Huskies Welcome Aidan O'Hagan to Class of 2021
SEATTLE – University of Washington men's golf head coach Alan Murray has announced the signing of Aidan O'Hagan to a National Letter of Intent for the Class of 2021. He joins Justin Hopkins who signed with the Dawgs in November and will be headed to Montlake next season.
"We're really excited that Aidan will be a Husky," said Murray. "He's one is of the most talented junior players in the world in my opinion. Coach Sutton and I have been massively impressed with him and his game while recruiting him and were so excited that the player on the course matches the person off the course also. He's extremely talented, ambitions, hard-working and passionate about the game with being a really good human being."
Originally from Scotland, O'Hagan comes to Seattle after having spent the last year at Albany Golf Academy in the Bahamas. Representing Scotland, Aidan was a member of the U16 Scottish Boys team that won the Quandrangular match at Troon Darley in 2019 over Ireland, Netherland and Wales. He has been well known in the Scottish international events from a young age, even being called up to the Boys Home Internationals (U18) at the age of 13.
"Aidan has humility, will be a great teammate and getting to know him over the past number of months after seeing him play has been a real joy," added Murray. His parents are lovely people and he has been given a great up-bringing. Alongside that, he is an excellent student and I believe he ticks all the boxes of what we're looking for."
He's also competed at the Scottish Boys Amateur Championship in 2019 and made it to match play where he finished fifth. Additionally, O'Hagan placed 12th at the English Boys Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship representing Scotland.
"He loves team golf and has represented Scotland on numerous occasions despite his young age and will help make us a better team," said Murray. "We're very excited to watch his continued progress and development. We know he will fit in well with our group and his addition will make us a stronger program and team without a doubt."