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Utah Valley men’s golf announces signing class
OREM, Utah—Utah Valley University men's golf head coach Chris Curran has announced the signing of four golfers to the Wolverine golf team. The four players are all high school seniors entering their final seasons of prep golf.
Austin Hammond (Lindon, Utah/Pleasant Grove HS), Tanner Johnson (Las Vegas, Nevada/Shadow Ridge HS), Gabe Lysen (Kirkland, Washington/Eastlake HS), and Payton Stott (Billings, Montana/Skyview HS) have each signed National Letters of Intent to play golf at Utah Valley.
“This is a great recruiting class,” said Curran. “I think these guys will make an immediate impact. They are golf fanatics. They are students of the game. We can't wait to have them on campus next fall.”
Hammond preps at Pleasant Grove High School where he had five top-10 finishes as a junior last season, earning him first team All-Region honors. This past year, Hammond finished third at the American Junior Golf Association Preseason Junior in California and also won a six-way playoff to qualify for this year's Utah Open.
Johnson was recently one of the final eight competitors in the Utah Junior Amateur. He also qualified for the International Junior Golf Championship. Johnson is a four-year letterwinner at Shadow Ridge High School. Following his graduation this year, Johnson plans to serve an LDS Church mission.
Lysen is the captain of the Eastlake High School golf team. He is a first team All-Kingco League honoree who placed fourth at the Washington State Junior Golf Association State Championship in 2015. He also tied for fifth at the even in 2014. Lysen placed third at the High School District Championship in 2015, shooting a 3-under-par 36-hole score. He holds the Eastlake High School record for lowest nine-hole score at 6-under-par 30.
Stott is a four-time all-state honoree at Skyview High School in Montana. He qualified and played in the Alberta Ryder Cup in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Stott also played in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in Palm Beach, Florida. He also played in the Junior Americas Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Big “I” Nationals in West Virginia in 2014.