Nov. 15, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss men’s golf head coach Ernest Ross announced the signing of standout golfer Jacob Ross to a national letter of intent on Wednesday. Ross will join the Rebels for the 2013-14 academic year.
A native of Brookhaven, Miss., Ross attended Brookhaven Academy, where he won the 2011 Mississippi State Junior Championship and is the four-time defending Mississippi Class 2A High School state champion.
“Jacob has been the top player in his class for many years,” said Ernest Ross. “He has an incredible desire to be the best and will play immediately at Ole Miss. I am really happy to have Jacob join our program. He works very hard on the course and in the classroom. He has above average distance and a great short game; he really knows how to score around the greens. I have been following Jacob’s golf career since he was about 12 years old and he impresses me every time he plays.”
A two-time Mississippi Junior Golfer of the Year, Ross is ranked the No. 1 golfer in Mississippi for the class of 2013 and owns a career-best round of 62. He also qualified for the 2012 USGA Junior Championship in New Hampshire, where he made the 64 player cut (out of 156 golfers) to advance to match play.
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