GMC News

Mason Cup Award

By: Janeen Garpow (478-445-2035)
Source: Sonny Harmon (478-445-2668)


(Milledgeville, GA) January 24, 2008 – GMC junior college student and golf team member Stephen Simpson was presented the Mason Cup during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade held on Friday, January 18, 2008.

GMC Golf Coach Sonny Harmon said, “Stephen anchored the 2006 and 2007 teams at the National Tournament in Chautauqua, NY. He shot rounds in the seventies both years finishing as the eighteenth best player in the tournament (out of 110 golfers) and shot a subpar round of 71 to lead the tournament in the early rounds in 07. He was a consistent golfer both years and always a gentleman on the course. He was a product of Jones Co. High School and will complete his academic tenure at GMC this quarter. From here Stephen plans on pursuing a career in golf either as a player on one of the mini-tours or at a four year institution.”

The Mason Cup is an annual award named for Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Mason, Sr., of Milledgeville who established an endowment fund in 2001 to support the GMC junior college golf program. The inscription on the cup, which Mr. Mason authored, reads, “Golf and life will put your character to the test. Smile at the lie, have faith, achieve by effort, be determined and surpass the test.

Pictured, Stephen Simpson with Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mason.