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Two Golfers Sign NLI To Join Oregon State Men’s Golf Program

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(Corvallis, Oregon) - Brian Jung and Scott Kim have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Oregon State men’s golf team, head coach Jon Reehoorn announced Thursday.

Jung is from Coquitlam, British Columbia and attends Gleneagle Secondary School where he was the No. 2 ranked junior in British Columbia and the No. 11 ranked junior in Canada. Kim attends Hanford High School in Richland, Wash., and was named the Tri City Herald All Area Most Valuable Player last season.

“Assistant coach Tim Sundseth and I are both very excited about the addition of Brian and Scott to our program,” Reehoorn said. “Both of them come to us having competed on a high level, not only in their local areas, but at the regional and national levels. “

In my first recruiting class at Oregon State I’m not only excited about what I believe both Brian and Scott will bring to the team in their competitiveness on the golf course, but as individuals as well. Both are great students, well respected among their peers and are known for their hard work ethics.”

Jung is a member of National Society of High School Scholar and an honor roll student for three years. He led Gleneagle Secondary School to second and third place finishes the past two years and a first place finish for Thomas Haney Secondary School in 2007.

He shot a 64 at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship where he tied for second overall and finished fourth at the 2010 Eddie Hogan Cup. He also played in the 2009 World Junior Championship and the 2009-10 Aaron Baddeley International Junior Championship in China.

“Brian’s record speaks for itself,” Reehoorn said. “He had a very successful summer competing in both Canada and the United States while competing against the best both countries have to offer. What excites me about Brian is that I truly believe he has just begun to scratch the surface and he is already competing at a very high level with some very low scores. We see Brian as someone who has the ability to make an immediate impact on the success of our team next season and compete for a spot in our starting five even though we will not be graduating any seniors this season.”

Kim, who has a 3.869 GPA, led Hanford High School to the 2010 WIAA 3A state championship and has been on the varsity golf team all four years. He was named the WIAA/Seattle Times and Tri City Herald Athlete of the Week and represented Washington at the Hogan Cup. He chose Oregon State “for the opportunity to play golf for a Pac-10 school and the great education it provides.”

“Scott follows in the footsteps of Alex Moore coming to us from Hanford High School in Washington after a very successful high school career,” Reehoorn said. “The state of Washington has produced some very good Division 1 golfers, including recent Beaver Alex Williams and now Alex Moore. Scott is someone we see much like both Alex, who will gain a tremendous amount of experience with the team next year and develop into a very strong player for us in the future.”

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