Dec. 4, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Men's Golf Head Coach Tommy Hunter has announced that Cole Berman and Sam Madsen have signed national letters of intent to begin competition for the Hoyas for the fall of 2014.
Berman qualified for the 2013 US Junior Amateur Qualified by finishing second overall at a US Junior qualifying event at Bethesda CC in Bethesda, Maryland with a 71-72, 143 (+3) performance. Berman went on to Stroke Play at the 2013 US Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, California. While there, he qualified to advance to Match Play with rounds of 73-74 (+3), before losing in his first round match, 2&1.
"We are very happy that Cole and Sam will be with us at the start of next year's season," Hunter said. "Both are seasoned players who have performed well under high-pressured situations, which will help them make the transition from junior golf to Division I competition. Cole and Sam have enormous respect for the game and understand the importance of sportsmanship - values that embody what Georgetown golf is all about."
Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School
A two-time team captain of the boys' golf at Haverford...Earned the Peter Page Memorial most valuable player in 2011 and 2013...Helped lead Haverford to three-consecutive league championships and back-to-back Pennsylvania State Championships in 2012 and 2013...Qualified for the US Junior Amateur with a 143 at Bethesda CC...In stroke play at US Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club, shot 73-74 to qualify for match play...Shot a 63 in the second round of the 2013 North-South Junior at Pinehurst...Coached by Gerry Rooney and Gui Costin...A 2013 ATGA Academic All-American Honor Roll.
Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.)
Currently attending Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale...A two-year letterwinner on the golf team at Cardinal Gibbons, while earning one varsity letter in golf at Edgewood...Named a captain for the 2013-14 season... ...Two-time Sun-Sentinel All-County Boys Golf First Team...Named to the Miami Herald All-County Boys Golf First Team in 2012...Earned a 2013 District Championship, shooting a district record 65...Earned the 2013 Regional Championship...Finished fourth at the 2012 Florida State High School Golf Championships...Posted a scoring average of 71.63 during the 2013 season...Placed eighth at the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship during summer of 2013... Also earned one-letter playing varsity ice hockey at Edgewood... A 2012 HP Scholastic All-American Honor Roll selection...A member of the National Honor Society.
Berman and Madsen will join a Hoyas squad that will feature two seniors, two juniors and two sophomores in 2014.
The Georgetown men's golf team begins its spring on March 23 when they compete at the William & Mary Invitational at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va.