A-State Men's Golf inks four as part of 2013 recruiting class
From Arkansas State University
State head men's golf coach Steve Johnson announced Thursday
that Tanner Napier, Albert Arribas, Petter Salqvist and Trent Jones have
each signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their careers with
the Red Wolves.
who is from Paris, Texas, placed second in the Texas 3A State
Tournament as junior to
earn first team all-state honors, while also winning the district and
regional tournaments and placing first in six out of eight other
tournaments. He was also named the varsity golf team's MVP as freshman,
sophomore and junior.
Napier's summer golf season, he was ranked 36th in Texas for his
graduating class on
Junior Golf Scoreboard with a scoring average of 75.25 through 20
competitive rounds. He shot a low round of 67 at the Texas-Oklahoma
Junior Golf Tournament and tied for sixth place. Napier also finished
17th out of 119 individuals at the Ram Rock Legends
Tour Texas State Championship.
was chosen as one of just 10 finalists to be recognized at the
All-American Bowl in January
for Sports and Community Excellence as well, becoming the first golfer
to be recognized for the award. Expected to graduate from Paris High
School in the top 10 of his class as a National Honor Society member, he
has excelled as a student as well.
of Barcelona, Spain, is ranked 29th on the national boys club level.
He placed ninth
at the Junior International Spain Stroke Play Championship and 37th at
the Canary Amateur Cup, which both counted toward world rankings.
Arribas was a champion and gold medalist of the Annual U16 Ranking of
the Catalonia Regional Golf Federation.
his Spain tournaments, he finished first at both the 2012 Catalonia and
National u16 Tournament, and he also placed 43rd in the Spain National
Junior and Boy Championship. During Arribas' USA summer tour in 2012,
he finished first at the Craig Rudolph Memorial Tournament and 41st at
Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship. He
has claimed 10 tournament championships on the club level during his
a Jonesboro native, was named all-state and all-conference in both 2012
and 2013 and helped
lead Jonesboro High School to a team state title each of the last four
years. He recently finished third in the Arkansas State Golf
Association (ASGA) Player of the Year standings.
held an average of 72.5 during 2013. He finished first in the Bruce
Jenkins Memorial and
the Randy Beaver Memorial and placed second at the Joe Boone Memorial
and the ASGA State Stroke Play. He was also a part of the JHS Honor
who is from Stockholm, Sweden, holds a 74.7 scoring average, a low
round of 66 and
10 top-10 finishes. He finished fifth in the Skandia Tour and the
Titleist Footjoy Junior Open and also placed third at the Club
Championships with a season-low round of 66. Salqvist recorded six
rounds that were under or even par, and he helped lead his team
to a runner-up finish in the National Team Championships.
very excited about this year's recruiting class," Johnson said. "I
think we were very fortunate
to be able to sign this amount talent, as well as experience, on a
national and international level. Each one of these young men has
demonstrated their high level of commitment to win, and I look forward
to all four of them making an immediate contribution
to our program next fall."