JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 17, 2014) – East Tennessee State University men’s golf head coach Fred Warren announced Monday that Matt Brittain (Abingdon, Va.) has signed his national letter of intent to play for the Buccaneers starting in 2015-16.
Brittain, who lettered for one year under head coach Todd Watson at Abingdon High School before transferring to International Connections Academy, is ranked No. 2 in the state of Virginia and 166th nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard.
“Matt is an exceptionally talented golfer, who has already achieved notable success at both the junior and amateur level,” said Warren. “He’s also an excellent student. Matt has a bright future in golf, and as a student and golfer at ETSU. He already knows a few players on our team and should contend for a spot in our top five as a freshman.”
Since 2008, Brittain has won 19 tournaments, while also posting 21 top-10 finishes. In his one season at Abingdon, Brittain won every conference match, led the district in scoring average (73.0), won the regional tournament and finished ninth in state.
Brittain has played in two US Open and two Web.com qualifiers, while also participating in the Callaway World Junior Championship, which is considered one of the largest amateur tournaments. Recently, Brittain was the youngest golfer to play in the St. Augustine Men’s Amateur (placed 12th) and finished fourth at the 2014 Virginia Junior State Amateur.
Golf runs in the Brittain family as Matt’s father played at Virginia Tech and turned professional, while his uncle is the top-ranked amateur in Virginia.
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