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Jordan Hurst said he considered other options when choosing where he would play his collegiate golf. But the decision was made easy for the Washington County High School senior when St. Catharine College coach Joan Rizer came calling.
“The first offer I got was from St. Catharine and I didn’t see turning down an opportunity when it is handed to me,” said Hurst. “I like the idea of being able to play close to home and St. Catharine also has the program (surgical tech) that I want to major in.”
The scholarship opportunity was signed by Hurst who was accompanied by parents David and Tina to campus last Wednesday.
“We are always glad to be able to sign players from local schools and I’m especially glad to have someone of Jordan’s caliber in our program,” said Rizer.
The decision was also popular with Jordan’s father who said he never misses tournaments in which Jordan plays. “He already knows some of the players on the team so I am tickled that he will be at St. Catharine,” said David Hurst. “It is nice that they have the field he is interested in and that he will get to keep playing golf which he loves to do.”
“I think his little nephew is as happy as anyone that his uncle will be staying at home for college,” added Tina Warner. “We are happy with the decision. Having Joan here as coach is a big plus.”
Hurst said he will continue to hone his game this summer by playing tournaments on the Musselman-Dunne tour in which he has participated since the eighth grade.