Shorter golf adds four to complete 2014-15 roster
August 15, 2014 -- 3:48 p.m.
Shorter golf completes its 2014-15 rosters with the addition of four signees the team announced Friday afternoon; joining the Lady Hawks will be Jennifer Yu, and joining the Hawks will be Brandon Brookins, Drew Brennan, and Anthony Owens.
Yu; who comes to Shorter ranked in the Top 100 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard, will join the Lady Hawks' already talented line-up to give Shorter just the push it needs in its first year of NCAA and Gulf South championship eligibility.
In her high school career, Yu played in three California state championship tournaments; making it to the finals in both her junior and senior years, as well as, being named 1st Team All-League in Orange County. In 2013 she won the AJGA Sun River Junior Open, and in 2014 she qualified and played in the US Amateur Public Links Championship and the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions.
"It is not often at any level to add a top 100 player to your team so to have Jennifer come to Shorter is exciting," head coach Lane Pace commented. "She will be a great addition to an already strong team."
On the men's side the Hawks will look to improve on last season with the addition of three players.
Brookins comes to Shorter after playing high school golf at Southwest Georgia Academy where he won the GISA Region AA Championship. He garnered All-All recognition in both 2013 and 2014.
"Brandon is a gifted athlete who has only been playing competitive golf for a couple of years. I am excited to see how much better he will get as he gains experience."
Brennan joins the Hawks as a three time All-State, All-New England three sport athlete; who also participated in basketball and cross country at the high school level.
"Drew comes to Shorter as a gifted multiple sport athlete," said Pace. "I can't wait to see his ability with focusing only on golf."
Rounding out the list of newcomers to the golf program is Corporal Owens; who medically retired from the United States Marine Corps after nearly five years of service in 2013. Owens, served two tours of duty in Afghanistan during his time in the military, and on his last deployment suffered third degree burns while conducting combat operations.
Owens was a four year varsity letterman in high school and was team captain his junior and senior years. During his career he won multiple invitational tournaments and events; while also being named All-District in his senior year.
"I feel truly blessed to have Anthony join our team. I think he will be both a great addition as a golfer and as a team leader."