Tiger Golf Adds Two More for 2009
June 16, 2009
Men's Golf Coach Grant Robbins announced today that he has signed two additional players to join the University of Memphis golf team this fall. Jonathan Fly (Memphis, Tenn./Auburn) and Juan Pablo Luna(Bogota, Colombia/Gymnasio de Los Cerros) will both join the Tigers this fall.
Fly, a native Memphian, will transfer back home after spending two seasons at Auburn. At Auburn, Fly redshirted his freshman year (2007-08) and began competing for the Tigers in the Spring of 2009. He played in three total events, holding a scoring average of 75.4 and posting a top finish of T-32nd at the Florida State Seminole Intercollegiate. Fly also posted finishes of T-71st and T-81st at the John Burns Intercollegiate and Schenkel EZ-GO Invitational, respectively.
"We are pleased that Jonathan will be joining the team this year," said Ti Grant Robbins. "I have known Jonathan for a long time and recruited him to come here out of high school. He has grown up quite a bit from his two years at Auburn, and I think that getting back home and being close to his friends and family will really help him reach his enormous potential."
Luna becomes the third international player on the Memphis roster, joining Mark Trow (Wales) and Stefan Erdedi (Sweden). Currently ranked the third best amateur in Colombia by the Colombian Golf Federation, Luna has put together quite an impressive international resume. He was the runner-up in the 2009 Mexican Amateur, losing in a playoff and also placed 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Colombian National Junior Championship. Luna was also the only amateur to qualify for the 2009 PGA European Challenge Tour's Colombian Masters, making the cut and shooting rounds of 69-71-79-75.
"We are very excited that Juan Pablo has signed to play for us this year," said Robbins. "I had the opportunity to watch him play at the Colombian Junior this year, and I just love the way he competes. He has a great attitude and is very good at creating shots and getting the ball in the hole. I think once he gets to college, he will mature into a very strong player on this level."