Sis­son signs on with Arkansas men’s golf

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FAYET­TEVILLE – Jeremy Sis­son, who reached match play at last year’s U.S. Ju­nior Am­a­teur, has signed a Na­tional Letter of In­tent with the Arkansas men’s golf pro­gram, Ra­zor­back head coach Brad Mcmakin an­nounced. Sis­son hails from Skaneate­les, New York, and at­tended Ju­nior Play­ers Golf Academy in Hil­ton Head, South Carolina.

“I’m very ex­cited about Jeremy,” Mcmakin said. “He is years ahead phys­i­cally from most other in­com­ing fresh­men. He has suc­ceeded at the high­est level, win­ning the Golfweek event and mak­ing match play at the U.S. Ju­nior Am. He will give us much-needed depth in our lineup and has a great op­por­tu­nity to help a very ex­pe­ri­enced squad next year.”

After his per­for­mance at the U.S. Ju­nior Am­a­teur, Sis­son placed 17th at the 2018 New York

State Men’s Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship.

The pre­vi­ous year, Sis­son won the Golfweek In­ter­na­tional Ju­nior In­vi­ta­tional as he posted rounds of 69-66 to shoot 5-un­der 135 and beat even­tual US Ju­nior

Am­a­teur win­ner Michael Thor­b­jornsen. (Note: Cur­rent Ra­zor­back Luis Garza also won the Golfweek In­ter­na­tional Ju­nior In­vi­ta­tional in 2013.) In­clud­ing his two rounds in the 60’s at In­nis­brook, Sis­son had a string of seven con­sec­u­tive com­pet­i­tive rounds at par or bet­ter that in­cluded a 10th-place fin­ish at the Billy Horschel Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship and a run­ner-up fin­ish at the Hil­ton Head Ju­nior Shootout.

Sis­son was run­ner-up at 2017 New York State Boys Ju­nior, fall­ing in a play­off, and qual­i­fied for the 42nd Boys Ju­nior PGA Cham­pi­onship. Also that year, he claimed five wins on the Hurricane Ju­nior Golf Tour with three run­ner-up fin­ishes and a to­tal of 10 top 10’s in 12 events played.

Sis­son grad­u­ated from Skaneate­les (N.Y.) HS in 2017, where he was one of the top ju­nior play­ers in the state, be­fore at­tend­ing the Ju­nior Play­ers Golf Academy.

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