Dean Shortridge Scholarship Award Winner Announced

ABERDEEN, SD (Press Release) – Junior Golf Aberdeen is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 Dean Shortridge Scholarship to benefit Aberdeen area junior golfers seeking post-high school educations.

Hayley Wirebaugh of Aberdeen, SD, was a multi-sport athlete for Aberdeen Central High School. She had a successful career playing golf for the top-rated Eagles girls team. Hayley also had a successful junior career playing in the PGA Junior League, SDGA Junior Tour, SDGA Championships, and many local championships. As a First Tee junior golf participant she reached the Eagle Level and went on to volunteer coach for the Aberdeen area First Tee program.

Hayley had an outstanding academic career graduating 27th in her class, was a member of the National Honor Society, and won many scholarly awards. She is attending South Dakota State and majoring in operations management.

For more information about the Dean Shortridge Scholarship or Junior Golf Aberdeen visit the Junior Golf page at or contact Dean Zahn at 605-226-0989.

Junior Golf Aberdeen is a non-profit organization seeking to impact the lives of young people through the game of golf by providing educational opportunities, competitive events, and quality facilities that will enhance their knowledge, enjoyment, and appreciation of the greatest game; and build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices. Programming includes the First Tee lesson programs, PGA Junior League, the City Junior Championship, and many outreach programs throughout the community.

Dean Shortridge was a long-time Aberdeen PGA Golf Professional that was a great advocate of junior golf. Junior Golf Aberdeen is pleased to continue his advocacy with this scholarship awarded in his name.