Tigers Add Four For the 2012-13 Season
Stockton, Calif. - Bolstering his ranks for the 2012-13 season, Pacific golf coach Brandon Goethals announced the signings of four recruits to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period in November. Signing with the Tigers for the upcoming season were Christopher Macasaet (Sacramento, Calif.), Seungjae Maeng (Aiea, Hawaii), Cody Neal (Lemoore, Calif.) and Austin Weatherholt (San Jose, Calif.).
Macasaet, a senior at Jesuit High School, will join the Tigers squad next season after completing a successful stint as one of the Marauders' top golfers. An All-Delta River League selection as a junior in 2010-11, Macasaet helped lead his team to a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I North title and a berth into the state championships. A season prior, Macasaet and the Marauders finished as the state's runner-up.
Maeng, a senior at Moanalua High School, is one of the top junior golfers in the state of Hawaii. The future Tiger showed off his skills at the 103rd Manoa Cup, the Hawaii State Amateur Match-Play Championship, where he was a semifinalist, finishing tied for fifth out of 64 of the best amateur golfers. After just missing out on winning the Manoa Cup, Maeng took home the title at the 2011 Mayor's Cup in the Championship Bracket in September. In November, Maeng was part of a team of amateur golfers to defeat the professionals at the 39th Annual Governor John A. Burns Challenge Cup in the Ryder Cup Style golf event.
Neal will come to Pacific after a stellar career at Lemoore High School. The 2011 Hanford Sentinel's All-Kings County Boys Golfer of the Year, Neal has been the dominant golfer in the West Yosemite League (WYL) for three years since storming onto the scene as just a freshman. A two-time WYL individual title winner, Neal has guided his Tigers to three-straight WYL team championships, the first three in school history for the boy's golf program. Neal will look to make it four as a senior in 2011-12.
Weatherholt will finish his career at Bellarmine College Preparatory this year before enrolling at Pacific in the fall. An All-Capital Christian School League honoree last season as a junior, Weatherholt medaled seven times in 2010-11 for Bellarmine. As an amateur, Weatherholt qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur placing in the top-10 in the California State Junior Amateur tournament.