DENTON, Texas - On the heels of a regional bid to the NCAA Tournament, the North Texas men's golf team has signed Jason Roets, the No. 92 ranked junior player in the world, to a National Letter of Intent.
Roets, originally from South Africa, played this year in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open after winning the Puerto Rico Junior Open earlier in the year. He won the championship in a playoff to advance to the PGA Tour event.
Roets attends the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Florida and is ranked as the No. 92 junior golfer in the world by Junior Golf Scoreboard. Golfweek.com ranks Roets as the 124th best junior golfer in the world.
The 18-year old shot a 76 and a 1-under par 71 to miss the cut by only four strokes in his first PGA Tour experience. Roets finished ahead of 24 pros at the event, including PGA Tour winners Woody Austin, Daniel Chopra, Robert Gamez, and defending champion Derek Lamely.
Roets won four times in 2009, including the Optimist International and the McArthur Towel & Sports Future Legends.