BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene announced that it has signed three to its men’s golf team for the 2015-16 season as Rhett Bechtel, Brett Hagan and Logan Smoak all inked letters of intent.
Bechtel heads into his senior season at Edmond (Okla.) North High School where he has helped lead the Huskies to three straight Class 6A State Championships.
Hagan, a senior at Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe High School, recorded multiple top 10 finishes as a junior and took 14th at the Class 6A State Championship as a sophomore. As a freshman he won the Del City Tournament.
Smoak joins his high school teammate Hagan from Santa Fe as he was an all-conference selection as a junior and helped the Wolves to three tournament victories as a junior. He won the Twisted 54 Tournament by 15 strokes as a sophomore. He also shot a 76 and a 74 as he took fifth in his first tournament as a freshman.
"These three will add a great depth to our team next year," said SNU coach Derrick Taylor. "Logan and Brett come from Edmond Santa Fe that has been a strong program over the years. Rhett comes from Edmond North’s program which last year won its 10th straight state team championship. The hard work that these three have put in to play on the top teams in the state will pay off greatly when they join us next fall as we make a run towards the Great American Conference Championship and a NCAA berth."
Donaldson, Patterson join Crimson Storm
Taylor announced that he has signed two new players to his women’s golf team as Rachel Donaldson and Jordan Patterson will join the Crimson Storm in the 2015-16 season.
Donaldson, a senior at Eufaula High School, was the 2014 state runner-up as a junior and recorded a top ten finish in every tournament she played along with one win. She was an all-conference selection for the Ironheads and helped them win the regional title. She was also a state qualifier as a freshman.
Patterson, a senior at Chandler High School, earned a slew of honors in her junior campaign. She took 12th in the Class 3A State Championship and was fourth after the first day. She was named Oklahoman Little All-City and was selected North Oklahoma All-Vype. She took fifth at the regional tournament and won the 66 Conference Tournament. She also won all six tournaments she played in 2014 in the regular season.
As a sophomore she took second in the 66 Conference Tournament and won the Chandler Invitational and the Stroud Tournament while qualifying for the state tournament. She took third place in the 66 Conference Tournament as a freshman and finished in the top five in four of the six tournaments she played. She also helped the Lions to the state tournament in both slow pitch softball and basketball as a freshman.
"We are excited for both of these ladies to join our program as we fight for a Great American Conference Championship and an NCAA Tournament berth," said Taylor. "Both Rachel and Jordan bring a lot to the team and will have an immediate impact on the course. We look forward to see what they can do over the coming years."