Parker Gordon is unique not just because he is one of the first 2 golfers to earn a scholarship from the Greenbrier high team. What makes him special is, he was a baseball player. The only problem was, he wanted to play for his school team at Greenbrier, which just happened to be one of the premier baseball programs in the state.
Though he may not have realized at the time, Parker's inability to make the baseball team was a blessing in disguise. It caused him to pick up golf seriously two years ago. Turns out, he's pretty talented.
He was named the Augusta Area Junior Golf Association player of the year last year and has qualified 2 years running for the Optimist International Junior Tournament. That led to a college scholarship offer from Armstrong Atlantic State, which may have been a surprise to many people, except, of course, Parker.
"After the first four or five months I started improving and I would look at the college scores and I would see that it's definitely not that far out of reach and if I keep practicing I'd be able to make it."
Make it he did and he will now face off against former teammate Chris Hall who will be on the team at Peach Belt rival, Georgia Southwestern.