Burris, Fox Sign with Blue Raiders

November 13, 2003 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -Middle Tennessee head golf coach Johnny Moore inked two players to national letters of intent on Thursday. Brandon Burris and John Fox will both join the program in 2004.

"Both of these guys have outstanding junior golf experience on the regional and national level," Moore said. "The Junior Golf Scoreboard ranked the state of Tennessee graduating class of 2004 as seventh in the country and we signed two of the top four in the Tennessee class, which says a lot about Brandon and John.

"But I want to give assistant coach Whit Turnbow a lot of credit for reeling these guys in. He worked tirelessly and it showed."

Burris is a two-time all-state selection from White House High School in Old Hickory, TN. The highly sought after Burris won three straight Tennessee Schooldays Championships, while also qualifying twice for the U.S. Juniors. Burris, who chose the Blue Raiders over Memphis, Kentucky and Tennessee-Chattanooga, was fourth at the North-South Junior, fifth at the Florida Junior Boys Championship, 6th at the AJGA Rome Junior Classic, 10th at the Hudson National Junior and 15th at the Bubba Conlee National Junior.

Fox hails from Clinton, TN, where he was an all-state selection as a junior for Anderson County High School. The two-time Region 2AA Champion, set a region record earlier this year with a five-under par 67, while also capturing the District 4AA Championship with a round of 70.

Other highlights for Fox include a 20th place finish at the National High School Open and a 22nd place showing at the Southern Junior Championship.

Daniel Walker has instructed Fox, who picked Middle Tennessee over Tennessee, Ole Miss, Tennessee Tech and Carson-Newman, the past few years.

"John is one of the most talented juniors I have ever worked with," said Walker, who coaches professional tour players Bob Burns and Garrett Willis. "He'll make Middle Tennessee a special player. Not only is he a great player, but also a great kid."

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