Nov. 13, 2002
Stanford, Calif. -
The Stanford men's golf team has signed three student-athletes to study and compete on The Farm next season announced head golf coach Jeff Mitchell. It includes Zack Miller from San Rafael, California; Brandon Lawson from Elburn, Illinois; and Matthew Savage from Scottsdale, Arizona.
"The strength of any program is in its recruiting class," stated Mitchell. "I believe that this class represents one of the best in the nation."
Zack Miller is one of the top 10 players in the United States. He was the number one recruit for many of the nation's top schools. Zack was a 2001 Polo Golf Junior All-American-Second Team. He was a member of the '99 World Junior Golf Cup in Scotland. He was ranked 19th nationally among all junior golfers in 2001 in the Golfweek/Titleist Performance rankings. He was a 2001 Compaq Scholastic All-American candidate. He was a two-time Marin County Athletic League Golfer of the Year. Zack was the 2001 AJGA Shell World Golf Village Junior Champion shooting 70, 69, 68. This year Zack had 4 top 6 finishes in AJGA events with a second at Morgan Run. Zack is ranked in the top 10 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard.
"He is one of the most talented junior golfers I have ever seen", said Mitchell. "He will be a tremendous asset to our team. He is a great student, a fine young man and comes from a wonderful family."
Brandon Lawson is a great player, also. He is the current Illinois State Champion, a title he won just two weeks ago. Brandon was recently named to the HP-AJGA Scholastic All-American first team. He was also the 2001 PGA Junior Series Player of the Year. Brandon has won many tournaments in his junior career.
"He is going to make an immediate impact. He has a fiery personality, a great deal of confidence, and the talent to back it up", said Mitchell. "I look for him to come in and fire everyone up. It will be fun to see his enthusiasm for the sport and for our team."
Matt Savage is another fine player and great student. Matt was First team All-State in 2001 and a Junior Tour All-American. With numerous wins and top-10 finishes to his credit, he brings a highly successful junior career to Stanford.
"Matt is one of those young men that you just love to be around. He is a dedicated student, a hard working athlete, and has a wonderful wit and sense of humor," said Mitchell. "He has an opportunity to have a very successful career at Stanford. He works hard and has a great attitude."