Aug. 10, 2009
ATLANTA – Kyle Scott, a two-time Division II All-American at West Florida University, has signed a grant-in-aid to enroll at Georgia Tech and will join the Yellow Jackets’ golf team for the 2009-10 academic year, head coach Bruce Heppler announced Monday.
“Kyle was a very successful player on the Division II level and wanted to play against the top competition in the country and on the top courses,” said Heppler. “He’s been a very good student, and he seems like a great kid who wants to raise his experience and his game. We’re excited to have him.”
Named to the Division II Ping All-America second team and the PING All-South Region Team in 2009, Scott led the Argonauts with a 71.56 stroke average, including eight total rounds in the 60s. His best finish of the season was a second-place mark at the Bobcat Invitational, including a season low 66 in the tournament’s second round.
Scott was a first-team Division II All-American in 2008, also making the All-Freshman team and All-South Region team. Ranked No. 28 in the Golfstat Cup, he tied for third at the Division II National Championship and helped the Argos to the team title. He won the NCAA Division II South Regional and two regular season events, and posted a stroke average of 71.53.
In an effort to complete academic requirements for his transfer to Tech, the native of Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa has played little this summer, but he advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, where he lost in first round.