Clemson signee Zack Gordon has been named the 2017-2018 NHSCA National High School Senior Boys’ Golf Athlete of the Year. Gordon is the first golfer from South Carolina and he joins a list of winners that has included current PGA Tour players Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Brian Harman.
Gordon won the South Carolina State Class 5A championship in May when he had rounds of 66 and 62. He broke the state championship record that had been held by current PGA Tour player Bill Haas. Gordon led Gaffney High School to the state championship.
Gordon won the 2017 CGA South Carolina Junior Match Play Championship.
Gordon also won the 2016 Carolinas Junior PGA Championship in Conway, South Carolina last summer when he had consecutive rounds of 68. He made a hole-in-one at that tournament.
“Zack is an excellent example what this award stands for,” said Eric Hess, Executive Director of the NHSCA. “He has excelled on the golf course and in the classroom. We congratulate him on an outstanding high school career and wish him good luck in college.”
National High School Boys’ Golf Athlete of the Year Selections:
2018—Zack Gordon, Gaffney HS, Gaffney. SC
2017 – Kaiwen Liu – Torrey Pines HS, California
2016 – Cooper Dossey – Vandegrift HS, Texas
2015 – Sam Burns – Calvary Baptist HS, Louisiana
2014 – Scottie Scheffler – Highland Park HS, Texas
2013 – Andrew Bieber – Gilmour Academy, Ohio
2012 – Wyndham Clark – Valor Christian HS, Colorado
2011 – Jordan Spieth – Dallas Jesuit HS, Texas
2010 – Cory Whitsett – Memorial HS, Texas
2009 – Cameron Peck – Timberline HS, Washington
2008 – Wesley Graham – Spruce Creek HS, Florida
2007 – Rickie Fowler – Murrieta Valley HS, California
2006 – Tim McKenney- Desert Mountain HS, Arizona
2005 – Brian Harman – Savannah Christian School, Georgia
2004 – Daniel Im – La Mirada HS, California
2003 – Brendon Todd – Green Hope HS, North Carolina
2002 – James Frost – Calais HS, Maine
2001 – John Bradley Holmes – Taylor County HS, Kentucky
2000 – Jason Furlow – DuQuoin HS, Illinois