A 14-year-old freshman golfer from North Carolina has given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia.
Zach Brown, from Reynolds High, took an unofficial visit to Athens last week and decided to commit. Brown narrowed his choices Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Georgia.
“My dad (Mike) and I got here on Wednesday and then met with the coaches on Thursday,” Brown told the Winston Salem News-Journal. “I loved everything about it from the campus to the coaches to the atmosphere at the football game.”
Brown started playing as a 6 year old and has won close to 100 tournaments. He was part of a Summit School golf program that won 52 consecutive matches in the last three years, when he was in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.
“It was up to him, and where he thought he would be the most comfortable was there at Georgia,” Zach’s dad, Mike Brown, told the newspaper. “Even though the football game didn’t turn out so great (Alabama beat Georgia 38-10), Zach had a great time. He was able to see the golf course on campus, and we did a lot of research while we were there.”