IU Men's Golf Inks Highly Touted 2012 Recruit
Nov. 9, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Head coach Mike Mayer and the Indiana men's golf program announced the addition of a highly-regarded recruit for the class of 2012, as Max Kollin (Farmington Hills, Mich.) signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Hoosiers.
"We are thrilled to have Max Kollin join our Hoosier family," said Mayer. "He is the complete package and will make an immediate impact on our program both academically and athletically."
Kollin comes to Indiana from North Farmington Hills High School, where he won the 2011 Michigan Division I Individual State Championship. He was also named to the 2011 Michigan All-State Super Team, as well as the All-City, All-County, and All-Division teams.
Kollin has had success on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit, finishing in the top-10 in each of his four 2011 events. He posted fourth place finishes at the AJGA Coca-Cola Championships and the AJGA Randy Wise.
At the age of 15, Kollin became the youngest men's Club Champion at his home course, Twin Beach Country Club, in West Bloomfield, Mich. He also set the course record at Twin Beach CC, firing a 64 that included a double bogey on the 16th hole.
Kollin played five years of travel baseball before concentrating on golf. In his last year, he was the starting catcher for the No. 5 ranked team in Michigan, the Bloomfield Sting.
"Max is a fierce competitor and comes from an incredible family," said Mayer. "He is everything we want in a recruit and we look forward to the next four years with Max and his family."
Max, ranked No. 14 in the class of 2012 by Golfweek and No. 50 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, is the son of Jimmy and Sheryll Kollin. His mother Sheryll is a cancer survivor and Max raises money and awareness for breast cancer charities. He also has one sister, Sophie, who plays travel soccer and high school golf, qualifying for the 2011 Michigan State Finals.
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