Two Golfers Set To Join Thurmond's Squad In 2012-13
Nov. 10, 2011
SEATTLE -- UW Men's Golf Coach Matt Thurmond announced that two high school seniors have signed NCAA Letters of Intent to compete for Washington starting in the 2012-13 school year.
Tyler Salsbury (Enumclaw, Wash.) and Jonathan Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif.) both bring impressive resumes out of their high school competitions. Thurmond is extremely excited to help them start their college careers.
"Both of these guys are going to be great Huskies," Thurmond said. "They are just what we are looking for and what has made us great. They have high character, fun personalities, excellent academics, and they can play some serious golf. I can't wait for them to arrive on campus to start their careers."
Salsbury won't have as far to travel in order to start his Husky career. He is a senior at Enumclaw High School and has been an avid Husky fan for many years.
Among his 40 amateur and junior golf victories are wins in the 2011 Washington Junior Golf Association Championship and the 2011 Tacoma Golf Association's Junior City Amateur. He also finished seventh at the 2011 Seattle Amateur and played in the 2010 Callaway Junior World Championship. Salsbury's best score was an 11-under 59 he shot during a practice round at Enumclaw Golf Course as a junior.
"Tyler has explosive scoring ability and has shot many really low rounds. He is a real natural player who has a great record and will only get better," Thurmond said.
Sanders attends New Community Jewish School in West Hills, Calif. and has been a dominate force in both junior golf and high school competitions. He won the 2010 AJGA Emerson Junior Golf Classic in a playoff with a birdie on the first playoff hole, won the CIF Northern Regional of the Southern Section and won the 2009 Optimist Junior Golf Championship as a 15 year old. For his play in 2010, he was named honorable mention AJGA Rolex Junior All-American.
Sanders is currently ranked 13th for the high school class of 2012 by Golfweek and ranked 21st according to junior golf scoreboard. He is also ranked 20th on Golfweek's international junior golf rankings.
"Jonathan is a very consistent striker of the ball and he has tremendous hands around the greens," said Thurmond. "He loves the game."