Incoming Wolverine Garber Named Michigan's Mr. Golf

July 1, 2010

LANSING, Mich. -- University of Michigan incoming freshman Joey Garber (Petoskey, Mich./Petoskey HS), who will join the Wolverines in 2010-11, was recently selected as Michigan's Mr. Golf by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association for the second straight season.

With current player Matt Thompson (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview HS) winning the award in 2008, a U-M player has now received the state's top golf honor the past three years.

While playing at Petoskey, Garber earned All-State honors and was the medalist runner-up at the 2006 Division 2 Finals, finishing just behind U-M's Thompson. In 2009, Garber led Petoskey to a 14th-place team finish and closed sixth as an individual. He was a medalist and earned All-State honors at the 2010 Michigan High School Division 2 Golf Finals held at Forest Akers in East Lansing, Mich.

Outside of high school golf, Garber recently became the 24th Wolverine and the third youngest player ever to win the Michigan Amateur Championship title. He won back-to-back medalist honors (2008-09) at the Michigan Junior Amateur and was the co-medalist at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Qualifier at the Boyne Highlands C.C., in Boyne, Mich. Garber has also won four GAM Championships in the last four years

Garber will be one of two newcomers -- along with signee Matt Felsenfeld -- to join a Wolverine squad that advanced to its third straight NCAA Regional appearance and includes seven returning letterwinners.

2010 MIGCA State Awards
Wolverines Sign Top Two Players in the State of Michigan (Nov. 13, 2009)

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