Jeremy Davis has been knocking at the door for awhile. The BLITZ voting panel finally answered, honoring the Commerce senior with the Golfer of the Year honors. For Davis, it’s been a long time coming, as he’s been a staple for the Tigers squad, and consistently has been one of the top golfers in the area.
2019 By The Numbers
- Area 4th Place (75)
- 1A State 11th (85/81)
- 2-Year Commerce captain
- 3-time team low medalist
Davis just wrapped up his Commerce career with an 11th-place finish at state, which came on the heels of a 4th-place spot at the area tournament. Davis’ impact on the Commerce program will be felt for awhile, and it starts with the impact he had on rising star freshman Henry Sharpton, who earlier this season praised Davis’ ability to lead by example.
Davis is heading to Bryan College in Tennessee to continue his golf career and further his education. He is Commerce’s leading scorer for the past three seasons, and a two-time captain. He set a personal best this season when shooting a 38 on 9 holes.
Says coach Matthew Lund, “[Davis] is an absolutely tireless worker and has done a terrific job leading this team.”
- Jeremy Davis – 71 pts (10 first-place votes)
- Smith Caudell – 69 pts (8)
- Douglas Holloway – 43 pts (1)
- Luke Ramsey – 26 pts
Voting included our 19-person panel made up of sports reporters, writers, video producers, former coaches, players, GHSA officials, and sports experts. The voting is Heisman-style, with the following points system:
1st place votes: 5 pts; 2nd: 3 pts; 3rd: 2 pts; 4th: 1 pts; 5th-6th: 0.5 pts; 7th: 0.25 pts; 8th: 0 pts
History of Boys Golfer of the Year
- 2019: Jeremy Davis (Commerce SR)
- 2018: Chase Williams (Towns SR)
- 2017: Michael Weidner (Tallulah Falls SR)
- 2016: Hunter Burt (Dawson JR)
- 2015: Garrett Rowland (White SR)
- 2014: Garrett Rowland (White JR)
- 2013: Eli Crumley (White SR)
- 2012: Lee McCoy (Habersham SR)
- 2011: Aaron George (Lumpkin SR)
- 2010: Aaron George (Lumpkin JR)
Davis is the first Commerce golfer to earn this award, and makes the third straight senior from a class 1A school.
Looking Ahead – The Next Favorite
Three of the finalists are seniors, so it’s on the runner-up in this voting, Habersham freshman phenom Smith Caudell to follow up his incredible season. If he plays like that again next year, he’ll once again be in this discussion. Henry Sharpton, Davis’ teammate, is also a great candidate.