Lavin (No. 82, 2011) commits to Northwestern

Bennett Lavin, No. 82 in the class of 2011, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Northwestern.

Lavin, who attends Deerfield (Ill.) High School, is Golfweek’s 143rd-ranked junior overall.

“I chose Northwestern because it offers the entire package,” Lavin said. “It has incredibly strong academics and the golf program has a great tradition.”

Lavin won this year’s AJGA Apawamis Junior in August after placing third at the Illinois Open, where he shot 2-under 205 to tie University of Illinois coach Mike Small.

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