Marquette Men's Golf Announces 2014 Signees
Nov. 14, 2013
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s golf team has signed two student-athletes in its 2014-15 recruiting class. Trevor Thomas and Garrett Loomis will play at MU under head coach Steve Bailey.
The announcement came via the team's Twitter account (@mugolflive) late Wednesday morning.
“Our team is extremely fortunate to have Garrett and Trevor join our family,” said Bailey. “They are great players who will help us improve, but I’m more excited about who they are as young men and how their character and passion will bring positive energy to our program.”
Loomis, who attended River Falls High School in River Falls, Wis., captured the 2013 Wisconsin State Golf Association Junior Boys’ Championship. His rounds of 72-69-74 secured a three-shot victory over the rest of the field and etched him name alongside PGA TOUR stars Steve Stricker and Mark Wilson.
As a junior, Loomis took home the Big Rivers Conference tournament championship, earning him Conference Player of the Year accolades for the third straight season. He has won a total of 18 tournaments and matches over the last three years and finished fifth place at the 2013 WIAA Division 1 Boys’ State Tournament.
He also finished fifth at the 2013 South Dakota State Amateur Championship, closing with a final-round score of 7-under-par 65 and won the PGA Junior Series event at Arbor Links Golf Course in Nebraska City, Neb. in 2011.
“Garrett’s win at the state junior and impressive closing round of 65 in the State Am, proves he will be ready to compete right away at the collegiate level,” said Bailey.
Thomas was the Wisconsin Junior PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2012 followed by a runner-up finish for the top honor in 2013. He won the first Wisconsin Junior PGA Players Tour event of the season at Blackwolf Run, which included a 1-under-par final round to win by four shots. Thomas posted the second lowest round this summer at Wisconsin State Amateur, a 4-under-par 68, topped only by eventual champion Jordan Niebrugge.
He teamed with current MU freshman Henry Klongland to go 2-0 and help lead Team Wisconsin over Minnesota in the 2013 PGA Junior Matches.
SPASH’s two-year co-captain led the Panthers to three straight regional titles and conference championships as well as sectional titles in 2012 and 2013. Thomas was twice named to the All-Wisconsin Valley Conference First Team and was honorable mention all-state as a sophomore while picking up third-team all-state honors the following year after winning back-to-back sectional titles as an individual. Thomas was also a starting cornerback on his high school football team.
“Trevor, having been a multi-sport athlete, is a competitor and natural leader who embraces the team concept,” Bailey added. “He has compiled an impressive resume and will make an immediate impact on and off the course.”
Select photos courtesy of David Cohn, WSGA.