Vanderbilt Men's Golf Signs Three 11/14/02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt Men's Golf Coach Press McPhaul has announced the signing of Luke List, Joe Shirley and Dos Goldsmith for the 2003-04 season. The Commodores lose seniors Brandt Snedeker, Craig Dunlap and Jason Dallas to graduation after the spring season.

"This is a recruiting class that is of high quality on the national scene because it is solid from top to bottom," McPhaul said. "I'm excited about these three young men because they have tremendous commitment to winning and they came to Vanderbilt to further the program.

"With our recent success here at Vanderbilt, our program is now a more attractive place for prospects. Each member of this recruiting class wanted to be part of an up-and-coming program that will compete for championships, while also having the opportunity to attend a great academic school. This class will play a big part in helping us reach our goals as a program."

Luke List comes to Vanderbilt from Ringgold, Ga., even though he attends Baylor High School in Chattanooga, Tenn. Under the tutelage of Coach King Oehmig, List helped lead Baylor to the 2002 Tennessee state championship and he is currently ranked as the No. 12 junior player in the nation by Golfweek.

List finished second at the 2002 Western Junior (70-71-65-74), while winning the Donald Ross Junior at Pinehurst (73-66) and the AJGA Worldcom Junior Classic (74-66). He also recorded top-eight finishes this past summer at the AJGA Furman, AJGA Robert Trent Jones Classic and the Scott Robertson Memorial Tournament.

"Luke is an extremely talented player who has shown a special ability to step up during competition and win," McPhaul said. "His talent and competitive ability is going to give him the opportunity to be a great college player."

Joe Shirley comes to Nashville from The Westminister School in Marietta, Ga. Shirley won the 2001 Future Masters by shooting 66-63-69 and then fired rounds of 70-69 to qualify for the 2002 United States Junior Amateur. Shirley also finished fifth at the 2001 Georgia State Junior and 32nd at the Orange Bowl Junior Invitational Championship (71-70-78-74).

"Joe has an excellent competitive record and has shown the ability to win," McPhaul said. "We are excited because he has the potential to help us immediately."

Greg "Dos" Goldsmith comes to Vanderbilt from Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. Goldsmith, whose dad played collegiate golf at New Mexico, tied for second at the Southern Junior (73-72-72) and finished 18th at the AJGA Texace San Antonio Shootout (73-73-73). As if destined to play golf, Goldsmith grew up on Byron Nelson Street.

"Dos Goldsmith is a strong, powerful prospect who has competed very well nationally," McPhaul said. "Like Joe and Luke, he is committed to find out how good he can be and we're confident he is going to be a difference maker for the program.

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