Dec. 13, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Men’s Golf has added two new student-athletes in the latest signing period, the program announced recently. Joining the Bobcats in advance of the 2013-14 academic year will be Randall ‘Ty’ Herriott and Peyton White.
“I think we’ve got two really good players coming in,” said Head Coach Bob Cooley. “They’ve each had good junior careers and I look forward to them helping us beginning next fall. I think that they will both compete for starting spots on our program.”
Randall ‘Ty’ Herriott | Brandywine, Md. | Calverton School
Ty Herriott will come to Athens following a successful high school career at the Calverton School in Maryland. The native of Brandywine, Md., has posted very strong individual results in his most recent tournaments, finishing no higher than 25th in his last 10 competitions. In these competitions, Herriott recorded six top-ten finishes, four top-five results, and one outright title. Herriott claimed top honors at the Maryland Junior Amateur tournament on June 25 and 26 of 2012, shooting 71-72 to finish with a final score of 143 and rank atop the field of 30 golfers.
In his most recent individual season, Herriott maintained a very solid stroke average of 74.35. His lowest round of the season was a 68, a mark he achieved in the first round of play at the MAPGA Junior Championship on June 28 and 29.
Peyton J. White | Huntersville, N.C. | William A. Hough High School
Peyton White will travel north to Athens from his hometown of Huntersville, N.C. A golfer at William A. Hough Hill School, White has also had very successful high school and junior careers. He was named First Team All-Conference twice (2011 and 2012), First Team All-Lake Norman once (2011), and was awarded his team’s ‘Most Improved Golfer’ award during the spring of 2011.
White made an immediate impact with his high school team, playing in the 4A High School State Championship in 2010 as just a freshman. He followed this up in 2011 with a second-place result at his high school’s conference championship match as a sophomore and then finished second in the conference during his junior season of 2012.
Throughout his tournament career, White has earned eight top-ten finishes, six top-five results, and two first-place finishes.
While at Hough High School, White has been coached by Erik Herberth, a former Ohio University golfer who played for Cooley. From 1997 to 2002, Herberth broke every individual scoring record at Ohio and placed 12th in the NCAA Central Regional as a senior.
Ohio Men’s Golf recently finished the 2012 fall season with an 11th-place result at the University of Dayton Fall Invitational. During the most recent spring season, Ohio earned its best conference championship result in eight years, placing third at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championships.