Tiger Golf Team Lands Three Signees For 2003
Nov. 19, 2003
University of Memphis golf coach Grant Robbins has wasted little time in starting to build his program by landing three blue chip recruits for the 2004-05 season. Included in the group of newcomers will be Memphian Ian Rochester as well as Canadian standouts Robbie Greenwell and Gavin Aldridge.
Rochester, the number one player for Cordova High School, is a three-time Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps honoree. He is currently ranked as the number four player in the state of Tennessee by NJGA.com. (National Junior Golf Association). Rochester recently tied for fourth in the Tennessee State AAA Championship and placed in the top twenty in this year's Bubba Conlee National Junior.
Greenwell, a native of Georgetown, Canada, is the top ranked junior player in Ontario for the class of 2004. He won the 2002 Ontario Junior Masters and was chosen to represent Canada on the CJGA National Team that competed in the 2003 Junior World Championship in San Diego, California. Greenwell finished fourth in this summer's AJGA Eastern Canadian Junior and made the cut and tied for 46th at the 2003 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions. He won the TD Securities Junior Championship at the age of 16 by firing a final round score of 65.
Aldridge, who is also from Georgetown, was selected to play on the Canadian Junior Ryder Cup Team that compete this past summer in Scotland. He was the overall champion of the 2003 CJGA Signature Series and won the 2003 CJGA Barrie Junior and the CJGA Orilla Junior. Aldridge carded a final round score of 67 at the 2003 Future Links Junior to finish in the top 20.