Walnut Ridge, Ark. - The Williams Baptist College golf program announced 11 signees for the 2017-18 school year. Head Coach Ty Jones rebooted the men's program, which had been on hiatus since 2003. The nine men's players are Jacob Webb (FR/Drasco, Ark.), Luke Richey, Logan Faulkner, Will Shortnacy (FR/Cherokee Village, Ark.), Seth Robinson (FR/Corning, Ark.), Reece Posey, Ethan Throesch, Jordan Dennis, and Hill McCrory (FR/Madison, Ala.). Kenzie Piker and Dominique Coln will be a part of the first ever women's golf program at WBC.
"I like the raw talent we have in this men's class. We have a handful of guys who can post red numbers on any day. Nobody on the team is going to have any collegiate experience, which I feel makes us dangerous. This is going to be a huge asset as these guys will gain so much experience early," said Jones.
Webb joins the Eagles from Drasco, Ark. He is a graduate of Concord High School. "Jacob is consistent off the tee, a great ball striker, and can sink a putt from anywhere on the green. It is scary how good he can be," noted Jones.
Richey comes to WBC via Marmaduke High School. His honors in high school include a district runner-up finish, state qualifier, and 15th place at the state championships. "Luke is an athlete. He can pick up any sport and perform. He has a great work ethic and a lot of potential," Jones said.
Faulkner comes to Williams after graduating from Kennett High School in Kennett, Mo. He was an All-Conference golfer and a sectional qualifier in high school. "He has a die hard mentality, and loves to practice every aspect of his game. The sky's the limit for Logan," added Jones.
Shortancy makes the journey to WBC from Cherokee Village, Ark. He earned numerous high school honors at Highland High School, including state qualification and 21 medalist honors. He finished in 13th place at the state championships. "Will has a ton of power. He is very good at picking his way through a golf course. He also has a good sense on how to play strategy golf," said Jones.
Robinson joins the Eagles program from Corning High School in Corning, Ark. He was a two time all-state golfer, as well as a district medalist. "Seth has a timeless swing. He analyzes every shot, and thinks his way through each hole. Seth has a ton of potential," added Jones.
Posey arrives at Williams from Boswell High School in Fort Worth, Texas. He was named First Team All-District, and he was a 5A state qualifier in the lonestar state. "Reece has the shot needed to navigate any course, as well as the power to back it up," Jones remarked.
Throesch makes the short trip down highway 67 from Pocahontas to WBC. The Pocahontas High School graduate impressed Jones with his work ethic. "Ethan is a very hard worker and will be a great contribution not only to the team, but to the college," said Jones.
Dennis comes to the Eagles program from Hughes Springs, Texas. He graduated from Hughes Springs High School. "This kid is a workhorse. He has the potential to score low at the next level. I am super excited to see him perform next season," added Jones.
McCrory joins the team from Madison, Ala., via James Clemens High School. "Hill is a natural born athlete. He uses his baseball background to produce great swing speed and has the potential to score low," said Jones.
"One thing I can say about this women's class is that we have a lot of hard workers. These two girls are going to be out on the range putting in the work every day. As a first year team, this squad will be thrown into the fire. My job with them is to get them prepared for teeing it up this fall," noted Head Coach Ty Jones.
Piker comes to Williams from Bald Knob High School in Bald Knob, Ark. Her awards include All-State, as well as a three time All-Conference golfer. "McKenzie is a hard worker. She spends hours on the range, working to improve her game," said Jones.
Coln makes the journey to WBC from Rector High School. She is from Rector, Ark. "Dominique has a natural swing. She has not been playing long, but you would not know it by how well she strikes the ball. I am excited to see what she can do at WBC," stated Jones.
You can find a complete list of all Eagles signees, as well as keep up with WBC athletics at http://www.wbceagles.com/2017_signings