Davis Cooper, Blue Valley North golfer, recently received a prestigious golf honor – the Kenneth Smith Award. The award is presented annually to the top high school golfer who demonstrates excellence in academics, leadership, community service, and golf. Cooper is the first Mustang to ever win the award. $5,000 was donated to the First Tee in Cooper’s name as a result of winning the Kenneth Smith Award.

On top of placing fifth at the Kansas 6A state tournament this spring, Cooper also recently won his first AJGA event at the Kyle Stanley Championship and finished in the top 10 in the Watson Challenge. Cooper is also participating in the 2019 Kansas Amateur this week at Milburn Country Club.

Despite some personal hardships, Cooper has worked extremely hard to improve his game and we are extremely proud of all the success he has had. The award couldn’t have gone to a more deserving player.

Cooper is currently verbally committed to play golf for the University of Kansas and will begin his senior year of high school at Blue Valley North in the fall. Good luck to Davis in his final year of school and also this week as he participates in the Kansas Amateur!

Karen Kornacki and KMBC 9 did a wonderful story on Cooper winning the Kenneth Smith Award. To see that feature, please see here.