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Buffs Men's Golf Signs Four

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  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Congratulation to the four newest members of the Colorado Buffaloes Men's Golf Team.
    • Andrew Bonner from Ripon, California
    • Yannik Paul from Viernheim, Germany
    • Jeremy Paul from Viernheim, Germany
    • Ethan Freeman from Greenwood Village, Colorado

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    The Raiders' Andrew Bonner, named Northern California Junior Golfer of the Year by the Golf Association of Northern California, selected Colorado over Oregon as his pick for golf. A transfer from Ripon High, Bonner sat his junior season but will play for the Raiders this spring. Josie Flores signed with Utah Valley's softball program.


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    [h=2]Details for Paul, Yannik [​IMG][/h] Country: Germany
    Golf Club: Mannheim-Viernheim
    Born: 1994

    Tournaments Played: 10
    EGR Ranking: 168
    Average Score: 74.40
    EGR Points: 15170.31
    Avg. to CSS: 72.20
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    Pos Event Venue Country Starting Date O/C R1 R2 R3 R4 EGR
    Points
    16 DGV DM AK18 2012 GC Mülheim an der Ruhr Germany 24. Aug 12 C 77 72 76 427.57
    17 British Boys (Match Play) 2012 Notts & Coxmoor England 14. Aug 12 O 4755.93
    41 British Boys (Stroke Play Qualifier) 2012 Notts & Coxmoor England 14. Aug 12 O 74 76 0.00
    16 Harder Jr. Masters 2012 Heddesheim Gut Neuzenhof Germany 07. Aug 12 O 72 71 72 1416.71
    7 German International Amateur Championship 2012 Green Eagle Germany 19. Jul 12 O 76 78 68 73 5836.59
    34 Luxembourg International Amateur 2012 Grand Ducal Luxembourg 12. Jul 12 O 77 72 675.15
    45 German Boys 2012 Golf Club St. Leon-Rot Germany 01. Jun 12 O 71 77 468.09
    43 Italian International Match Play Championships 2012 Villa d'Este Italy 12. May 12 O 1590.27
    43 Italian International Amateur (Stroke Play Bonus) 2012 G.C. Villa d'Este Italy 12. May 12 O 75 71 0.00
    106 French Boys (Match Play) 2012 Golf de Belle Dune France 07. Apr 12 O 77 83 0.00

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    [​IMG] [h=2]Details for Paul, Jeremy[/h] Country: Germany
    Golf Club: Mannheim-Viernheim
    Born: 1994
    Tournaments Played: 9
    EGR Ranking: 561
    Average Score: 75.31
    EGR Points: 5497.61
    Avg. to CSS: 72.85
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    Pos Event Venue Country Starting Date O/C R1 R2 R3 R4 EGR
    Points
    70 British Boys (Stroke Play Qualifier) 2012 Notts & Coxmoor England 14. Aug 12 O 73 79 0.00
    70 British Boys (Match Play) 2012 Notts & Coxmoor England 14. Aug 12 O 835.50
    16 Harder Jr. Masters 2012 Heddesheim Gut Neuzenhof Germany 07. Aug 12 O 75 69 71 1416.71
    91 German International Amateur Championship 2012 Green Eagle Germany 19. Jul 12 O 82 80 0.00
    38 Luxembourg International Amateur 2012 Grand Ducal Luxembourg 12. Jul 12 O 76 74 454.31
    13 German Boys 2012 Golf Club St. Leon-Rot Germany 01. Jun 12 O 72 72 68 2791.09
    121 Italian International Amateur (Stroke Play Bonus) 2012 G.C. Villa d'Este Italy 12. May 12 O 76 82 0.00
    121 Italian International Match Play Championships 2012 Villa d'Este Italy 12. May 12 O 0.00
    78 French Boys (Match Play) 2012 Golf de Belle Dune France 07. Apr 12 O 81 75 0.00


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    Ethan Freeman does not typically bow to pressure.

    It is a trait that has made the senior from Kent Denver (Englewood) one of the top prep golfers in the state. It has helped Freeman land numerous titles while earning an invitation to join the golf program at the University of Colorado. [​IMG]Photos by Carol MacKay
    Ethan Freeman of Kent Denver could
    become the first Colorado golfer to win
    three individual state titles.




    Of course, keeping calm is a common skill among elite golf players. Yet Freeman's excellence in this arena will be sorely tested when the Class 3A state finals begin next week.

    Not only will Freeman be hoping to lead the Sun Devils to a seventh consecutive team title, but he will be shooting for history as he attempts to become the first Colorado prep player to land three individual state titles.

    Kent Denver's run at history will begin Monday at the Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, with the final round slated for Tuesday. The Class 5A and 4A finals also will be held on Monday and Tuesday, with the 4A tournament scheduled for Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose and the 5A tournament teeing off at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden.

    "He's a great talent and is real sharp," Kent Denver coach Bob Austin said. "He's playing well, and he certainly comes in with a lot of confidence. He always seems to handle the pressure. I always stress on him to just play the next hole. We never talk about (the record). Down the stretch on Tuesday we won't bring it up, but it certainly will be something that might come into play."

    [​IMG]Ethan Freeman


    Kent Denver won three consecutive Class 4A titles before winning the past three Class 3A titles. Freeman has been the central figure in those 3A championships—he also finished in a tie for fourth as a freshman in 2009—but the Sun Devils will aim for the seven-peat armed with more than just Freeman's talents, as all four of the players in Kent's lineup are seniors with state experience.

    Kent senior Ben Moore finished fourth last year and will be a title contender if Freeman happens to falter. Will Fehr is a big hitter eager to make amends for a tough state final last year, and No. 4 player Josh Repine is one of the best all-around athletes at Kent.

    "Our message is always that you can't look at the outcome and you can't look at the result," Austin said. "(Moore) has the talent to be a Division I player. In my mind, there are probably five to 10 guys who could win this, and he's certainly on that list."

    In the Class 4A final, Silver Creek (Longmont) will shoot for a second consecutive 4A title despite a scoring error during the Raptors' victory at the Northern Regional that cost Silver Creek the state eligibility of junior Todd Millard. Silver Creek will compete with only three players but two of those athletes — Jack Adolfson and Dylan Wonnacott — finished second and third, respectively, at state last year.

    In the Class 5A tournament, Regis Jesuit (Aurora) will be shooting for a third consecutive championship behind state title hopeful Cole Cunningham. Cunningham, a senior who tied for fifth last year, is backed by two other skilled juniors, Chris Korte and Jack Kelley. And while the Raiders' No. 4 player, Spencer Painton, narrowly missed cracking the Raiders' state lineup last year, he did gain state experience two years ago as a freshman at Grandview (Aurora).

    "All of those guys average about 73 to 74, and on any given day one of them has been our top player," Regis Jesuit coach Craig Rogers said. "All are very capable players and we have a lot of depth. Making our top four itself is quite an achievement. I like where we're at. They are bound to be a little nervous, but that's OK. I think once they get a few shots in, they'll settle in and stay steady."
     
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    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Full story from cubuffs.com
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    The four new Buffaloes: Jeremy and Yannik Paul and Ethan Freeman signing their letters, with Andrew Bonner lining up a putt.

    Photo Courtesy: CUBuffs.com
    Edwards Signs Four To Letters-of-Intent

    Release: 11/21/2012 Courtesy: CUBuffs.com


    BOULDER -- Roy Edwards has signed his seventh recruiting class as the University of Colorado men's golf coach, and the four prospects who will become Buffaloes next fall arguably represent his best group since he took over the reins of the program in the summer of 2006. The quartet includes one of the state's top prep players, Ethan Freeman (Kent Denver), one of the nation's top juniors, Andrew Bonner (Central Catholic, Modesto, Calif.), and some international flavor with twins Jeremy and Yannik Paul (Viernheim, Germany), both members of the German National Junior Team. All four recently signed in the early November period. "I couldn't be more pleased with how recruiting went this season," Edwards said. "This class of four really complements our current team. Individually, and as a group, these guys have an opportunity to be a part of a team that can accomplish some special things. With extremely hard work, a willingness to learn, and great attitudes from each of them, I am confident that will happen." Freeman, who resides in Greenwood Village, is a two-time 3A state champion (2010, 2011, his sophomore and junior years), and just missed the "hat trick" with a runner-up finish as a senior this past October. Counting his freshman year when he tied for fifth, he's one of a just a handful of players in Colorado history to post four top five finishes in state championship play. In doing so, he led his high school, Kent Denver, to four consecutive state titles. He won the 2012 Colorado Golf Association's Collegiate High School Invitational, with his 69-69-71-209 scorecard good for a 16-stroke victory on what will now be his college course, Colorado National Golf Club, home of the Buffaloes. He also tied for sixth in a pair of American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events (Aspen, Fox Hill) and has multiple Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) wins and top three finishes. A life-long CU fan, Freeman selected Colorado over Wake Forest, Indiana, Colorado State, Purdue and Virginia Tech.
    Edwards on Ethan: "Ethan has been one of the top junior players in Colorado for a very long time. He was our first commitment in the class. We have had a lot of success with Colorado players and he continues our strong tradition of attracting the best from in-state." Bonner has an impressive resume on the national and regional level, capped by his selection as the 2012 Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) Player of the Year. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at Stanford by six strokes (64-70-134), and reached the round of 64 in both the 2011 and 2012 national events. He was the 2010 and 2011 San Francisco City Junior Champion, and also claimed titles in the JGANC NorCal Players Championship and the Tournament of Champions. He has shot three rounds of 63 in tournaments. In 2011, he had runner-up finishes in the Junior America Cup and the Hogan Cup, and in high school competition, he was the only two-time most outstanding and most valuable player at Ripon (Calif.) High, where he attended as a freshman and sophomore; he then transferred to Central Catholic, where he actually could not compete last spring as a junior due to transfer rules, and thus he is looking forward to a big senior spring. A top national recruit, Bonner opted for the Buffaloes over Oregon, Washington, UCLA, SMU, Oregon State, UC-Davis and USC, among others.
    Edwards on Andrew
    : "We consider Andrew to be one of the top (national) players in the class of 2013. He approaches the game in a very mature way and really understands his own strengths and weaknesses. He has shown the ability to shoot very low scores and he has won many tournaments. We targeted him early in the process and are very pleased to have him join our team. " Edwards started recruiting the 17-year old twins over two years ago and has seen them in competition on five occasions; current assistant coach, Jon Levy, and former assistant, Jim Grady also observed the twins in tournament play. Thus, this wasn't a case of a program taking a risk on two players off resumes; the twins fell in love with Colorado and committed to Edwards on their way back to Germany after their recruiting visit to Boulder in September. Yannik reached the round of 32 at the 2012 British Boys Amateur Championship, and placed seventh in the 2012 German International Men's Amateur, where his third round 68 was the low score in the entire field for all rounds. He was the 2011 Hessen State champion with a 70-70-140 performance.
    Edwards on Yannik:
    "We are very excited to have Yannik. He is one of the top players in Europe. His experience on the German National Team will help him immensely once he is here. He and Jeremy both have had excellent coaching, and he is a high-achieving student as well who will fit in really well here at CU." Jeremy was a semifinalist in the 2011 British Boys Amateur Championship, captured third in the 2011 Harder German Junior Masters (67-73-67-207), was fourth in the 2012 German Championships (71-74-70-215) and the runner-up in the 2011 German Under-18 Championship. The twins also helped their prep school, Albertus-Magnus Schule, to second-place finishes in Germany's National School Team Championships in both 2011 and 2012. They were also recruited by Oregon State, San Diego and North Carolina.
    Edwards on Jeremy:"Jeremy and his brother are very similar players. Along with Yannik, Jeremy is an extremely talented and successful player. He has experience playing all over the world with the German National Team. He is an excellent student who is very well-rounded."
     
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    Edwards continues to be smart about targeting players who are used to seasonal golf. Players have to be able to deal with weather to be successful here.
     

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