Southern California PGA Foundation Announces 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Over $100,000.00 awarded to seventeen exemplary student athletes

ONTARIO, CA (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) — The Southern California PGA Foundation has proudly unveiled its latest cohort of scholarship recipients, as 17 student-athletes will receive over $100,000 in college scholarships, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s commitment to empowering and supporting young individuals pursuing their education and enhancing their passion for the game of golf.

The Southern California PGA Foundation’s Grants and Scholarships Program is meant to recognize the hard work, effort, and determination of each recipient in the Southern California community. With a steadfast dedication to fostering educational opportunities and nurturing talent, the foundation has selected a diverse and promising group of student-athletes who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence, a passion for golf, and a drive to make a positive impact on their communities.

The SCPGA Foundation’s sole focus is to assist those in need through a variety of options focused on the game of golf. The life skills associated with the game are unmatched, and the SCPGA Foundation views each activity and event as key contributions to a junior’s overall mental, physical, and social development.

As these scholarship recipients embark on their academic journeys, they do so with the knowledge that they are part of a supportive network that believes in their potential and is invested in their success. The Southern California PGA Foundation’s announcement serves as a reminder that the spirit of golf extends far beyond the fairways and greens, reaching into the lives and aspirations of young individuals poised to make a difference. As the foundation continues to nurture and uplift these scholars, it reinforces its role as a driving force behind the future of golf, ensuring that the sport remains a dynamic and inclusive platform for both competition and personal development.

Below you will find the scholarship recipients listed along with their hometown and the university they are attending; 


SCPGA Foundation Scholarship – $10,000.00 to each

Daniel Lyne (San Diego, CA) Pitzer College

Sophia Soto (Riverside, CA) Dominican University

Ryan Ontiveros (Torrance, CA) UC Irvine

Vanessa Ngo (Mission Viejo, CA) University of Colorado Boulder 

Jennifer Gouisikul (Riverside, CA) UC Irvine 


The Friends of Golf Scholarship $2,500.00 to each

Sophia Martinez (Fullerton, CA) UC Irvine 

Derica Chiu (Oak Park, CA) Emory University 

Kourey Patterson (Los Angeles, CA) Alabama A&M University

Isabella Ly (Eastvale, CA) UC San Diego 


Bob McCurry Memorial Scholarship – $2,500.00 to each

Jake Cammarata (Long Beach, CA) The College of Wooster

Connor Williams (Escondido, CA) Arizona State

Avery Sky (Long Beach, CA) Cal State Long Beach

Charles Bailey (Castaic, CA) Albright College


TravisMathew Scholarship – $2,500.00

Cassandra Espinosa (San Diego, CA) University of Utah

Bear Huff (Riverside, CA) Howard University


Rex Cole Scholarship – $1,500.00

Alana Jacinto (Oceanside, CA) Menlo College


The JANE Scholarship – $4,500.00 

Faith Guevara (Covina, CA) Dominican University 


Thank you to all of the SCPGA Foundations supporters, including, the Bob McCurry Family, TravisMathew, the Friends of Golf, The Jane Anderson/Members of the Pauma Valley Country Club and The Riviera Country Club for affording us the opportunity to award these scholarships opportunities to the best and brightest student-athletes in Southern California.

For questions about the SCPGA Scholarship program, contact SCPGA Foundation Director Anthony Leone at