NEWBERRY, S.C. - Newberry College head men’s golf coach Brian McCants is pleased to announce the signings of three golfers to the Newberry golf program for the 2007-08 season. Those signing in the early period are Daniel Stanley, Pierce Markowitz, and Jeff Reid.
“When we began the recruiting season for the Class of 2007, there definitely were goals in mind, McCants said. We are losing five seniors who have made a tremendous impact on our program. We feel the young men we have signed will fill the void from our departing senior class. All three players have proven time and again in big tournaments that they can compete with anyone.”
Stanley is a native of Inman, S.C. and attends Boiling Springs High School. In 2006, he qualified for two of the nation’s biggest junior tournaments, the Big “I” Insurance Classic in Odessa, Texas, and the US Junior Amateur in Rancho Santa Fe, C.A. Stanley is currently ranked 14th in the current SCJGA rankings and is the fifth-best senior in the class of 2007.
“I can’t say enough how huge it is to have someone as talented as Daniel join our men’s golf family, McCants said. This past summer, Daniel proved that he can play with anyone, both on a local and national stage. He definitely will be a valuable addition to our program.”
Markowitz is a native of Morganton, Ga. and attends Fannin County High School. This season, he finished in fifth place at the Mary Calder Invitational and finished in second place at the GSGA Junior Sectional, shooting a 74. In 2005, Markowitz shot a 69 to win the Wilmington Island Junior Classic and shot a 71 and finished fourth at the GSGA Junior Sectional at Jekyll Island, Ga. Markowitz’s personal best score is 64, which he shot at the Savannah Golf Club.
“Having Pierce join our golf family is outstanding, McCants said. One of the many reasons why I recruited Pierce so hard was his love for the game of golf and his desire to be the best. Without a doubt, his best golf is in front of him, and I am really looking forward to working with him and helping him reach his potential.”
Reid is a native of West Columbia, S.C and attends Brookland-Cayce High School. Reid has played in limited competition, mostly competing in the high school ranks. He is involved in a number of activities at Brookland-Cayce including Palmetto Boys State, Student Government, Specials Olympics, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“I am extremely happy that Jeff has decided to come to Newberry and be a member of our men’s golf family, McCants said. He has an abundance of desire and determination to become a good player. He will provide a lot of leadership while he is here and his impact will be felt on the campus at large more so than just our golf family. I am excited to see the progress he makes while he is here.”