Nov. 10, 2006
ATLANTA – William Miller, the 14th-ranked player in the class of 2007 according to the American Junior Golf Association, has signed a letter-of-intent to play golf at Georgia Tech, head coach Bruce Heppler announced.
Miller, from Venetia, Pa., near Pittsburgh, was an honorable mention AJGA All-American in 2006, and ranks No. 23 among all junior players (class of 2008 included) in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
“We’re excited about adding someone with the golf resume that William has as well as the student that he is,” said Heppler. “He’s taken care of his business on both areas. He’s had a consistent summer, is one of the best players in the country, and we’re glad to have him.”
Miller, whose father Mark graduated from Georgia Tech in 1980, won three junior events and posted eight top-10 finishes overall in 16 events in 2006. His scoring average in nine AJGA-sponsored events was 72.83. Miller also became the first West Penn junior player since Arnold Palmer in 1947 to win the West Penn Amateur. He did so with scores of 68 and 62 for a tournament total of 130, the lowest 36-hole score in the 106-year history of the event.