Alex Martin Signs NLI to Play Golf for Hoosiers
Nov. 10, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's golf head coach Mike Mayer announced that Alex Martin (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) has signed a letter-of-intent to attend Indiana University beginning in the fall semester of 2006.
Martin, who is currently ranked the top junior golfer in Ohio by Junior Golf Scoreboard, has put together an enviable resume on the junior and high school levels. In 2004, he captured the Ohio Golf Association Junior Championship and qualified for the U.S. Junior Championship after winning the local qualifier by five strokes.
Since the 2002 season, Martin has earned medalist honors at 12 junior events overall and was the 2003 Greater Cincinnati area junior champion. In 2002-03, Martin won eight Professional Junior Golf Tour (PJGT) events in 10 efforts and had the second-lowest average of all-time at 74.1.
This past summer, Martin tied for sixth in a 72-person field at the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Andover in Lexington, Ky., carding a 218 (77-71-70), and he shared seventh out of 90 at the Hudson Invitational in Hudson, Ohio, compiling a second 218 total (72-73-73).
"We are thrilled to have Alex join our Hoosier family here at Indiana," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "He is the complete package - an outstanding individual with great athletic skills as well as an excellent student. He will bring a tremendous amount to this program. We look for Alex to come in here right away and compete for one of the top positions on our team."
During the summer of 2004, Martin recorded four top 10s, headlined by a tie for ninth in the 156-person field at the United States Golf Association (USGA) Junior in San Francisco. He also tied for sixth out of 75 at the AJGA Andover (68-77-75), finished third out of 72 at the AJGA Bridgewater (74-74-66) and garnered a tie for eighth out of 72 at the AJGA Hot Springs (72-79). Martin's final-round 66 at the AJGA Bridgewater was a new course record.
At St. Xavier, Martin led his team to consecutive third-place finishes at state and had the team ranked in number one in the city the entire 2005 season, which just concluded in October. Additionally, Martin captured a pair of titles en route to setting a school-record 73.8 scoring average. He went on to net the lowest average in the Greater Cincinnati area and earned conference Player of the Year honors to go along with being named Player of the Year in the Greater Cincinnati area.
The three-time first team all-conference selection finished seventh individually at state in 2005 and 12th in 2004. Martin won St. Xavier's district in 2004, claimed second at district in 2005 and netted third at sectionals this past season.
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