In 2019, the Sacramento Golf Council agreed to fund an annual $500 scholarship for a Sacramento area junior golfer who has played in junior tournaments sponsored by the Council. We have partnered with the First Tee of Greater Sacramento to use their scholarship award process each year. The Council intends to increase the scholarship awards in the future as funds become available. Donations to support the scholarships may be made at any time by sending a check to our Treasurer, Bob Adams, 5229 Willow Park Court, Carmichael, CA 95608. Checks should be made payable to “The Sacramento Golf Council” and include a note to indicate the donation is to support the scholarship fund.

Scholarship Recipients

2020 - Yusuf Ahmed and Megan Paracuelles

While attending Vista del Lago High School, Yusuf earned a 3.52 GPA. Yusuf has been a member of The First Tee for eleven years. During that time, he has volunteered over 100 hours with our chapter, been a life skills teacher, and represented our chapter at several national events. While attending the Life Skills & Leadership Academy, Yusuf was awarded one of First Tee’s highest honors, the Joe Louis Barrow Jr. Outstanding Male Leader Award. This fall, Yusuf will attend and play golf at Folsom Lake College, before transferring to a University where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Mikaela graduated from Vista del Lago High School, where she earned a 3.73 GPA. She has been a member of The First Tee for eight years. Mikaela has volunteered over 100 hours with our chapter, and was a representative for us at the 2019 PURE Insurance Championship. In addition, Mikaela was honored with our 2019 Junior Tour Core Value Award for her outstanding character. In the fall, Mikaela will be playing golf and majoring in biological science at UC Santa Cruz.

2019 - Yena Jang

The 2019 Sacramento Golf Council scholarship awardee is Yena Jang. Yena graduated from Granite Bay High School earning a 4.40 GPA. Yena has played in a number of Golf Council junior tournaments, winning the Girls Overall Championship for the 2018 County Junior Championship. She has been a member of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento (TFTGS) for seven years. Yena has been a lead life skills teacher with the TFTGS chapter and is at Eagle level in her life skills. She is a select member of The First Tee Scholars Class of 2019. In addition, Yena played in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship where she and playing partner, Duffy Waldorf, tied for 1st place. She will be attending and playing golf at Pomona College, where she will major in biology. Yena plans to go to medical school and is currently interested in becoming a dermatologist.