University of Delaware Menís Golf Program Inks Three High School Standouts To National Letters of Intent
NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware men’s golf head coach Mike Keogh has announced that three high school standouts have signed National Letters of Intent with UD and will begin playing for the Blue Hens during the 2014-15 season.
Jack Gianniny (above right), who attends Pittsford Sutherland High School in Pittsford, N.Y., qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur over the summer when he carded a 68-72. He won consecutive Monroe Junior Invitational Championships with rounds of 69 and 68, and was the 2013 AJGA Preseason Junior at Blue Heron Hills champion with a 75-74.
Blaine Lafferty (above left), who attends Cherokee High School in Marlton, N.J., qualified for and represented the state of New Jersey in the 2013 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships. He made the cut at the 2013 New Jersey Amateur, finished with the second most points in the 2012 Philly Junior Tour, and fired a 68 during the first round of the AJGA William Penn Junior Championship.
Kieran Purcell (below right), who attends St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, N.J., finished in first place at the New Jersey PGA Junior Championship and Pioneer Tour Championship. He also placed sixth at the AJGA William Penn Championship, was the men’s club champion at Forest Hill Field Club, and won the Pioneer Tour Open Championship this year.
"Our program is quite fortunate to have three players coming to Delaware with such a vast amount of success and experience in nationally recognized tournaments,” said Keogh. ”These players had multiple offers from great programs but with a campus such as ours and having Wilmington Country Club, White Clay Creek Country Club, Newark Country Club and Deerfield Country Club as our practice and playing venues, attracting solid players and people becomes a whole lot easier."