Men’s Golf Signs Three Players
Nov. 8, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest men’s golf coach Jerry Haas announced Wednesday the three members of the program’s 2018 recruiting class. Alex Fitzpatrick, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra and Jared Wilson have signed letters of intent and will join the Demon Deacon program in 2018-19.

“Our 2018 class consists of three outstanding young golfers,” said Haas. “This class has a huge upside and is one of the best in the country. Our desire is to continue to produce great teams and with these three players, we are off to a great start.”

Fitzpatrick (Sheffield, England) is one of the top junior golfers in England. He has won titles at every level of amateur golf and represented both England and Great Britain and Ireland in international competitions. His older brother, PGA Tour player Matthew Fitzpatrick, won the 2013 U.S. Amateur and was a member of Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup squad.

“Alex has had success at every level in England and has shown the ability to win big tournaments,” said Haas. “He is very long, very competitive and is taught by one of the best coaches in the world in Pete Cowan.”

Lopez-Chacarra (Madrid, Spain) has established himself as one of the best junior golfers in Europe. The winner of over 100 junior tournaments, he is currently ranked No. 309 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The top-ranked player in Spain in 2016, he is the first player to be the top-ranked junior in Madrid for eight consecutive years (2009-16).

“Eugenio is a world-class player who will bring excitement and energy to our program,” said Haas. “He has already proven to be one of the best players in Europe and we are excited to see what he will accomplish as a Demon Deacon.”

Wilson (Columbiana, Ohio) has been a dominant high school golfer, winning the 2016 and 2017 Ohio High School Division III State Championships. He holds three Ohio high school scoring records while also earning all-conference honors in basketball at Columbiana High School.



“Jared is an outstanding athlete who was a two-sport star in high school,” said Haas. “A 6-1, left-handed player, he is a proven winner both on the golf course and on the basketball court. He is also a phenomenal student who is a perfect fit for Wake Forest.”

Fitzpatrick, Lopez-Chacarra and Wilson will join a Demon Deacon program that is currently ranked No. 13 nationally.

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