Five junior golfers receive the 2023 Gay Brewer Jr. Grant
LOUISVILLE, KY (May 16, 2023) – Morgan Kennedy, Reed Richey, Georgia Blair Scott,
Evan Taylor and Winston Zhuang have been selected as this year’s 2023 Gay Brewer Jr. Grant
recipients. The Gay Brewer Jr. Grant awards players and their families financial assistance to
help mitigate the cost of junior golf competitions at a regional and national level.
This grant is in honor of the renowned Kentucky golfer who had extreme success on the PGA
Tour with ten wins including the 1967 Masters Tournament. Gay Brewer Jr. passed away in
2007, but he was able to give back to the Kentucky Golf Foundation by allowing Kentucky
junior golfers to continue their passion without any financial hindrances.
Morgan Kennedy of Ashland, Kentucky totaled seven first place finishes in her 2022 season,
including a major tournament at the Junior PGA Championship in the Girls 13-15 division with a
two day total of 149. As an incoming sophomore, Kennedy played in her first AJGA Tournament
Qualifier at Bellefonte Country Club last year finishing tied for 16th place. She is hoping to use
this grant to hopefully return to Bellefonte this year to add to her many titles. Kennedy, at age
15, played up in the Girls 16-18 division in the Kentucky PGA Lou Perry Tour Championship
where she finished second with a two day total of 151. Morgan finished out her year by getting
the opportunity to play at Pinehurst in the Donald Ross Junior Championship and is looking
forward to more experiences like this with the help of the Gay Brewer Jr. Grant.
“I would like to thank the Gay Brewer Jr. Grant Committee for this awesome opportunity! This
grant will allow me to continue to work towards improving my game and fulfilling my dream of
playing college golf. I’ll be able to compete and travel to bigger tournaments this summer and I
am so excited! My family and I are forever grateful! Thank you so much!” -Morgan Kennedy
Bowling Green native, Reed Richey, has a very impressive golf resume with awards of two All
Region teams, 4-time athlete of the week for Southern Kentucky, 2021 Buffalo Wild Wings
Scholar-Athlete of the Week, Kentucky High School State Academic Team, and 2022 Super
Preps South Central Kentucky Golfer of the Year. Richey has had a great deal of success
throughout his golf career including the Kentucky State Amateur in 2022 where he was the
youngest player to make the cut at Indian Hills Country Club where he shot a three-day total of
224. Richey is also seeking titles during his high school season as well, where he fired a seven
under, 65, at the KGCA All-State Tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links to tie for first place.
With Richey’s extensive resume, he plans to take his game to the national level, with the help of
the Gay Brewer Jr. Grant, where he will have plenty of opportunities to slate himself as a top
recruit for the 2024 class.
“It’s very humbling to receive a grant in honor of one of Kentucky’s best, Mr. Gay Brewer, Jr.
The support provided by this grant will be instrumental in helping me grow my golf game and to
further pursue my passion for this sport.” -Reed Richey
Georgia Blair Scott was one of the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour’s most recent winners at the
Spring Classic on April 15-16 firing a two day total of 168 at Danville Country Club. Scott has
won twice this year on the junior tour with her first victory at the Season Kick-Off at Oxmoor
Country Club. Georgia is currently ranked first for our 2023 Kentucky PGA Junior Tour Player
of the Year Standings. Georgia, from Lexington, Kentucky, had two top ten finishes in her 2022
high school season, with one being a tie for second place shooting a two-over, 74. Scott is a part
of the Lexington Catholic Golf team where they won the Region 9 Team Championship last year
to move onto the State Championship where they placed 4th overall. Scott plans to travel this
year to play in top ranked tournaments where she can grow as a golfer to potentially play the
sport she loves in college.
“Winning this grant will allow me to play in several regional tournaments this summer and
compete against a different group of girls.” -Georgia Blair Scott
Evan Taylor is from Winchester, Kentucky where he is a current sophomore at George Rogers
Clark High School. Taylor started playing golf at a later age in his life, where he believes this
grant will allow him the opportunity to play in more prestigious tournaments around the country
which will help him “make up for lost time”. Taylor’s golf career thus far has been nothing short
of outstanding with current wins at the Golfweek Junior Tour Elite Series where he started three-
over for the first day and bounced back shooting a three-under, 69 to secure a two day total of
144. In addition, Evan played in our Lou Perry Tour Championship where he placed fourth
overall and came in as runner-up at the Battle at Boone’s Trace with a second day score of three-
under, 69. As Taylor continues to play in more tournaments with the help of the Gay Brewer Jr.
Grant, he will have the opportunity to potentially fulfill his dream of playing collegiate golf.
"My goal is to play competitive golf at the collegiate level. Every higher-level tournament I
participate in gets me experience and closer to that goal. I am so thankful to Mr. Brewer’s
family, this grant will allow me to compete in more tournaments without worrying about the
cost." -Evan Taylor
Winston Zhuang of Lexington, Kentucky rounds out the list of the 2023 Gay Brewer Jr. Grant
recipients. A current freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zhuang has a very impressive golf
resume playing six AJGA events and fourteen US Kids Tournaments in 2021 and 2022. Winston
placed in the top ten of all of the US Kids Tournaments and won three of them. Zhuang had the
opportunity to play in the 2022 US Kids World Teen Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina
where he shot a three day total of 227. As of this year, Winston is ranked 86th in the 2026 class
of the AJGA Rolex Rankings and ranked third in Kentucky’s 2026 graduation class of AJGA
Rolex Rankings. Zhuang’s goal is to play collegiate golf for an Ivy League university. By
receiving the Gay Brewer Jr. Grant, Zhuang hopes to “encourage more juniors of different
backgrounds to participate and excel at this sport”.
"Golf has always been a passion of mine, and receiving the Gay Brewer, Jr. Grant is a dream
come true. This grant will enable me to continue honing my skills and competing at the highest
level. I am truly honored to have been chosen as a recipient, and I promise to use this opportunity wisely to further my development as a player. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Gay
Brewer, Jr. Grant Committee for their generosity and support. I hope that one day, I will be in a
position to pay it forward and help others, just as you have helped me."
About the Kentucky Golf Foundation:
The Kentucky Golf Foundation (KGF) is one of the three organizations encompassed under Golf
House Kentucky, in addition to the Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) and Kentucky PGA
Section (KPGA). The KGF is a joint initiative of the KGA and KPGA that was founded in 2002
to enhance lives through golf throughout the Commonwealth. The KGF is a 501(c)(3) charitable
About Kentucky Junior Golf:
Kentucky Junior Golf is part of the Kentucky Golf Foundation, one of three organizations that
comprise Golf House Kentucky. Kentucky Junior Golf includes the state’s top tournaments and
programs for the state’s golfers aged 18 or younger, featuring the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour,
Youth on Course, the Youth on Course caddie program, PGA Jr. League, and Drive, Chip &
Putt. Kentucky Junior Golf is dedicated to introducing Kentucky’s youth to the game of golf,
providing resources to further enjoyment within the sport, and developing the skills necessary for
players to thrive both on and off the golf course.