The Mount Vernon Nazarene College golf team has yet to begin its 2000 season, but the Cougars have already landed a top recruit for next year.
Nathanael Petry, a senior from Uhrichsville, Ohio, has signed a letter of intent to further his education and continue his golf career at MVNC beginning next fall. While at Claymont High School, Petry was a four-year letterman on the golf team. After being selected to the East Central Ohio League Second Team as a sophomore and a junior, he earned First Team ECOL honors as a senior.
At the end of the 1999 season, Petry, who has played in junior tournaments since he was nine years old, qualified for the State Tournament in Division II. He finished in top 12 by firing an 84 and a 79 for a total of 163.
"I am very happy that Nathanael has chosen to come to MVNC," said Cougar head coach Mike O'Hara. "He will bring not only a very solid golf game, but also a very mature attitude to our team. I look for him to play varsity golf right away and contribute to the future success of the MVNC golf program."
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNC as the college for me to attend," Petry said. "Besides being a high quality educational institution with a golf program, it is important to me that MVNC is a Christian campus that really tries to give spiritual direction to the student body. For a person to be complete, they must grow in knowledge, in education, and in spirit. I look forward to contributing to the world around me, and I know for me the next step begins at MVNC."