Gage Gregory signs with Midway University to continue golf career
Midway University Boys Golf program has gotten one of their top recruits with Wayne County High School Senior Gage Gregory. Gregory, the son of Amy and Stewart Gregory, recently signed to play at the college level for the Midway Eagles.
Midway University Golf Coach Otis Smith told Gregory he was the player he had been after the whole time. Midway University has won their conference for the last three years, so Gregory is very happy to join them, while obtaining his degree.
“We appreciate everyone coming out,” said Wayne County Schools Athletic Director Kevin Jones at a school signing ceremony where Gregory was joined by family, friends and fellow athletes. “We want everyone to know how proud we are that Gage is going on to the next level and getting to continue playing golf for his school and get an education. Even though he is a good golfer, he is a good person, as well.”
“We appreciate the coaches that have had a hand in helping develop his skills. And we appreciate the parents and grandparents that play an important part in a student’s life,” said Jones.
“We really appreciate Gage’s family and what they have meant to Wayne County Schools,” added Jones.
Wayne County High School Principal Steve Thompson noted what a great honor this is for Gage. “If you love to do something and get to continue doing it at the college level that is really something.”
Gage not only loves the game of golf, but he is a starter on the WCHS Boys Basketball Team and plans to play baseball this spring.
Assistant Golf Coach and Assistant Basketball Coach Allen Burchett noted what a hard worker Gregory is and how much he loves to compete. “He loves the game of golf and has a passion for it. He is going to have a successful career at Midway because I know he will work hard.”
WCHS Golf Coach Stewart Gregory, Gage’s Dad, said his son started playing golf when he was seven-years-old and started playing in tournaments by the age of nine. Over the last seven years, he has had a really good run because of the Sexton brothers, who were his teammates. They are both excellent golfers that signed with Eastern Kentucky University. “Fortunately, Gage was grouped in with them and they really helped his game.”
Coach Gregory said his son has also worked hard on his own, in order to get better. He is getting his reward now, since he is moving up a step.
Gregory said coaching your own child is a learning experience. You have to learn adversity at times. “At first you just want to get on them, but you have to be patient and learn how to motivate them.”
“We’ve got some good golfers coming on,” said Coach Gregory. Wayne County has produced three other students that have played golf at Midway in recent years.
The Boys Golf program has peaked in the past few years. Gregory was a member of both the 2018 and 2019 10th Region Champion teams where the team went on to place ninth (2018) and seventh (2019) at the KHSAA Boy’s Golf State Tournament setting a school record both years. In 2020, Gregory was the 10th Region Runner Up during the KHSAA Boy’s Regional Golf Tournament. He has won numerous tournaments and one of his greatest accomplishments was winning the Cullen Brown Award last summer.
Gregory is not only a well-rounded athlete, but he is strong academically. He has been enrolled in dual credit college hours and AP courses since he was a freshman and now as a senior he has totaled 33 credit hours thus far. In addition to completing numerous college hours, he has maintained a phenomenal grade point average at a 4.0 when accounting for high school hours and a 4.301 when taking into consideration his dual credit hours. His class rank is 3rd with his weighted GPA, out of a projected 221 seniors. In addition, he has been involved in extracurricular activities and clubs like Gifted and Talented, BETA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Teenage Republicans, and Spirit/Pep Club.
Gage Gregory with his sister and parents at signing.
Wayne County High School athletes celebrated with Gage
Gage Gregory with fellow golfers Aaron Hesse and Gehrig Sexton
Gage Gregory was joined by fellow basketball players.