|Vandal golf signs Washington standout|
MOSCOW, Idaho - One of Washington's premier junior golfers has signed a letter of intent with the University of Idaho.
Zach Wanderscheid of Goldendale, Wash., signed his letter with coach Jon Reehoorn's team Wednesday.
"I'm extremely excited that someone of Zach's caliber has decided to attend the University of Idaho and be a part of Vandal Golf," said Reehoorn, who loses two players to graduation this year. "We are going to have big shoes to fill next season and I'm confident Zach has the ability to step on campus next fall and contribute immediately.
"Zach's greatest attribute is his belief in his own abilities. Every time he steps on the course, he expects to win. He is a very long hitter, but more importantly he has shown the ability to make putts at crucial times. Those attributes, along with his proven ability to win at the local, state, and regional level, should help him make the transition to collegiate golf much easier."
Among Wanderscheid's accomplishments is winning the 2009 Pacific Northwest Junior Golf Championship, which was played at the University of Idaho course. He had rounds of 69-69 in the medalist phase before winning six matches to capture the title.
He also was the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Junior Boys' Player of the Year; the Washington State Golf Association Junior Boys' Player of the Year, and the Washington Junior Golf Association Player of the Year.
In addition to winning the PNJ in 2009, he also tied for second at the Washington State Junior Golf Championship; won the 1A Washington State High School Champion; made it to the round of 32 at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Men's Amateur. Round of 32; was the 2009 US Junior Amateur Local Qualifying Medalist; was the 2009 US Open Local Qualifying Co-Medalist; was selected as a member of the Amateur team for the 2009 PNWPGA Hudson Cup, and represented Washington at the Hogan Cup in Portland in August.