Joe Dumphy would be graduating from North Forsyth High School next week, marking a somber and poignant milestone in the brief history of the scholarship that has carried on his legacy in the aftermath of his passing three years ago.
Eight local high school golfers in the Class of 2018 were awarded a total of $17,500 from the Joe Dumphy Memorial Golf Scholarship, which was created in the memory of Dumphy, a rising sophomore at North, who passed away on July 26, 2015 from injuries suffered in a car accident leaving Chestatee Golf Club on June 27, 2015 with his grandparents. The scholarship is designed to continue to give back to the community and local college-bound golfers that emulate Joe’s character, citizenship, faith-based attitude and sense of giving.
This year’s winners were Forsyth Central’s Noah Gurr; West Forsyth’s Jacob Hobbs; Lambert’s Kate Owens; North Forsyth’s Jackson Boone, Griffin Orzech and Brayden Smith; Habersham Central’s Cooper Roland; and Camden County’s Thacher Neal.
The foundation is able to provide the scholarships due to the generosity of the community, fundraising efforts, family donations and the success of a memorial golf tournament, which be held this year at Chestatee Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 8. In three years, the foundation has awarded more than $32,000 in scholarships.
For more information, visit joedumphygolf.com.