Men's Golf Signs Two For 2009-2010 Season

Nov. 20, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf, Conrad Ray, has announced the signing of two talented high school seniors, Andre DeDecker and Andrew Yun. The two will join the Cardinal on the links for the 2009-2010 season as part of the Stanford Class of 2013.

DeDecker, of Cape Town, South Africa, has been a member of the South African National Team since 2006, and is regarded as the one of the top junior players in all of South Africa. In 2006 he was the Under 16 National Champion, and the Under 18 Schools Golf Champion at Sun City. In 2007, DeDecker finished second in the South African Amateur, advanced to the Round of 16 in The Western Province Open, and placed 14th in The South African Amateur Match Play. Adding to his long list of accomplishments, this year DeDecker has placed second in the 2008 South African Boys Stroke Play, won the Dale Hays Classic and took 14th in the Rolex Tournament of Champions on the AJGA Tour.

Andrew Yun, of Chandler, Arizona, is a four-time Junior All-Americanon the AJGA Tour. He finished first in the 2007 Arizona Amateur and second in the 2007 Arizona Public Links Championships. In 2008, he won the Verizon Junior Heritage, took sixth in the Heather Farr Classic, third in the Ping Invitational, and fifth in the stroke play portion of the US Junior Amateur, eventually losing in the quarterfinal round of match play.

'Andre and Andrew are fantastic additions to our squad,' said Ray. 'We are very happy that they have chosen Stanford and they will both leave their mark on our program over the next four years. Both share a wealth of competitive golf experience and I would not be surprised if the two were able to come in and play a lot in their freshmen campaigns.'

The pair will begin at Stanford in the fall of 2009, and help the Cardinal in its quest for the 2010 NCAA title.

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