Brad Monroe Leads 2021 SDGA Player of the Year Awards



The 2021 season has been completed and the SDGA Player of the Year Awards have been announced.


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SDGA Men's Player of the Year

Brand Monroe, Lake Shore Y&CC

Finished with 750 total points

- Runner-up at 2021 Gerry Ashe Memorial

- 3rd at 2021 Post-Standard Amateur

- 3rd at 2021 NYS Men's Four-Ball

- T12 at 2021 NYS Men's Mid-Am


SDGA Junior Player of the Year

Johnny Gruninger, Bellevue CC

Finished with 1107 total points

- Won the 2021 SDGA Junior Match Play

- Won the 2021 Onondaga Junior Invitational

- Won the CNY PGA Junior Open

*Fourth time winning award


SDGA Sub-Junior Player of the Year

Jackson Saroney, Drumlins CC

Finished with 874 total points

- Won the 2021 SDGA Junior Classic

- Competed in 2021 Williamson Cup Matches

- Runner-up at NYS Boys' 14U Junior Amateur

*Second consecutive year winning award


SDGA Senior Player of the Year

Kevin VandenBerg, Tuscarora GC

Finished with 1493 total points

- Qualified for U.S. Senior Amateur, advanced to match play

- Won 2021 SDGA Senior Stroke Play

- Won the 2021 Sunnehanna Senior Invitational

- Runner-up at 2021 NYS Men's Senior Am

- 3rd in 2021 Senior Porter Cup



SDGA Super Senior Player of the Year

Todd Dischinger, Foxfire GC

Finished with 1113 total points

- Won the 2021 SDGA Super Senior Match Play

- Won the 2021 SDGA Super Senior Stroke Play

- Runner-up at the 2021 SDGA Audi Memorial


SDGA Golfer of the Year

Todd Dischinger, Foxfire GC

Selected for his commitment to local amateur golf, and leadership, time, commitment, and tireless work ethic as president of the Syracuse District Golf Association.


The SDGA would like to thank this year's interns, Dan Mort of Liverpool and Michael Dirkes of Granby, Mass. for their tireless efforts in conducting the association's championships. We wish them luck as they take their next steps in their careers.

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