DENTON, Texas- North Texas men's golf coach Brad Stracke continues to stockpile the talent with the signing of LSU transfer Josh Jones to a National Letter of Intent. Jones, who hails from The Colony and spent two seasons with LSU, was the 19th ranked junior golfer overall in 2008 and played in the 2008 U.S. Amateur.
"We are thrilled to add a talent like Josh and this just adds to what we feel like is shaping up to be a very talented group heading into next season," said coach Brad Stracke.
Last season Jones played in nine tournaments with LSU and had a season-low round of 69. As a freshman with the Tigers he played in 10 of 11 tournaments and had one top 10 finish and another top 15 finish. Jones was part of the LSU squad that advanced to the NCAA South Central Regional in 2009.
He was one of the most decorated junior golfers in the country for the Class of 2008. Jones was the 19th-ranked junior golfer overall and the 16th-ranked player in his classification when he signed with the Tigers in 2007. He was named a three-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-American, including second-team honors in 2005 and 2006 and an honorable mention selection in 2007.
Jones won numerous tournaments as a member of both the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and Texas Junior Golf Tour and he was also a three-time TJGT Player of the Year
One of the more acclaimed highlights for Jones came when he participated in the U.S. Amateur Championship in August 2008.
Jones will be a junior next season for North Texas and have two seasons of eligibility