Carpenter (No. 119, 2011) commits to Fla. Southern

Alex Carpenter, of Westerville, Ohio, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Florida Southern beginning in the fall of 2011. Carpenter is No. 119 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.

A senior at St. Charles Preparatory, Carpenter also considered Xavier, Michigan and Kent State. He is looking forward to continuing his golf career in a Southern climate, believing it will help him take his game to the next level.

“I chose Florida Southern because I really liked Coach (Doug) Gordin, the campus, the golf program’s history and the ability to play year-round,” Carpenter said. “I know that at Florida Southern I will be contending for a (Division II) national title every year.”

Carpenter won the 2010 Hudson Junior Invitational, and has two top-5 finishes in AJGA events this summer. In 2009, Carpenter helped lead his high school team to a Division I state championship.

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