Michigan Adds Hyun During Early Signing Period

Nov. 16, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's golf head coach Andrew Sapp announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 16) the signing of Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centreville High School [Va.]) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2011-12 academic year.

"Noori is an extremely talented and hard working golfer," said Sapp. "He has a very smooth swing which creates a lot of power. Noori has proven that he can shoot some very low scores, and with improved consistency he will be able to contribute to our lineup right away as a freshman. We are excited to have Noori join our team and our Michigan Golf Family."

After growing up and playing a majority of his golf in Korea, Hyun has spent the last two years in Centreville, Va., playing competitive golf at Centreville High School and with the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). Hyun, who is ranked No. 43 in the 2011 senior class by Golfweek, placed fifth individually in 2009 and 10th in 2010 at the VHSL AAA State High School Championship.

"After meeting with Coach Sapp, Coach Whitten and all the players, I just feel that Michigan is the place where I want to play college golf," said Hyun. "I am excited with just about everything that has to do with college golf -- including playing at some of the top college golf courses in the U.S. and competing against some of the very best players and teams."

Over the past two years, he has collected four top 20s in AJGA events -- including medalist runner-up honors at the AJGA Junior at River Creek, tying for third at the 2009 AJGA Preseason Junior at Chateau Elan, tying for 13th at the 2010 AJGA Junior at Kingsmill Resort & Spa, and tying for 17th at the 2010 AJGA at Innisbrook. In 2009, Hyun won the International Junior Golf Tour event at Hershey Links with a score of 208 (68-71-69).

Additionally, he has earned medalist honors at the Korea Army Chief of Staff Cup Junior Golf Tournament (69-67/136), the KYGA President Cup Junior Golf Tournament (68) and Volvik Junior Golf Tournament (64). This summer he was a qualifier and played in the U.S. Junior Amateur.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423