Nov. 18, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head men's golf coach Chris Whitten announced today (Monday, Nov. 18) the signing of Kyle Mueller (Athens, Ga./Athens Academy) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-15 season.
"I couldn't be happier that Kyle will be a Wolverine next fall because he is a great fit for our team culture and Michigan in general," said Whitten. "His game really developed this past summer, and I see him making another significant jump in college because he is so competitive and has a great attitude. Although golf is an individual sport, we are building a true team at Michigan, and Kyle made a great connection with our players. I'm looking forward to watching them all compete together."
Mueller, who is coached by Brian Olson, is preparing for his final season at Athens Academy. He is a two-time All-State golfer and a three-time Athens Banner Herald All-Northeast Georgia Golf first team member. He helped Athens Academy to back-to-back regional team titles and a sixth-place team finish at the 2013 state finals, where he finished third individually.
Rated No. 53 in the Class of 2014 by Golfweek/Sagarin, Mueller works with Matt Peterson, PGA Head Golf Professional at the University of Georgia Golf Course. In 2013, Mueller was the medalist runner-up at the Future Masters Golf Tournament (68-73-66/207). In 2012, he recorded seven top-five finishes in Southeastern Junior Golf Tour (SJGT).
"I am very excited and fortunate to get the chance to play collegiate golf at a top program," said Mueller. "I am looking forward to competing against the best golfers around the nation and contributing to the success of the Michigan golf program."
"The decision was extremely tough, but the University of Michigan was the best fit for me. Coach Whitten has the golf program heading in the right direction and has definitely contributed great things to the program. The deciding factor came when I went up for my official visit and met with the guys on the team. I got along with the guys really well and just felt like I belonged there. Academics have always been an important part of my life. I want to continue to strive for the best, and I believe the University of Michigan will help me continue my success in the classroom."
Michigan does not graduate any seniors from this year's roster.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423