Golf team lands top 100 recruit
- Nov. 14, 2011
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The men’s golf team has received a national letter of intent from Prem “Ben” Samritpricha, from Bangkok, Thailand, this week. He will join the team in 2012 for the 2012-2013 season. Samritpricha is the 82nd ranked recruit of the 2012 class, according to Golfweek.
Coach Kit Grove said he was excited about the addition of Samritpricha.
“Prem is a very consistent performer that also possesses the unique ability to go low, as demonstrated by his opening round 65 at the Bubba Conlee this summer,” he said.
Samritpricha had a successful prep career prior to committing to Kansas. He recorded six top-five finishes in 2010, including a victory in the 16-19 division of the HJGT Hunters Green Junior Shootout. After his junior year season, he was named to the IMG Leadbetter Second Team All-America accolades.
Samritpricha is very optimistic about coming to Kansas and is very excited.
“I believe that Kit Grove and Brian McCants will help me achieve my goals and get me to the next level,” he said. However, golf is not the only reason Samritpricha chose the University of Kansas. He also stated that KU’s School of Business was another reason.
“I believe that KU has one of the best golf facilities you will find in the country. The campus is beautiful and the athletics side of KU just blew me away — the athletic buildings, support, gym and every aspect of it,” he said. “Also, the basketball program is phenomenal. The home games are going to be incredible, and I cannot wait to be chanting ‘Rock Chalk Jayhawk’ with the crowd.”
The Jayhawks will begin their 2012 spring season March 5 when they compete in the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La.
Edited by Ben Chipman