NJCAA Champions 1992
The Championship Team of 1992 was an outstanding group of young men that have also been very successful as adults. In the accompanying picture, Willie Dow has continued to play as an amateur golfer and is active in his fathers' medically associated business. Guy Redford was the Director of Golf at the prestigious Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland and is now Director of Golf at the equally prestigious Loch Lomond-Dundonald Golf Club near Turnberry in Ayrshire, Scotland.
L-R: Willie Dow, Guy Redford, Justin Jacobsen, Darren Griff, Steve Dundas, Steve Armstrong, David Downie, Shaun Bishop, Grant Thomson, Coach Delnor Poss, not pictured- Coach Mike Stevens
Third from left (rear) Justin Jacobsen from Edmond, OK is a PGA club professional. After his graduation from Oral Roberts University, he has been a club professional at country clubs in Texas and North Carolina.
Darren Griffin from Nanaimo, British Columbia finished strong in the final round to help us win the Championship and has continued to play successfully on both the Canadian PGA Tour as well as the Asian Tour.
Fifth from left (rear) Stephen Dundas (British Amateur Champion-1992), played in "The Masters" as a 19-year-old sophomore at Midland College and played the first 2 rounds with the great Tom Watson. Stephen was a teammate on the Chap's 1992-1993 teams with current PGA Tour (multiple time winner) and Ryder Cupper Chad Campbell.
Chad Campbell (2003), and Stephen Dundas (1993) are the only Community College teammates to have played in "The Masters," although they played in the event 10 years apart. Dundas has been the United Arab Emirates National Golf Coach and is currently the Russian National Golf Coach.
Steve Armstrong (holding plaque) was an NJCAA Region V Medalist Champion and First Team All-American as an 18-year-old sophomore. Steve went on to become the National N.A.I.A. Medalist Champion at Pfeiffer College (North Carolina) and First Team All-American. He received his 4 yr. degree at Pfeiffer College. He has continued to play exceptional golf and is a successful young businessman in his hometown of Edinburgh, Scotland.
David Downey (seventh from left- rear) spent his freshman year at Midland College and continued to play well on the Scottish Amateur circuit and competed for a time as a touring professional.
Shaun Bishop was a Second Team NJCAA All-American from San Angelo, Texas and was a vital member of the 5 man Championship Team. He was also on the Chap Team that finished second in 1991 in the National Tournament. Shaun was an NJCAA Academic All-American in 1992 and remains one of the two Chaparrals to earn both these All-American honors in the same year. Shaun is Project Chicago's Soldier Field and Cardinal Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Grant Thomson was an NJCAA First Team All-American and NJCAA National Medalist Runner-up on the National Championship team of 1992. He and Redford were friends from Perth, Scotland. Grant graduated with honors from Midland College and from Highpoint (N.C.) University after a stellar career there. Thomson has had a successful career in the business world and has spent most of his career with I.B.M. Grant was the team leader and was a key player in the 1992 five-man championship team along with Bishop, Armstrong, Griff and Redford. Coach Delnor Poss was so excited that he took a plunge in the nearby lake after the victory (the players were going to throw him in any way)!