Nov. 30, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - Loyola College head golf coach Tom Beidleman announced the signing of Blake C. Furgerson today. Furgerson, a senior at St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, Ohio, will join the men's golf team next season.
"Blake is a very complete player," says Beidleman. "He brings a tremendous amount of national tournament experience to the program."
Furgerson was named the 2003 Player of the Year by the Ohio Golf Course Owners Association and has been a Northern Ohio High School Coaches Association first-team member each of his first three seasons at St. Edwards. He has also been team captain and Player of the Year in each of his seasons at St. Edwards.
His high school accomplishments include sectional championships in 2002 and 2003 and eight high school tournament titles over the past two seasons. Furgerson's scoring average has been sub-74 in state and local tournaments since his freshman campaign.
At the AJGA Columbus Junior this past August, the 6-0, 150-pound Furgerson registered rounds of 74-73-73 to finish eighth overall. He scored two rounds of 70 at the AJGA Buick Junior Open in July and took fifth in a field of 74.
"We've very excited about signing a player of his caliber," adds Beidleman. "He compliments our existing lineup very well."
Loyola is the two-time defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) champion and is looking to play in a third straight NCAA Tournament this spring. The Greyhounds host the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships at Caves Valley Golf Club the first week in June.