Rice Signs Two Golfers to NLIs
Scott, Wilson both have won junior events
Nov. 12, 2008
HOUSTON - Rice University golf coach Drew Scott announced Wednesday the signing of Daingerfield product Jade Scott and Brock Wilson, a native of Beaumont, to national letters of intent.
Scott, whose father Johnny played golf for Rice in the mid-1970s, captured a pair of tournament titles this summer, including the 2008 Texas State Junior Golf Championship with a three-round score of 215 (68-69-78). He also won the 2008 TLJT Tyler Paper Junior Championship, carding a three-round score of 216 (73-72-71).
Scott qualified for the 2008 United States Junior Amateur Championship. During the past year, Scott also registered four Top 10 finishes at American Junior Golf Association events and additionally tied for ninth at the 2008 Southern Junior Championship.
Among the Class of 2009, Scott is ranked No. 53 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings, No. 55 on the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index and No. 65 on the AJGA Polo Rankings.
Scott, who is a senior at Daingerfield High School, is the son of Johnny and Carol Scott.
"Jade should make an immediate impact to the team next year," Scott said. "He has the ability to tackle any course and fire a low round. We are excited about him following in his father's footsteps as a Rice golfer next fall."
Wilson captured the 2007 AJGA Dodge Bob Estes Abiline Junior with a three-round score of 213 (71-71-71). This year he posted a second-place finish at the AJGA Scissortail Junior Championship (72-72-71=215) and also tied for 11th at this year's AJGA New Mexico Open (71-71-74=216).
"Among the Class of 2009, Wilson is ranked No. 135 on the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index, No. 215 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings and No. 238 on the AJGA Polo Rankings.
Wilson is a senior at Kelly High School in Beaumont. He is the son of Burnice and Brenda Wilson.
"Brock has plenty of tournament experience over the past several years, so we feel his transition to the college level of golf should be a smooth one," Scott said. "Brock's game has grown and is looking stronger than ever. We are thrilled that he will be an Owl in 2009."