No college for Manassero

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FORMBY, England — College coaches salivating at the prospect of getting British Amateur champion Matteo Manassero into their programs should reach for the tissue box right now and wipe their mouths dry.

Matteo won’t be playing college golf in the future. He will finish high school and turn pro.

The 16-year-old has looked into the possibility of playing college golf. He talked to Texas A&M player Andre Pavan, also from Italy, about college golf, but says it isn’t for him.

“I will finish high school and then turn pro,” Manassero said.

Sorry college coaches. He’d have looked good playing in the NCAA Championship, but it isn’t going to happen. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.