Men's Golf Adds Two for 2014-15 Season
Nov. 18, 2013
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis men’s golf head coach Grant Robbins has announced two new Tigers during the early signing period. Patrick McDonald of Chattanooga, Tenn. and native Memphian Ben Pearson will wear the blue and gray beginning in the 2014 fall season.
“We are very excited about the incoming class for 2014,” Robbins said. “We were able to sign two of the top players in the state of Tennessee who have all had success on a national level. We make an effort to not only recruit highly skilled and talented players but also players of high character that will work hard and make a difference in our program both on and off the course. Both of these players will be a great fit here and I look forward to working with them.”
Patrick McDonald (Chattanooga, Tenn. – The McCallie School)
McDonald joins the Tigers with an already impressive resume. He has finished eighth or better in seven different tournaments during 2013, including winning the 2013 TGA Junior Tournament of Champions. McDonald ranks 37th in the Polo National Junior Golf Rankings for the class of 2014.
“I am very excited to welcome Patrick to the program,” Robbins said. “He is a very solid player that really came on during the summer. He is a very consistent ball striker that has performed extremely well on the national level. He has a chance to make an impact right away.”
Ben Pearson (Memphis, Tenn. – Evangelical Christian School)
The Brother of current Tiger senior Will Pearson, Ben Pearson ranks third in the state of Tennessee by Junior Golf Scoreboard. He advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Cotton States Amateur and finished third in the 2013 Tennessee Division II State Championship.
“Ben is someone we have been recruiting for quite some time,” Robbins said. “He is a tremendous talent who has the potential to be a very good college player. Not only has he had success on the junior level he has demonstrated the ability to compete against some of the top amateurs in the country.”