NORMAN – University of Oklahoma men’s golf head coach Ryan Hybl announced the addition of Blake Lorenz to the Sooners’ 2018 signing class on Thursday.
One of the top junior golfers in Arizona, Lorenz has won nine events over the last two seasons. Lorenz also competed at the 2017 Eddie Hogan Cup, representing Arizona against the top junior golfers in the western United States and Canada.
“This is a really nice pick up for us as we have grown to love Blake Lorenz,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl. “He is very athletic and has had a really nice last 12 months or so in development to become a big-time player. He is going to be a part of a great group in 2018 and he will add that much firepower to this class.”
Lorenz won the 2017 AIA Division II State Championship and is currently a finalist for the Arizona High School Player of the Year award. He also led Sunrise Mountain High School to their first-ever Mustang Team Championship in 2016 and 2017, earning low medalists honors.
Lorenz has also claimed wins at the Junior Golf Association of Arizona’s 2017 AM&E Bryce Moulder Jr. Masters, the 2017 OB Sports Winter Classic and the 2017 Arizona Junior Match Play championship. He was also the runner-up at the 2017 Scottsdale Junior Championship and the 2018 BMO Invitational Junior Masters.
In the classroom, Lorenz has a cumulative GPA of 3.92. He joins Logan McAllister (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Sam Tidd (Meridian, Idaho) and Patrick Welch (Providence, R.I.) as a part of OU’s 2018 signing class.