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Men's Golf Announces Three Signees to its 2022-23 Class

Nov 19, 2021

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State men's golf team has inked three signees to its 2022-23 class, as head coach Dustin White announced the additions of Ben Borgida, Daniel Kim and Sam Renner.

"All three of these young men represent the values of our program and Washington State University as a whole," said White. "Their desire to compete and continually improve will push everyone around them and continue to elevate the program."

Sam Renner | 5-10 | Bend, Ore. (Summit HS)
Renner will be joining the program from Summit High School in Bend, Oregon. Renner has won six tournaments during his prep career. He finished 24th at the 2018 Oregon State Championship as a freshman, which was the last time Oregon held a high school state championship for golf, as the last two seasons have been postponed due to COVID-19. Renner has been an excellent athlete during his prep career, as he has won a state championship in basketball and participated in the 2016 Little League World Series.

He has participated in the Future Champions Golf Tour and has posted a top-six finish in every tournament he has competed in. Renner won the National Tour Oregon Memorial Weekend Tournament this past May by carding 139 (-5). He posted his best round score in the first round of the Oregon Memorial Weekend Tournament, as he shot 66 (-6) in the first round.

Coach White on Renner
"Sam is an exciting player to watch.  He's got confidence in his ability and loves to compete.  He's not afraid to go low and has what it takes to play at a high level.  Being a multi-sport athlete, he understands the team component and will bring a lot of good energy.  Throw in the fact that he's a good student, and you have a well-rounded young man ready to make his mark on the program."

Daniel Kim | 5-9 | Mukilteo, Washington (Kamiak HS)
Kim comes to Pullman with an impressive prep resume from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington. Kim won the 2018 Washington 4-A State Championship with and was named the 2018 Washington Junior Golf Association Player of the Year.

The newest Coug was also selected to the 2019 Junior Americas Cup team and was a PNGA stroke-play medalist. Kim has ranked as high as No. 37 in the U.S. for junior golfers, while he has also posted four top-five finishes at American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournaments. Kim has also won seven Washington Junior Golf Association tournaments in his prep career. His most recent win came back at the 2020 WJGA District 1 Championship by carding 145 (+1).

Coach White on Kim
"Daniel brings a great deal of experience with him.  He's been fortunate enough to compete in some of the best events in junior golf and has had a great deal of success.  That ability to have your game travel and play a wide variety of courses will make for a good transition into college golf.  He can go low and will add a lot of depth to our lineup.  We are excited to he chose to be a Coug and know he will accomplish a lot during this time here." 

Ben Borgida | 6-1 | Shoreline, Washington (Shoreline HS)
Borgida comes to the Palouse from Shoreline, Washington, where he is member of the Shoreline High School men's golf team. Borgida has twice earned All-WESCO League honors during his time at Shoreline.

Borgida has competed in several Washington Junior Golf Association tournaments during his prep career and has collected three WJGA tournament victories in total. He finished first at the 2019 WJGA District 1 Sub-District #4 Tournament and at the 2019 WJGA District 1 Sub-District #2. Borgida also finished in a tie for first place at the 2019 WJGA Western Open with a score of 144 (-1). More recently, Borgida finished in a tie for fifth at the 2021 WJGA Eastern Open by carding rounds of 68-74 at the Veterans Memorial Golf Club in Walla Walla, Washington.

Coach White on Borgida
"Ben has wanted to be a Coug since he was a kid. The fact that we were able to get him here means as much to us as it does to him. When we look at what a player and what they bring into the program, he checks all the boxes.  He has shown a lot of growth in his game over the past year and will only get better.  He will add a great deal to our team culture while playing at a high level."

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