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Jackets Sign Two of Nation's Top Golfers

Nov. 21, 2007

ATLANTA – James White, ranked 34th among the nation’s junior golfers by Golfweek magazine, and Minghao Wang, ranked No. 26, have signed letters-of-intent to play golf at Georgia Tech, head coach Bruce Heppler announced Wednesday.

White, from Acworth, Ga., has two victories and seven top-10 finishes in 11 junior golf events since 2006. Wang, from Reunion, Fla., has recorded three wins and nine top-10 finishes in 14 events during the same period. They are ranked No. 60 and No. 87, respectively, in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.

“It’s a very strong class considering our current team has no seniors, so we’re adding to an already strong group,” said Heppler. “It’s a very positive thing for us to sign the best player in our state. Both are outstanding students, and have the ability to succeed here. They have a strong desire to focus on their golf and school work. They both have a chance to make major contributions to our program.”

White’s victories came in the 2006 SJGT Tournament of Champions and the 2007 Georgia State Golf Association Junior Championship. He also made a splash last summer by firing a 61 (an American Junior Golf Association 18-hole scoring record) in the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic, a tournament in which he finished second. He also reached the third round of the USGA Junior Championship after finishing third in medal play.

Wang won twice in 2006, capturing the Prestige Junior Championship and the Florida Junior Tour Q Series, and once in 2007, the IJGT Tournament of Champions.

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