Boys Golfer of the Year: Chase Williams
Towns County’s Chase Williams broke the school record for scoring average and at the state meet. His state tournament play saw him shoot a 79 in round one, and bested that with a 75 in round two.
When the final hole was played, Williams was the seventh-best golfer in Class 1A Public, as he led the Towns County Indians to a third place team finish and #3 state ranking.
Williams finished third in the area tournament (80) prior to state, and recording a 9-hole scoring average of 38 and a 75.8 18-hole average.
Williams had numerous Division-II and Division-III, as well as NAIA schools, but elected to play for UGA on their NCCGA golf team.
Our panel of 18 voters, made up of media reporters/broadcasters, former BLITZ players, former coaches and a couple of fans, submitted their Heisman-style ballots for the four finalists for the award:
HISTORY OF GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Williams is the first-ever Towns County golfer to take the Golfer of the Year award, which has been awarded to a golfer from a different program in four consecutive years.
2018 – Chase Williams – Towns County SR
2017 – Michael Weidner – Tallulah Falls SR
2016 – Hunter Burt – Dawson County JR
2015 – Garrett Rowland – White County SR
2014 – Garrett Rowland – White County JR
2013 – Eli Crumley – White County SR
2012 – Lee McCoy – Habersham Central SR
2011 – Aaron George – Lumpkin County SR
2010 – Aaron George – Lumpkin County JR
LOOKING AHEAD – THE NEXT FAVORITE(S)
We’re guaranteed a new winner next year, and all four finalists from this year are all seniors. So who’s next? Your guess is as good as ours, although there are plenty of young guys ready to make a name for themselves in 2019.