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NORTON, Massachusetts – Mass Golf is thrilled to announce that the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund has selected two academically and athletically gifted individuals to receive the WGAM/Dolly Sullivan Scholarship.
The endowed scholarship was first established in 1999 by the former Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts and named after the late Dolly Sullivan, an outstanding player and former physical education teacher at Milton Academy. Sullivan was the niece of Francis Ouimet, and the scholarship’s purpose is to assist female Ouimet scholars who have either worked as golf course employees or have competed in women’s golf events in Massachusetts.
This year’s scholarship winners are Courtney Cutting, of Scituate, and Emily Hunt, of Sandwich.
Cutting, a sophomore Accounting major at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., grew up playing the game alongside her father Robert and older sister Christine. In middle school, Courtney began teaching junior golf lessons at Harmon Golf in Rockland. Cutting later spent two summers on the outdoor operations staff at Hatherly Country Club, where she prepared the golf carts, the driving range and worked in the pro shop.
“When I looked up past award recipients, I read up on who they were, and just the things that they have done were incredible, so to be associated with a group of people like that is just an amazing honor for me,” Cutting said.
Though she’s dedicated to golf, Cutting has excelled in academics and also competes in soccer and track & field for Catholic University. Cutting also has also volunteered to build homes in Virginia for the Appalachian Service Project.
Cutting said this scholarship will assist her pursuit of a master’s degree plus the tests needed to become a Certified Public Accountant.
“I would also love to go abroad next semester next spring, so having scholarships, especially ones as great as these, are so helpful especially for the future,” Cutting said.
Hunt, a junior Business Administration major at Merrimack College, has also excelled as a student-athlete. Hunt is a member of Merrimack’s women’s golf team and has made the college’s Dean’s List in 2020 and 2021. At age 13, Hunt became a caddie at The Ridge Club and also worked in the pro shop, beverage cart barn, and a lifeguard. She also remained involved in The First Tee program where she learned about the game and its core values. Two years ago she was selected as a national First Tee Scholar.
Hunt said the scholarship will help her pursue a master’s degree in business and launch a career in finance.
“Learning a strong work ethic at such a young age really helped shape who I am today,” Hunt said. “It is so nice to know that the community that I grew up working with supports me and I could not be more thankful. Golf is a sport designed for life, and I think it is amazing to see more and more women get involved- and I want to see this grow more in the future.”
Mass Golf’s Dolly Sullivan Team Best Ball Women’s Tournament, which was most recently held over two days this past summer at The Cape Club of Sharon, has long been an important fundraiser for the scholarships. The TPC Boston team of Tina Newman, Debbie Deeb, Michelle Ouellette, and Susan Mackey split the team title with Thorny Lea GC foursome Megan Buck, Lorraine Feeney, Courtney Lee, and Laura Jean Mann.
Named after the late Dolly Sullivan, an outstanding player and former physical education teacher at Milton Academy, the WGAM/Dolly Sullivan Scholarship was established by the former Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts.
Founded in 1949, The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund awards millions in need-based college scholarships each year to deserving young men and women who have worked at Massachusetts golf courses. All Ouimet Fund scholarships are renewable and worth an average of $30,000 over the course of four years, with some students receiving as much as $80,000.