Jerry Haas Announce 2013 Signing Class

Dec. 17, 2012

By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@SIDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest men's golf coach Jerry Haas announces that four student-athletes signed a letter of intent to attend Wake Forest next fall.

Haas' class of 2013 includes Ben Balter, Danny Guise, Woody Woodward and Clancy Waugh.

Balter is a Wellesley, Mass., native but played his high school golf at the Community School of Naples in Florida. He led the led the Seahawks to top-3 finishes at the state tournament each of the last two seasons and represented the US in the 2012 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Toyota-shi, Japan where he finished 12th overall.

Guise was named to the top junior golfer in the Northeast this past summer after claiming 2012 Connecticut State High School Player of the Year honors in the spring. He is from Greenwich, Conn., and led Greenwich High School to an undefeated season and a 2012 CIAC State Title. Guise qualified for both the 2012 US Amateur and US Junior Amateur by winning his sectional qualifiers. He was one of three high school golfers in 2012 to compete in the Northeast Amateur, US Junior and US Amateur.

Like Guise, Woodward is one of the top junior golfers on the east coast. Playing for Hilton Head Prep, Woodward named the 2011 South Carolina High School Player of the Year after winning the individual title and leading his team to a team championship. He finished fourth at the 2011 Junior PGA Championship and was ninth at the 2012 Western Junior Championship.

Waugh is a lefty from The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Fla. He qualified for the 2012 US Junior and finished runner-up at the FHSAA Boys Class 1A Championship this past October. He helped his team to a state title in 2009 and finished 10th individually in 2011. Earlier this month, Waugh fired a final round 68 to finish fourth at The Junior Honda Classic.

Watch the video above for Coach Haas' comments on the signings.



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