Gehrig Sexton will play golf for the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels next season
Wayne County High School Senior Gehrig Sexton, the son of Kendra Roark and Brent Sexton, has signed with the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels where he will continue his golf career after graduation. He and his friends and family got together for the special event to celebrate his golf scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University, recently.
Gehrig will be playing for the Colonels Head Golf Coach Mike Whitson. The team is a NCAA Division I team that plays in the Atlantic Sun Conference. He will be joining his brother Reese Sexton, a sophomore golfer who plays on the ten man team, after redshirting as a freshman.
Wayne County Athletic Director Kevin Jones said, “We appreciate all of those that have come out for the signing. It is a good thing when one of our athletes has the opportunity to go to the next level and do what they love to do. In Gehrig’s case it is golf. To get help on the cost of your education is such a blessing.
“To have participated in six state championships….I don’t know if anyone can surpass that,” said Jones. “Your parents Kendra and Brent have worked hard following you on the road and have made sacrifices to help you get to this point. Sexton has been playing golf since he was five-years-old. He started playing varsity golf in the sixth grade.
“Congratulations Gehrig. We are proud of you and the way you have represented our school,” remarked Wayne County High School Principal Steve Thompson. “We are lucky to have had you as a student and know you will be capable of moving up to the next level. I know you’ll make us proud.”
Gehrig has earned this honor. He has been named to the 10th Region All Region Team four times. In 2020, he was named as a 2nd Team All-State player. He is a six time Kentucky State Tournament golf player.
Looking back to 2015, he was the Kentucky Junior Amateur State Champion. In 2019 he was the 10th Region Runner-up. He was a five time high school invitational winner. Plus, he was the 2019 AJGA Scott Stallings Tournament winner.
He is also a strong academic achiever. He currently has a 3.8 unweighted GPA and weighted 4.033. He has at least 25 college credits already earned while in high school. His favorite subject is History. He is still undecided in regard to a major in college.
He is looking forward to playing high school baseball for the first time this spring. He enjoys playing video games, fishing and basketball in his spare time.
Most of his time though, has been devoted to golf. “It’s fun. It takes me places I’ve never been before.”
For instance, he and his brother got to travel to Scotland in 2014. He represented Kentucky in the US Kids Golf World Tournament.
His favorite tournament over the years was at Old Field in South Carolina.
“I’d like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for all they have done for me,” concluded Sexton.
Signing ceremony for Gehrig Sexton and his family
Gehrig's classmates were happy for him
Just signed to play golf with EKU
Happy to be headed to EKU next fall
Gehrig and some of his classmates
Two of Wayne County's outstanding golfers - Gehrig Sexton and his brother Reese Sexton