Renfrew’s Cooper Brown has confirmed to Flagstick that he has given a verbal commitment to attend Georgia Regents University in the Fall of 2015.
Georgia Regents is the school formerly known as Augusta State University. Located in Augusta, Georgia it has a deep golf tradition including past players like Oliver Wilson, the winner of the 2014 Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour. PGA TOUR winner Patrick Reed attended the school and helped them to win a National Championship.
Kingston’s Patti Hogeboom, a former winner of the Ontario Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, also graduated from the school where she was a prominent player on their golf team.
Cooper is coming off a Freshman year at Wallace State (Alabama) where he won the individual National Junior College (NJCAA) Championship. The victory and low medalist honours that brought him the Arnold Palmer medal and recognition as an All-American ramped up his prospects for where he might transfer to after completing his two years at the community college.
Brown, who was a dominate junior player in the Ottawa Valley Golf Association, says he will formal sign his Letter of Intent with Georgia Regents in April, during the NCAA spring signing period.
“I fell in love at my visit,” Brown told us about his decision to extended his education and collegiate golf career in Augusta. Adding that the school had ,”great facilities and just everything you need to get better.”