Nov. 17, 2010
BALTIMORE - Two of the region's top golfers will join the Loyola University Maryland men's golf team as part of the Class of 2015, Head Coach Chris Baloga has announced.
Jack Whelan (Topsfield, Mass./Pingree) and Bart George (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) will become Baloga's first recruiting class when they become Greyhounds next fall."Jack and Bart have limitless potential and can come right in and vie for starting spots," Baloga said. "I'm expecting them to be better golfers every year and help take us to the upper echelon of college golf in the region."
Jack Whelan, the second-ranked golfer in the state of Massachusetts, took second at the Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championships and finished fifth in the New England Junior Championships this summer. This year he has also been named to the All-Massachusetts and All-New England teams as well as tying for eighth in a U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
A versatile student-athlete, Whelan captains The Pingree School basketball team and serves as a starting pitcher for the school's baseball team as well.
"Once he gets here and focuses on just golf, he'll improve even more," said Baloga.
Bart George, a senior at Broadneck High School, helped the Bruins to its second straight county golf title on September 29 with an individual title of his own. George also helped Broadneck win a district title en route to the senior tying for second at the Maryland State Golf Tournament.
George was also tabbed to represent the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association in the Williamson Cup, a regional competition between northeast American states and Canadian provinces in Ontario this August.
"It's a coup on our part to get these two guys," Baloga said. "We're planning on them being leaders for all four years and immediately meshing with our current team chemistry to make us a better team."