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Turnbow announces signing of three prep standouts

Green, Simons, Voss highly-regarded golfers

November 21, 2007 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Blue Raider men's golf coach Whit Turnbow has announced the signing of prep standouts Hunter Green, Brad Simons and Dane Voss to national letters of intent with Middle Tennessee.

The three players will add depth to the Blue Raiders and they enter the program in a year when Middle Tennessee will be losing two seniors.

"We are very pleased to have three players the caliber of (Green, Simons and Voss) joining our program," Turnbow said. "This was an important signing class for us as we continue to build our program and these are three quality players who we believe will provide an impact early in their careers."

Green is a three-time All-State selection from Rhea County High School. He is a two-time TSSAA Class AAA state champion (2005, 2006) and he was runner-up in the state tournament in 2007. Green was selected as the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Player of the Year in 2007. Green said he chose Middle Tennessee over Tennessee.

Simons also brings impeccable credentials to the Middle Tennessee program. The Mountain Home, Ark., native was a three-time All-State selection at Mountain Home High School and he won the Class 6A Arkansas High School state championship in 2005 and 2006.

Simons is the No. 1-ranked prospect in Arkansas according to Junior Golf Scoreboard. He was 14th at the Big I National Finals and said he selected Middle Tennessee over Memphis, UALR, and Arkansas State.

Voss, who prepped at Science Hill High School, also has an impressive resume in his young career. He was ninth at the ASGA Lessings Classic and 12th at the McDonalds Tournament of Champions. Voss was the only high school player to make the cut at the Tennessee State Amateur in 2007. He said he chose Middle Tennessee over Winthrop and Western Carolina, among others.

"We were looking for players in this class who can step into our program and make a difference as we will be losing some upper classmen who have impacted our program for several years," Turnbow said. "We believe these three young men will do that. They all bring different things to the table but the bottom line is they are all talented golfers and we are very excited they will play at Middle Tennessee."

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