Hilton Head Golfer Named Junior Carolinas Player of the Year


Jonathan Griz won another of the top honors of the Carolinas.

Hilton Head Prep golfer won the Carolinas Junior Player of the Year award. Griz had previously won the Jay Haas Player of the Year award, awarded to the best junior golfer in South Carolina.

Griz is the first Hilton Head golfer to win this award since his debut in 2003. He is the third consecutive golfer to win this award, after Christian Salazar (2015) and Trent Phillips (2016-2017).

"It's such an honor to be named Carolinas' player of the year," said Griz. "It was one of my goals in early 2018 and being able to achieve it is a very positive feeling because I work very hard in this area. This gives me the confidence to go forward and hopefully be the world's number one junior in 2019. "

Griz is ranked # 1 in the latest Heritage Golf Foundation SC ranking of the Junior Classic Heritage Foundation. He is committed to playing golf at Clemson.

Among the praises of Griz last season, he notably won the Bobby Chapman Jr. Invitational, the Hilton Head Island Amateur, the Carolinas Junior PGA Championship, as well as numerous victories and firsts in many other regional and national events. Griz is also qualified for the American Junior Amateur and has qualified for the match play portion of this event.

The objectives of Griz for 2019 are noble but not unrealistic for a player of his talent. Griz hopes to not only become the first junior amateur golfer in the world this year, but also to be part of the Junior President's Cup team and qualify for the American Open.

Other Carolinas recipients of the award include Katherine Schuster (junior girls), Anna Redding (women), Kevin O & # 39; Connell (men), Lea Anne Brown (senior women), Paul Simson (senior men), Russ Perry (very senior men). ).