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APSU Governors Golf signs Ohio standout to 2014-2015 recruiting class

 

Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men’s golf coach Kirk Kayden returned to his Ohio roots to snare the first signee for the Govs’ 2014-15 recruiting class.

Justin Arens, the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) Player of the Year, has signed a letter of intent to play for the Governors.

Austin Peay Men's Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Men’s Golf. (APSU Sports Information)

Arens has enjoyed a superb prep career at Westerville South High School, located just outside of Columbus.

As a senior, he earned medalist honors seven times and tied for first in three other tournaments, only to lose in scorecard playoffs. Overall, he owned a 71.8 stroke average, but 71.0 in OCC events. In three of his tourney titles, he shot 70s and another he ended with a 69.

However, he saved his for the 12-team Pickerington Central Fall Invitational. He not only won the event but obliterated the field, his 6-under 66 being 10 shots better than his closest competitor.

As a result, he not only earned OCC Player of the Year honors but earned first-team all-conference as well as all-district honors. He also was a two-year team captain and was named a Fall 2013 Scholar-Athlete. He was chosen as the Columbus Dispatch Athlete of the Week for Sept. 22-29.

“Justin will be a very nice addition to our team next year,” said APSU coach Kirk Kayden, who is a Fremont, Ohio native. “He is a very motivated to excel at this level and has the skills to do so.

“The thing I liked most about Justin is his ability to shoot some very low scores in tournament play. I look for him to have an immediate impact on our team.”

Austin Peay captured the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference championship and placed seventh in the NCAA Regional in Tempe, AZ. With three impact seniors—Anthony Bradley, Marco Iten and Trey Tarpley—graduating this spring starting lineup positions will be open for the 2014-15 season.


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