Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award Recipients

The Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards was created by our tournament upon Mr. Nelson’s passing as a way to honor his legacy and to recognize the achievements of junior golfers around the world. Young athletes who distinguish themselves with a high level of junior tournament play as well as excellence in academics, a commitment to community service and exceptional character are selected.


Meet this year’s winners …


Philip Barbaree

Currently a junior at Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana
2015 USGA Junior Champion
2015 AJGA Rolex Player of the Year
2015 Shreveport Times Sportsperson of the Year
Currently ranked # 2 in the AJGA Boys Ranking
National Honor Society / GPA of 4.64
Verbally committed to play for Chuck Winstead at LSU
Active with American Diabetes Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes & Young Life Bible Study


Cooper Dossey

Currently a senior at Vandergrift High School in Austin, Texas
Winner of the 2014 AJGA Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award
Led Vandergrift High School to three straight state championships
Individual Champion in 2016 Class 5 A state high school championship
National Honor Society / GPA 3.78
Signed a letter of intent to play for Mike McGraw at Baylor University
Active in Teen Community Bible Study & Austin Christian Fellowship


Ryan Grider

Currently a junior at iSchool High in Lewisville, Texas
2015 Byron Nelson Junior Champion
2015 AJGA Second Team All American
2014 Legends Junior Golf Tour’s Player of the year
GPA 4.2
Verbally committed to play for Mike McGraw at Baylor University
Actively involved with NTPGA Golf Foundation & Junior Diabetes Research Foundation


Davis Shore

Currently a junior at Christian Academy of Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
2015 Tennessee Golf Association Junior Amateur Player of the Year
Winner of 2015 Junior Jones Cup Invitational
Individual Champion 2014 & 2015 Tennessee A-AA Division High School Championships
Currently ranked # 3 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings
GPA 4.0
Verbally committed to play for Jay Seawell at the University of Alabama
Active in mission programs supporting orphans in Uganda & First Tee of Greater Knoxville


Past winners have gone on to win a PGA TOUR events, major championships, major junior events and compete in international competition. Several have also achieved AJGA All-American status, as well as received scholarships to play for major Division I universities. The AT&T Byron Nelson is proud to honor these junior golfers and their achievements on and off the course.