The Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior is deeply saddened to report the passing of two time past champion and committee member Ryan Lee of Berlin, Connecticut. Ryan died on April 26, 2011. He was 19 years old.

Parents and friends knew Ryan as a wonderful son and a fine young man. Players and spectators knew Ryan as the official starter on the 10th tee. Competitors knew Ryan as a two time champion and someone overflowing with talent and potential.
Ryan will forever be remembered as a charismatic, loveable, and caring person who invested time in each and every person he met. Most people say that Ryan valued his friendships more than anything, every last one of them. Ryan not only understood the importance of close relationships, he mastered it. Just five minutes with Ryan was enough time to lay the foundation of a lasting and loyal friendship.

Following a decorated career at Berlin High School on both the varsity golf team and varsity basketball team, Ryan continued his golf career at Long Island University. As a Division I collegiate golfer, Ryan embodied the most important traits of a successful person, both on and off the golf course. Ryan was persistent and determined, and always eager to learn. He never got angry on or off the course, and always showed the utmost respect for the game of golf. He garnered invaluable life lessons from his time a collegiate golfer, and there is no doubt Ryan could have done anything in this world.

Therefore, in honor of Ryan and the character he always showed, the Stan Trojanowski Northern Junior is proud to announce the Ryan Lee Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded each year to one competitor at the Players Dinner. The scholarship is intended for those young men and women wishing to play collegiate golf and who also portray the same honor and appreciation for the game of golf as Ryan.

Participants in the Northern Junior can apply for the scholarship until July 15th. Donations to the Ryan Lee Scholarship fund can be made by clicking here. 100% of all donations will be awarded to a young adult aspiring to play collegiate golf. All contributors will be recognized in the official Players Packet and on

We ask to please keep Ryan’s family in your thoughts and prayers.