgartner has stepped up to volunteer his services to various civic groups associated with AJGC. He has also served as a role model for the younger club members.
The scholarships range from $600 for junior college students, and $1,200 to $1,500 for four-year college students. There are 10 junior club members currently attending college who have received AJGC scholarships.
Since 1995, AJGC has awarded more than $260,000 in college scholarships. The club has a membership of more than 200 golfers ranging in age from seven to 18. The club offers weekly golf tournaments throughout the summer, all run by a dedicated group of volunteers. All monies received go directly to help the AJGC’s numerous programs.