THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational Women’s Tournament

THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational returned to a new location at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 36-hole stroke play competition for Black women golfers was held June 5 – 7, 2023. It is the home of the Meijer LPGA Classic. The winner of the event earned an exemption into the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give (June 15 – 18), as well as an exemption into the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, the LPGA tournament scheduled for July 19 – 22 in Midland, Michigan. The SHIPPEN winner will choose a partner to compete alongside in the Dow GLBI, which is a two-player team event.

Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) – Congratulates Paige Crawford and all of the women competing in the Women’s Division of The John Shippen National Invitational 2023.

The John Shippen National Invitational Women Results First – Third Place:

Name Resident Place Total to Par & Gross R1 R2 Total
Paige Crawford Colorado Springs, CO 1st +1 74 71 145
Anita Uwadia Lagos, Nigeria 2nd 


+2 71 75 146
Christina Carrol Bear Delaware 3 +5 78 71 149

We are excited to give the three BDSA Alumni a shout-out for competing in the John Shippen National Invitational 2023:

  • Lakareber Abe, The Woodlands, TX (Professional)

University of Alabama

  • Shasta Averyhardt, Flint, MI (Professional)

Jackson State University

  • Micaa’ Thomas, Beaumont, TX (Professional)

Savanah College of Art

THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Golf Invitational Men’s Tournament

THE JOHN SHIPPEN National Invitational, men competed in a 36-hole stroke play competition at Detroit Golf Club June 23 – 25, and the winner received an  exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Rocket Mortgage Classic (June 29 – July 2), Chase Johnson was fortunate to take home the first official purse of $20,000.

The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA) – Congratulates Chase Johnson and all players for the 2023 John Shippen National Invitational!

We support the excellence of The John Shippen Leadership Team and all of the competitors.  Outlined below are the Men’s Tournament Results from First – Third positions:

The John Shippen National Invitational Tournament Men Results First – Third Place:

Name Resident Place Total to Par & Gross R1 R2 Total
Chase Johnson Barberton, OH 1st -9 67 68 135
Troy Taylor II Westerville, OH 2nd 


-6 69 69 138
Michael Herrera Los Angeles, CA  T-3rd 


-5 72 67 139
Andrew Walker Holt, MI T-3rd 


-5 68 71 139

We are excited to give all 12 BDSA Alumni a shout-out who competed in the John Shippen 2023 Invitational:

  • Aaron Beverly, Vallejo, CA (Professional)

College:  Sacramento State University

  • Jordan Bohannon, Tampa FL (Professional)

College:  North Carolina Central University   

  • Gary Bullard, Chantilly, VA (Amateur)

College: Army West Point United Military Academy

  • Kevin Hall, Cincinnati, OH (Professional)

College: Ohio State University

  • Christian Heaven, Scottsdale, AZ (Professional)

Georgetown College

  • Joe Hooks, Detroit, MI (Professional)

Wayne State University

  • Kristopher Stiles, Palmdale, CA (Professional)

San Jose State University

  • Joey Stills Orlando, FL (Professional)

University of West Florida

  • Troy Taylor II, Westerville, OH (Amateur)

Michigan State University

  • Andrew Walker, Holt, MI (Professional)

Michigan State University

  • Everett Whiten Jr. Chesapeake, VA

Howard University

  • Wyatt Worthington II Columbus, OH

Methodist University