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Knoxville standout Kramer signs with Austin Peay Governors Golf

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf team will add to its apparent depth by signing Austin Kramer, of Knoxville, to a National Letter of Intent for the 2012-13 season.

Kramer is an experienced young golfer that has played in number or competitive junior golf events. He’s played with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), the All-American Junior Golf Tour (AAJGT) and the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT). As a junior at Halls High School, Kramer posted a stroke average at .53 shots over par.

Austin Peay Golf.
Austin Peay Golf.

Most recently, Kramer finished 13th at the TSSAA Division 1-AAA State Championships, shooting 71-76=147, coming in nine strokes off the lead. During the summer, Kramer made a terrific run in the 48th Annual Tennessee Junior Amateurs, firing a three-round 214 to finish two-under par, good enough for third.

“We’re looking forward to Austin joining us,” head coach Kirk Kayden said. “He’s got a tremendous record in Tennessee Junior Golf. His mechanics are solid with both his long game and his putting. He comes from a good high school team that likely has a few other future college players on it. We look forward to him being a major contributor over the next four years.

Kramer’s resume shows 10 top-five finishes along with seven other top-10 finishes over the past two years. Among those, he has two wins – the 2010 AAJGT Tennessee National where he shot a two-round 143, and the 2011 AAJGT Tennessee National where he shot a two-round 146.  He also placed 21st in a US Open Qualifier and recorded a 15th-place finish at the 2011 USGA Boys Junior Amateur Qualifier.

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