Monday, December 14, 2009

49ers golf adds talented recruit

Charlotte 49ers golf coach Adam Pry recently announced Joe Toland of White River Junction, Vt., had signed to play golf for the 49ers beginning in 2010-11 season.

After placing third in his US Junior Amateur Qualifer at Walpole CC in Massachusetts, Toland advanced to the 64-player match play portion of the tournament, where he lost in the first round. He was also an alternate for the 2009 US Amateur.

A strong student who carries a 3.44 GPA, Toland placed sixth out of 108 players at the World Series of Junior Golf and sixth out of 75 golfers at the Lessing's AJGA Junior Classic in Lawrence, NY.

"Joe has had a very solid junior career and is one of the best players in the New England area," Pry said. "His sound technique and competitive spirit are great foundations to build upon and will serve him well at the collegiate level."

The 49ers have won four straight Atlantic 10 Championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament five straight times.