Highly Rated Kang, Sahyoun Sign With Men's Golf
Nov. 16, 2009
Jeffrey Kang from Fullerton, Calif., and Ramsey Sahyoun from Van Nuys, Calif., both among the top-rated prep golfers in the country, have signed letters of intent with USC, Trojan men's golf head coach Chris Zambri announced Monday (Nov. 16).
'We are thrilled to have two phenomenal people and players coming to USC,' Zambri said. 'They will add so much in so many ways to our goal of winning national championships. They are both leaders, hard workers, and exceptional students and golfers.'
Kang, from Sunny Hills High in Fullerton, Calif., is the No. 1 ranked 2010 high school golfer in the country according to Golfweek magazine. Kang is a 2009 Rolex Junior All-American first teamer and a 2008 Rolex All-American second teamer. Kang, along with current Trojan freshman T.J. Vogel, was among four players who represented the U.S. at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in June. Kang helped the U.S. to a second-place finish and was the top U.S. finisher. Earlier this year, he tied for eighth at the HP Junior and posted top five finishes in 2008 at the Polo Junior Classic, Junior PGA, HP Junior, Rolex Tournament of Champions and Dixie Amateur. He also went 3-0 at the Junior Ryder Cup, won the 2009 West Junior Open and led the West over the East at the 2009 Canon Cup with a win in the event's final match. Also in 2008 he led Sunny Hills High to the CIF-CGA State High School Golf Championship, earning medalist honors.
Sahyoun, who attends Campbell Hall High in Van Nuys, Calif., is the 13th ranked 2010 high school golfer in the country according to Golfweek. Sahyoun won the 2009 36-hole U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifying tournament at Fox Run G.C. At the Emerson Junior Golf Classic, he was fourth out of 53 players while at the USGA Junior Amateur Championship, he was 19th out of 156 in the stroke play portion of the event. At the 59th L.A. Junior Golf Championship, Sahyoun was fifth out of 174 players.