Golf Signs First Recruit for the 2009-10 Season

By Brooke Babcock published December 10, 2008


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs golf coach Phil Trujillo announced Wednesday the signing of Craig Pence to help deepen the roster for the 2009-10 season.

"Craig has the ability to play immediately for us and give us some depth in our roster," said Trujillo. "We look forward to having him play for us."

Pence was a three-time all-League selection at Marin Catholic High School in Fairfax, Calif. While at Marin Catholic HS Pence was chosen as team captain and was awarded the scholar-athlete award and most-valuable player.

He also had the lowest scoring average in Marin County Athletic League his freshman and junior years.

Pence qualified and played in the California State Jr. Amateur in 2006 and 2007. He ranked as high as 10th in Northern Calif. Jr. Golf.

He shot 75 from tips at Augusta National and recently finished third at the Sonoma County Amateur. He also had numerous second place finishes in Northern California Junior Golf.

"He's an accomplished player and has a very good track record in Northern California Junior Golf," said Trujillo. "Playing in the California State Amateur speaks volumes of his ability to play the game."

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