Skyhawk golf signees described as best class
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2011 12:03 pm
Jerry Carpenter, the head golf coach at UT Martin, said his three recent signees — Ben Reeves of Knoxville, Tyler Guy of Clarksville and Peyton Deming of Nashville — make up the best recruiting class he has signed in his 10 years as the Skyhawk head golf coach.
“All three golfers work hard and they have extensive junior golf experience, which makes them good collegiate prospects,” he said.
Reeves won three tournaments in 2011, including the All-American Golf Tour at Vanderbilt Legends Club and the District 4-AAA high school tournament. He finished tied for third in the AJGA Franklin Junior Qualifier at Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin and tied for 19th in the AJGA Columbus Junior Open at the Ohio State Scarlet Course.
In addition to winning three tournaments, Reeves has eight top 30 or better results in American Junior Golf Association national events.
As a senior in high school, Reeves was the golf team captain with a nine-hole scoring average of 35.9. He was a three-time all-district selection and a two-time All-Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) honoree.
Reeves sports a 4.0 GPA and currently serves as the Student Government Association president. He is active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of the National Honor Society.
“I am expecting him to compete,” Carpenter said. “He is an outstanding young man. He has great work ethic. He works at golf year round.”
Guy won the Tennessee high school state championship this past fall with a two-round score of 138. He was third in both the District 10-AAA tournament and the Region 5-AAA tournament.
As a junior, Guy won the District 10-AAA tournament and was fifth in the Region 5-AAA tournament. He finished tied for 19th in the state tournament. He was also a three-time TGA Junior Tour winner in 2010.
Guy won the 2011 TGA Junior Tournament at Windtree Golf Course in Mount Juliet and finished tied for second in the Commanding Generals Tournament and the Southeastern Junior Golf Tournament at Idle Hour.
Guy won the 2011 Belle Meade/Richland Junior Invitational and finished second in the SJGT Junior Peach Blossom and the Clarksville Junior City Am.
Guy is member of the National Honor Society and has been the outstanding math student at Rossview High School in Clarksville.
“He is another outstanding young man,” Carpenter said. “He is extremely long off the tee and hits both the fairways and greens. He is a very good iron player. He is academically sound. I expect Tyler to contribute immediately. Any time you can sign the state champion, that helps your golf program.
Deming finished fourth this past fall in the state high school tournament, where he shot a two-round 144. He won the regional high school tournament and is the only golfer in the history of his high school (Christ Presbyterian Academy) to play in the state tournament in four consecutive years.
Deming qualified for the 2011 Tennessee State Amateur, the first qualifier he’s played in at the Jackson Country Club, a course where UT Martin holds its annual spring tournament.
Deming tied for fourth in the state high school tournament as a junior and was named to the Tennessean’s All-Mid-State golf team.
Deming has won numerous tournaments on the United States Junior Golf tour and the All-American Junior Golf tour.
Published in The WCP 12.15.11