Greenwich High golfer Danny Guise named Player of the Year

Greenwich High School standout golfer Danny Guise, who recently concluded his junior year for the Cardinals, was recently named Player of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association. Guise, a prominent member of a Greenwich team that finished the regular season undefeated before winning the FCIAC and CIAC Division I state tournament, was named First Team All-State along with teammates Stephen Pastore and Chris Pavelic. He earned medalist honors at the FCIAC Tournament, shooting a 2-under-par 69 and was named the league’s Player of the Year.

Guise, who will take his golf skills to Wake Forest University next year, also recently qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur, which will be  held at the Country Club of New England in Stratham, N.H., July 16-21. Guise earned a spot in the prestigious,  65th annual U.S. Junior Amateur by taking medalist honors at one of the Junior Amateur qualifiers last week at Oxford Greens, shooting a 150 (75-75). He was one of only three players that competed in the 65-player qualifier that earned a berth in the Junior Amateur.

At the Northeast Amateur, which is considered one of the top-10 amateur tournaments in the world by Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, Guise shot a 283 over four rounds (71-69-73-70) and finished in a tie for 38th. The event included many of the top college players in the nation.

Dave Fierro