CLINTON, SC – The Presbyterian College men's golf team announced the addition of four golfers to join the Blue Hose in the fall of 2017.
“We are excited to be adding these four standout student-athletes to our team,” stated head coach Thomas Addison. “Each will bring a variety of strengths and experiences to the team. These guys will help us to be more competitive at practice and within the Big South while also providing us with valuable depth.”
Brody Boston is joining PC after two successful seasons at Iowa Western Community College. He assisted the Reivers to six team wins and a top-10 finish at the 2016 NJCCA National Championship. As an individual, he accumulated three top-10 finishes and was twice named Academic All-American by the NJCAA. A business major, Boston will graduate from Iowa Western this spring with a 4.0 GPA.
Haydon Norwood played four seasons at Hartsville High School. He helped lead his team to four consecutive region titles as well as the 2016 SCHSL 3A Lower State Championship. Norwood was twice the region tournament runner-up as a sophomore (75) and senior (71), but he was named “Player of the Year” and earned medalist honors his junior season after a round of 70. He finished 5th at the 2016 Lower State Championship with a round of 73. Norwood also tied for 8th at the 2016 Junior PGA Championship (142; 73, 69) and took home medalist honors at the 2016 Heat Wave Classic (141; 70, 71).
Ben Pirro joins the Blue Hose after four seasons at Lake Mary Preparatory School. He accumulated multiple top-10 finishes including runner-up honors at the IMG Junior Tour Event (141; 71, 70) and METPGA Future Series Event (140; 70, 70). Pirro also won the HJGT New Jersey Summer Challenge (144; 74, 70) and HJGT Major Championship (145; 70, 75). He qualified for the New York State Open with a round of 66 (-4) at the Long Island National GC. Pirro was a top-5 fundraiser for the Jack Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation two years in a row. He also received Presidential Award for Academic Excellence and was a finalist for the USGA – AJGA President's Award.
Josh Taylor played golf for England's Bedford School and at the nearby Woburn Golf Club. He won the Hertfordshire Boys County Championship with a score of 139 (70, 69) and holds the course record at the nearby Mill Green Golf Club at 6-under par (66). Taylor captained Bedford School to multiple national finals and represented England Schools in 2016 in tournaments across Europe.