ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan men's golf head coach Chris Whitten announced today (Monday, Nov. 17) the signing of Nick Carlson (Hamilton, Mich./Hamilton HS) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2015-16 season.
"It means so much to be able to call myself a Wolverine," said Carlson. "It is something I've always wanted since being a little kid. I am extremely happy that the University of Michigan and coach Whitten have given me the opportunity to come and fulfill that dream. Signing was just another stepping stone in me coming to U-M, especially after I committed over a year ago. It's nice to finally have that day come. It's worked out so amazingly. I cannot describe how great it feels and I cannot wait until next September to get to Ann Arbor and play with my new team."
"We couldn't be happier to officially add Nick to our program," said Whitten. "He will be a great teammate, competitor, student and representative of Michigan. He understands where we are headed with our program and wants to be a part of that vision. I think he'll benefit from and develop with his future teammates and all of our awesome resources here in Ann Arbor. His parents, coaches, current teammates and friends at home have given Nick incredible support and we'll build on that here with our program."
Carlson is a three-time selection to the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association's (MIGCA) Super Team. He will look to make it four straight years when his final prep season begins in the spring.
As a freshman, Carlson (71-68) won the Division 2 State individual title in a sudden death playoff. Over his last two prep seasons, Carlson has finished as the medalist runner-up at the Division 2 State Finals missing the title by two strokes in 2013 and 2014. In addition to his success at the finals, he has claimed three consecutive District 14 individual titles as well as three Regional 7 titles.
This summer Carlson, who is ranked 55th in Polo Junior Golf Rankings (AJGA) for 2015 class, won two junior events claiming medalist honors at the GolfWeek Junior Tour event held at the U-M Golf Course with a 142 (72-70) total and the AJGA event held at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills with a 200 (67-64-69) total.
Michigan loses just one senior next year as Noori Hyun will graduate.
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