'Jacks add two standouts to roster.
Nov. 21, 2011
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Major Monzingo and Baxter Ward have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf, and further their education at Stephen F. Austin announced head coach Trey Schroeder Monday afternoon.
"We are very fortunate to be adding two talented young men to our program," added Schroeder. They are not only talented on the golf course but they are also quality young men. Major has proven himself over the past seasons, and has shown that he can win. He will have an immediate impact for our squad. Baxter brings quite a bit of international experience to our program, from Australia where he has won some big tournaments."
Monzingo comes to SFA as one of the top golfers in the state of Texas. A former 4A regional champion and state runner-up, Monzingo has earned UIL and HSGS All-State honors. A five-time TJGT Champion, Monzingo is a Texas-Oklahoma Junior Champion, as well as the Club Champion at the Trophy Club Country Club.
The true definition of a student-athlete, Monzingo is also a standout in the classroom having been named to the UIL Academic All-District, All-Regional and All-State teams. He has also received HSGS Academic All-State honors twice during his career at Byron Nelson High School.
Ward comes to Nacogdoches from Australia where he has left a paper trail of success in his wake. Ward has won 13 tournaments during his amateur career, including the past four Armidale Junior Championship tournaments, and the Cowboys Tournament Championship in Dallas earlier this year.
In 2010 Ward tied for 33rd at the Australian Open National Ranking Tournament, and qualified for the QLD Men's Strokeplay Championship. He also made the cut for the 2010 NSW Amateur and Gary Player Championships as well.
The Lumberjacks have wrapped up the 2011 fall season, but will open the spring half of their schedule Monday, Feb. 27, when they travel to Charleston, S.C., to compete in the Charleston Shootout.