Incoming freshman and Marietta, Ga., native to join GRU Augusta for the 2014-15 season
AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta men’s golf head coach Jack O’Keefe is pleased to announce incoming freshman John Yi, as the most recent signee to the Jaguar Golf program who will compete in the 2014-15 season.
“John is a very talented player who will have a chance to play immediately for us,” O’Keefe said. “He is a solid ball striker from tee to green, but the best part of his game is his short game. John will fit in nicely with our guys on the team and will be a great asset for us on the course and in the classroom.”
John Yi (pronounced YEE), graduated from Walton High School in Marietta, Ga., in 2014 as the Walton men’s golf team’s Top-Raider with the lowest match scoring average for nine holes (36.75). Yi led Walton to a region tournament champion on April 22 after he fired a three-under 69 to win low medalist honors by four strokes.
This past May, Yi competed at Champions Retreat here in Augusta at the state championships – shooting a 76 to help his team card a fourth-place mark on the year. The Raiders won all but two tournaments they played in this year, while setting two school records for scoring for nine and 18 holes.
Yi joins the Jags as the tenth man on the squad. returns four of their five starters on the roster.