Huskies Add Pair for 2014-15

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NIU head coach Tom Porten

July 7, 2014

DEKALB, Ill. -- NIU men’s golf head coach Tom Porten announced the addition of Jordan Wetsch and Joo-Young Lee to the Huskie golf program for the 2014-15 season. Along with the additions of Wetsch and Lee, Nick Huggins is set to return following injury that forced him to miss the spring portion of the 2013-14 season.

A native of St. Charles, Ill., Wetsch spent one semester at the University of Wisconsin before transferring to Colorado State. In 2012-13 with the Rams, Wetsch appeared in six tournaments and took individual medalist honors at the Ram Masters Invitational (Sept. 17-18, 2012). Wetsch carded a final round three-under 67 to claim the first collegiate title of his career. For the season, Wetsch posted a 73.9 scoring average in 18 tournaments.

At St. Charles East High School, Wetsch was a two-time conference champion and two-time conference MVP (2009, ’10). He placed sixth at the 2010 Illinois Class 3A State High School Championship, including a low round of 69, and was named the 2010 Kane County Chronicle Golfer of the Year.

Wetsch attended NIU during the 2013-14 school year but was unable to compete following his second transfer. He will be a redshirt junior this fall and have two seasons of eligibility at NIU.

This summer, Wetsch has qualified for the Illinois Open Championship, July 21-23, at The Glen Club. Wetsch qualified by finishing fourth at the June 16 qualifier at Inverness Golf Club.

Lee, a native of Hilliard, Ohio, joins the Huskies after spending his freshman year at Xavier University. Lee competed in four tournaments in his one season with the Musketeers, his best finish coming at the Cobra Puma Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla. (Oct. 27-28, 2013), where he tied for 30th.

Lee has qualified for the Ohio State Amateur, which begins today at Cold Stream Country Club in Cincinnati, and earlier this summer competed in the Ohio Open Championship.  

In 2012, Lee won the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Memorial Junior, posting a three-round total of 214, and reached the quarterfinals of the US Junior Amateur Championship, winning three match play matches after qualifying in the top-30 in the stroke play portion of the event. Lee also earned AJGA Honorable Mention All-America honors in 2012.

Huggins, returning to action after missing the spring portion of the season due to injury, was the individual medalist at his Ohio Amateur qualifier on June 2, carding a three-under 68. He will join Lee in competing at the Ohio Amateur Championship beginning today.



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