Hermantown's Kragseth Receives Full-Ride Caddie Scholarship

Updated: February 18, 2020 08:29 PM

Hermantown senior Steven Kragseth spent the last three summers caddying at Northland Country Club, that made him eligible for the Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies. Not only was Kragseth a finalist, he was also a recipient for this full-ride scholarship.


"It was crazy that I was even going to be a finalist," explained Kragseth. "I didn't know I was going to get that far. Seeing my mom come to school and say come down to the office. I was like 'oh boy.' She gave me the little packet, I opened it up and it said congratulations. I was just kind of speechless."

Kragseth will attend the University of Minnesota on the full tuition and housing scholarship renewable up to four years for high school seniors who have worked at least two years as a caddie at a Western Golf Association member club.

He as well as Duluth Marshall's Molly Shottenbauer are among the recipients from Northland Country Club. They were among 850 applicants in Minnesota that had to gather letters of recommendation, write an essay, apply to the university, and do a formal interview in front of about 100 board members.

"The caddies do all the work," explained Northland County Club Board Member and representative for the Evans Scholarship Gregg McCall. "They do the multiple years of caddying, having good grades, be involved in extra-curricular activities, and be good characters. It's one of the oldest scholarships out there. Over 1,000 caddies are currently Evans scholars. Right now in the house, I believe we have six Evans scholars from Northland Country Club alone.

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