Men's Golf Signs Choo and Spooner To National Letters of Intent

Nov. 15, 2006

SEATTLE - Washington men's golf coach Matt Thurmond announced today the signing of two prep standouts to National Letters of Intent. Tze Huang Choo (Singapore, Singapore) and Kevin Spooner (West Vancouver, B.C.) will join the squad for the 2007-08 season.

Choo is currently the top amateur in Singapore and the reigning Singapore Amateur Champion. He finished third at the 2004 Callaway Junior World Championships and placed second at the 2004 Australian Junior Championships. Choo was in the Seattle area this past summer to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton. He qualified for the championship and finished 11th in the stroke play portion of the tournament.

This past Sunday, Choo won the 46th Southeast Asia Amateur Championship in Papua New Guinea and will be traveling to Dohan, Qatar, to represent Singapore in the 15th Asia Games in December. Choo is also currently finishing his two years of compulsory service in the Singapore military.

'I'm really excited about Tze Huang,' Thurmond said. 'He has a really fun personality and brings a great competitive spirit. He had the opportunity to meet most of our guys this summer and I expect him to fit right in.'

Spooner is a member of the Canadian Junior National Team and the 2005 B.C. Juvenile Champion. He finished fifth at the Canadian Junior Championship, which was won by current Husky Nick Taylor. Spooner also finished third at the B.C. Junior Championship which was also won by Taylor.

'Kevin is a great student, who like many kids from B.C. grew up playing hockey,' Thurmond said. 'In the past couple years he has committed himself to golf and the success he has had recently in Canada has only begun to scratch the surface. He has the potential to become a great player and continue our tradition of great Husky golfers from B.C.'

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