Grace Summerhays

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Courtesy Salt Lake Tribune

Grace Summerhays is part of the Summerhays family of golfers. She became the youngest female and fourth female golfer ever to make it to the Utah State Amateur on June 19, 2019, by shooting a 1-over-par 73.

She is the younger sister of Preston Summerhays and daughter of Boyd Summerhays. Her grandfather, Lynn, played collegiate golf and was president of the Utah Junior Golf Association. Her uncle Daniel Summerhays was runner-up twice on the PGA Tour and recently retired from professional golf. Her great uncle Bruce Summerhays Sr. is a three-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions. Her great-grandfather Pres Summerhays was the head golf coach for the University of Utah and was inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.

Grace often trains with her brother Preston, as well as with younger brother Cameron. She didn’t really get serious about the game until age 12. “Swimming was her main sport before golf. Now she wants to be the No. 1 player in the world and possibly compete in a PGA Tour event. She’s in the Class of 2022, but takes online classes and might graduate a year early.”[1]

In addition to the men’s events, Grace has competed in three Utah Junior Golf Association events the summer of 2020 and won two. She plans to try and qualify against the men again for the Utah State Amateur, which has moved to September.

She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.