Jacob Sexton wins Scism Scholarship
Reitz graduate Jacob Sexton was named the winner of the Dan Scism Scholarship Award Sunday during the second round of the Evansville Courier & Press Men’s City Golf Tournament at Fendrich Golf Course.
“The committee got this one right,” said tournament director Bob Walther. “Jacob Sexton is a fine young man, very deserving of this award.”
Sexton was overwhelmed Sunday when informed he was the winner of the $20,000 scholarship, which he will use in the fall at the University of Southern Indiana,
“As for me, I can’t put into words what this means to me and my family,” said Sexton, a four-year golfer for the Panthers.
“They always told me I’d go places in this life and this is a big first step in that direction.”
Sexton was eligible for the award after playing in the City Qualifier at Fendrich and carding a 75, which made the field. But a prior commitment prevented from playing in the tournament proper.
“Hopefully I can come back and qualify next year,” said Sexton. “It’s really exciting to win this award.
“It’s going to help kids like me even more in the future. This is the first year it’s $20,000 and they’re trying to grow it even more. It gives me a lot of options going forward.”
The Scism Award is named for the former Courier sports editor, who founded the Men’s City and helped establish it as one of the premium top amateur tournaments anywhere…Steve Ford…