Nov. 28, 2006
Washington, D.C. - Georgetown University men's golf head coach Tommy Hunter and women's golf head coach Patty Post have announced a pair of student-athletes who will join their squads for the 2007-08 academic year.
The Georgetown men's and women's golf teams enjoyed strong Fall campaigns under Hunter and Post. The men's squad posted a pair of top-five finishes in their final two tournaments of the season and had three top-10 finishes in five outings. The women's squad, under the direction of first-year head coach Post, had strong outings in five fall tournaments, including a fifth place showing at the Yale Fall Intercollegiate.
On the men's side, Hunter welcomes Brandon Ellis, a senior at St. Frances DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio. A former Ohio State Junior Champion, Ellis has extensive national competition in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). He posted several top-10 finishes and was named AJGA All-District for Central Ohio from 2004-06. Ellis was also named an AJGA Nike All-Star in 2004 and was named to the All-Central Catholic League of Ohio First Team from 2004-06.
"We are very excited to have Brandon join our family here at Georgetown," Hunter said. "He had a terrific summer which solidified his position as one of the top up-and-coming junior players. Brandon is a confident young man with a tremendous amount of respect for the game and his fellow competitors. He is definitely prepared to make the next step in his golf career and we are confident he will be an impact player here at Georgetown."
Post's first recruit as the new head coach for the Hoyas is Christine Curley, a senior at James Madison High School in Virginia. Curley was named the Mid-Atlantic Professional Golf Association's (MAPGA) Titleist Junior Golf Player of the Year for 2006. She was the medalist at the IJGT Hershey in Pennsylvania, carding a low-round of 69 in the process. Most recently, she was the runner-up at the Virginia Girls' Open Championship. Curley took up golf three years ago after the Virginia High School League moved tennis to the spring. She won the AAA Liberty District title last year and is the first golfer from James Madison H.S. to qualify for the Virginia AAA Tournament.
"I'm very excited to have Christine join our program," Post said. "She's an incredibly talented player and a terrific student of the game. In a short time, she has shown that she has the ability to play at a high level. I think she will be a great fit for our program."
The Georgetown men's golf team opens is spring schedule when they compete in the William & Mary Invitational from March 26-28. The women's squad opens the season on February 26-27, competing at the Fighting Camel Spring Classic at Campbell University.