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Oregon State Men’s Golf Signs Three To NLIs

Nov 11, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State men's golf head coach Jon Reehoorn announced three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program starting with the 2023-24 season.
Those three are Cooper Humphreys, from Kelowna, British Columbia, Stanley Lin from Taipei, Taiwan and Zach Miller from Buckley, Wash.
"I'm excited to finally make it official and welcome Cooper, Stanley, and Zach to Beaver Nation," Reehoorn said. "Each of these young men brings a love for golf, a passion for wanting to be at Oregon State, and a desire to work hard each day to continue elevating the success of our golf program. Equally important to each of them and their family is their commitment to success in the classroom. We've been blessed to attract some great student-athletes the last few years and these three young men will fit perfectly into what we are all about."
Humphreys recently won at the 2022 Canada Summer Games and the 2022 Toyota World Junior Team Championship. He was also victorious at the 2021 Canadian Juvenile Championshp. Humphreys tied for fifth at the 2022 Toyota World Junior Individual Championship and the 2022 Canadian Junior Championship. He has also competed in hockey and basketball and chose Oregon State "because of the athletic facilities and how nice the campus is."
"Coop is a tremendous young man I know all of us will benefit from his presence," Reehoorn said. "Any time we run into someone who knows Coop they immediately say 'you are going to love having him as part of your team.' As a member of the Canadian Junior National Team, Coop has been exposed to competing across the world and has excelled against some of the best juniors in the world, which included helping Canada win their first Toyota Junior World Championship. Based on everything we heard about Cooper, it wasn't just his golf game that had an impact on the success of their team. He brings a passion and excitement for life and competition I know we will all love to be around."
Lin makes the trek from Taipei and has won the 2022 Future Challenge, the 2022 Yeangder Amateur Classic Leg 1 and the 2021 Yeangder Classic Leg 5. He's ranked 27th in the class of 2023 by the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Lin also won the 2022 National Spring Tournament. Lin has also competed in basketball and table tennis and chose Oregon State "because I really like Corvallis; the buildings are beautiful and the athletics program is awesome. I like the coaches at OSU, especially their coaching style."
"Stanley has proven he knows how to win events and execute under pressure the last few holes to complete tournament wins," Reehoorn said. "The ceiling for how far Stanley can go is very high as he is an excellent ball striker with length off the tee. Watching Stanley this past summer in San Diego at the Junior World Championships and Bandon at the US Junior, what really stood out to me was how he carried himself. He's got a quiet confidence that keeps him in every round even if he gets off to a poor start. Additionally, it was really cool to see how he interacted with his playing partners, and similar to Coop, I know he will bring great enthusiasm and energy to our group."
Miller joins OSU from Buckley's White River High School, where he is a 2A state champion and has been a medalist in every match he has played in. He was his league's most valuable golfer in 2019-20 and 2020-21. He also won the 2020 WJGA Western Open. He's also lettered in football, playing linebacker and tight end. Miller chose Oregon State because of "the coaches and the people at OSU. You can tell they really love and support their athletes."
"Zach has been someone I've been watching since the summer before his freshman year in high school," Reehoorn said. "I can remember where I was when I first saw him hit a shot and thought, in four years, this is someone we are going to want part of our program. He carries himself with a bit of an edge and some presence on the course because he simply hates to lose. Since the time I watched him play four/five years ago, he has grown a ton, gained a ton of speed and I believe has the game similar to transfer to college golf similar to what we saw in Mateo Fuenmayor."
Cooper Humphreys – Kelowna, British Columbia
- Son of Stacey Butterworth and Scott Humphreys.
- Has one sister, Ruby.
- Born in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Attends Scides High School.
- Intends to study business at Oregon State.
- Member of the Canadian Junior National Team.
- Won the 2022 Canada Summer Game, the 2022 Toyota World Junior Team Championship and the 2021 Juvenile Championship.
- Tied for fifth at the 2022 Toyota World Junior Championship and 2022 Canadian Junior Championship.
- Tied for second at the 2021 Canadian Junior Championship. Tied for third at the 2021 Agave Am.
- Enjoys going to the gym and playing basketball, hockey and ping pong.
Stanley Lin – Taipei, Taiwan
- Son of Chin-Yu Su and Juan-Jun Lin.
- Has one sister, Sharon.
- Attends Taipei Municipal Heping High School.
- Intends to study business at Oregon State.
- Ranked 27th in the class of 2023 by Junior Golf Scoreboard.
- Recently represented Taiwan at the Asia Pacific Amateur Championship.
- Won the 2022 Yeangder Amateur Classic Leg 1 and the 2021 Yeangder Amateur Classic Leg 5.
- Winner of the 2022 Nationa; Spring Tournament. 2022 Future Challenge Champion. Won the 2021 National Team Selection (second qualifying event).
- Tied for sixth at the 2022 IMG Academy World Golf Championship. Also competed in the 2022 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championsip, The Junior PLAYERS Championship and the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.
- Enjoys singing and playing basketball, music and table tennis.
Zach Miller – Buckley, Wash.
- Son of Amy and Todd Miller.
- Has one brother, Mason
- Attends White River High School.
- Intends to study business at Oregon State.
- 2022 2A State Champion.
- 2A SPSL District Champion in 2019, 2020 and 2021. League Most Valuable in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
- Also won the 2020 WJGA Western Open.
- Qualified for the 2022 U.S. Am Four Ball Championship. Played on Team Washington at the Junior Americas Cup in 2022. Also competed in 2022 Junior Worlds.
- Enjoys football and letters at linebacker and tight end.
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