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GCSAA Legacy Award winners announced

Scholarship program aids children and grandchildren of association members

Lawrence, Kan. (July 14, 2020) -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG) in partnership with Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.

"GCSAA takes pride in providing assistance to our members’ families," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. "With the support of the EIFG and Syngenta, the Legacy Awards give students well deserved financial aid as they continue their education."

The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.

“Syngenta is committed to providing education to golf course superintendents and to the next generation of leaders through the Legacy Awards. This is one small way of thanking them for their dedication to grow and protect the game of golf,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf marketing manager for Syngenta.

2020 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (graduating high school seniors)
Benjamin Chase, Merrimack College
Dean Chase, Parent, Class A member, The Aquidneck Club, Portsmouth, R.I.

Carson Crow, The University of Georgia
Rodney Crow, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, GameDay Sports Turf Management, West Columbia, S.C.

Caroline Daly, Boston College
Patrick Daly, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Framingham Country Club, Framingham, Mass.

Emily DiFonzo, University of Pittsburgh
Thomas DiFonzo, Parent, Class A member, Deceased

Emily Jotzat, Grand Valley State University
Steve Jotzat, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Lost Dunes Golf Club, Bridgman, Mich.

Grant Kresina, The Ohio State University
Keith Kresina, Parent, Class A member, The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio

Ryan Lynagh, Penn State University
James Lynagh, Parent, Class A member, Bluestone Country Club, Blue Bell, Pa.

Mack Morris, University of Georgia
Tim Busek, Step-Parent, Class A member, St. Ives Country Club, Duluth, Ga.

Reagan Olli, Northern Michigan University
James Olli, Parent, Class B member, Michaywe Pines Course, Gaylord, Mich.

Abigail Tykwinski, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Michael Tykwinski, Grandparent, Class A member, Pipestone Country Club, Pipestone, Minn.

2020 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (college students)
Lindsey Adams, Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Jason Adams, Parent, Class A member, Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass.

Maggie Cincotta, Baylor University
Sean Cincotta, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Woods, Calif.

Anna Disselkamp, University of Louisville
Aaron Disselkamp, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Standard Country Club, Louisville, Ky.

Lauren Greene, Clemson University
David Greene, Parent, Class A member, Legacy Pines Golf Club, Mauldin, S.C.

Nicole Nelson, College of St. Scholastica
Troy Nelson, Parent, Class C member, Tianna Country Club, Walker, Minn.

Madisen Prasek, University of South Dakota
Gordon Prasek, Parent, Class A member, Jamestown Country Club, Jamestown, N.D.

Trevor Roznowski, Ferris State University
Jason Roznowski, Parent, Class A member, Red Hawk Golf Club, East Tawas, Mich.

Meghan Roznowski, Grand Valley State University
Jason Roznowski, Parent, Class A member, Red Hawk Golf Club, East Tawas, Mich.

Mikayla Santjer, Northland College
Ross Santjer, Parent, Class A member, Moccasin Creek Country Club, Aberdeen, S.D.

Brandon Seliga, Berklee College of Music
Gordon Seliga, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Lake View Country Club, North East, Pa.

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About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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