STORRS, Conn. --- UConn men’s golf coach Dave Pezzino has announced that signed National Letters of Intent have been received and accepted from three student-athletes who will enroll in the university in the fall of 2016.
Chandler Morris of Hobe Sound, Fla., Noah Moss of Rockville, Md., and Tim Umphrey of Northboro, Mass., will join the Huskies golf program.
Morris is currently a senior at The Benjamin School (North Palm Beach, Fla.), which he has attended for two years. He was formerly from Waterbury, Conn., where he helped Holy Cross High School capture a state championship. As a junior player last summer, he reached the quarterfinals of the Connecticut Junior Amateur Championship. He also has four top-10 finishes in AJGA competition.
“Chandler is one of those kids who is not afraid to work hard,” Pezzino said. “He is originally a Connecticut guy who has played a national schedule against good competition. He will fit right in with the work ethic we have established in our program.”
Moss, a senior at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., plays out of Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Md. He tied for third at the 2015 AJGA Junior at The Foundry and he has been named All-State in each of the past two years.
“We are excited to get a player from the Mid-Atlantic area,” Pezzino said. “Right off the bat, I thought Noah would be a great fit for us. He comes from a great family and he has also played a national schedule. We expect him to thrive as he plays at the college level.”
Umphrey, a senior at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, Mass., led the Pioneers to a 17-3-1 record last year and the Central Massachusetts Division I championship. Last summer, he tied for 25th at the Massachusetts Open, finishing as the second low amateur. He also came in seventh at the Liberty National Junior Invitational in Jersey City, N.J., and was the runner-up by one shot at the Northern Junior Championship at New Haven Country Club.
Umphrey won the 2014 club championship at Tatnuck Country Club and also won the men’s club championship this year at Pleasant Valley Country Club.
“I think of Tim as a lunch-pail kind of guy,” Pezzino said. “He’s not going to wow you by hitting it 400 yards, but he manages the golf course better than most college players. He’s just a really solid player and a very tough competitor.”