Roller, Cox to receive Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame scholarships

The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its scholarship recipients for 2020 are Gentry Cox of Duncan and James Roller of Tulsa. Both will receive a $5,000 scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year.

Cox, boasting a 4.0 grade point average, will be a pre-med student at the University of Oklahoma this fall. The four-year letterwinner helped lead Duncan to state championships as a freshman and sophomore. She is a member of the OU President’s Leadership Council, and the  Oklahoma and National Honor Society.

Roller will attend and play golf for Texas Tech University. He helped lead Regent High School to the Class 2A state championship in 2018 and Class 3A state championship in 2019. He won four times on the Oklahoma Junior Golf Tour, had three top-10s and a victory in AJGA events and was awarded the AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award in 2019. He also raised $18,000 for College Golf  Fellowship as part of the Leadership Links program on the AJGA Tour.

Tom Jones

“The quality of applicants for our Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame scholarships is more than impressive,” said Tom Jones, chairman of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Executive Board. “Their accomplishments in the classroom, on the golf course and off the course, gives me confidence that the future is in good hands.”

“The HOF is so happy to be able to help young men and women in Oklahoma continue their education,” said Lew Erickson, who chairs the scholarship committee. “Our 2020 recipients – J.P. and Gentry – have excelled in school, community and on the golf course.

“A common theme from all of this year’s applicants, was that they missed being on the golf course and with classmates this spring.  It was sad that their senior year was cut short, but their accomplishments were amazing.  We are proud of all our applicants.”

The two will be honored at the 2020 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame Fall Classic of which details are still to be announced. The next induction ceremony will be in 2021 in Oklahoma City. Be sure to visit www.oklahomagolfhof.org for videos, bios and stories on all Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame inductees.

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