The Ty Memorial Scholarships handed out in Wheatland

The recipients of the Ty Montoya Memorial Scholarship are, back row left to right) Guadalupe Perez, Chloe Palmer, Woodrow Brow, Kade Preuit and Jake Hicks, (front row left to right), Ty’s brother and sister Sydney Allen, Jake Montoya, Ty’s Nephews and Niece, Bowen, Gibson and Sofie Allen.


WHEATLAND – For the 18th year, local students earned scholarships in the name of Tony Montoya’s son, Ty Montoya. The scholarships are driven by a 4-person Memorial Golf Tournament that takes place in July each year.

 The tournament is supported by local business’s, friends and family.

“We have a scholarship committee who go through the applications,” said Tony Montoya.

This year, the “The Ty” will be held July 9 at the Wheatland Golf Course.  Traditionally the tournament hosts 22-24 teams and the day-long activity is filled with fun and frivolity.

“I have my friend from Cheyenne who plays his acoustic guitar and sings songs on the No. 5

Tee box,” Montoya said. “I also have a crew of loud and rowdy women on the No. 7 tee box who

harass the golfers as they tee off to try to throw off their concentration. It’s a great atmosphere and the tournament is very popular and usually fills up with teams from the previous year. I have a few teams that have been there since our inception.”