May 1, 2007
UD Men's Golf Head Coach Drew Tyrer calls his latest recruiting class the "Four Horsemen" believing this group of players will lead the Dayton Flyers to new heights.
The reason for Tyrer's optimism stems from recently adding two new members, Chris Woeste of Kettering, Ohio and Zach Glassman of Highland Heights, Ohio. Woeste and Glassman join recruits Jeff Hodapp and Ian Gilley on next season's Dayton Flyer roster.
"The four young men coming in next year will be great additions to our roster," said Tyrer. "They truly fit into the mold of a UD student-athlete. They possess a great work ethic on the golf course and in the classroom along with a desire to compete."
Glassman, a University School senior who was the No. 1 golfer on the Preppers' 2006 Division II state champion team, played well in postseason tournaments. He tied for second at the All-Ohio Championship in 2004 and was named a 2006 First Team All-Ohio selection as well as a three-time Most Valuable Player on his team. Glassman won four regular-season tournaments and averaged 74.6 strokes per 18 holes during his senior year.
"Zach is a proven leader," Tyrer said. "He has great creativity around the greens. He is the best player out of Northeast Ohio, and he will be an integral part of our team."
Woeste, from Alter High School in nearby Kettering, Ohio, is a three-time First Team All-GCL selection. Collegeboundgolfer.com listed Woeste as a 2006-07 high school All-American after he averaged 73.6 strokes this season.
"Chris is a mature young man with exceptional talent," Tyrer said. "He has great length off of the tee, and he wants to grow his game. Being from the Dayton area, he understands what it takes to be Dayton Flyer."
Woeste and Glassman join an already strong class. Hodapp is a two-time winner of the GCGA Metropolitan Junior Championship. He took home the title in 2005 with rounds of 70 and 71 and defended his title in 2006 with scores of 71 and 74. Hodapp also won the Westfield Junior PGA Southern Ohio Sectional Qualifier with back-to-back rounds of 71 and 74. He is a four-year letter winner at Roger Bacon High School, where he was also named the 2006 Greater Catholic League Most Valuable Player.
Gilley has been a two-time team Most Valuable Player for Lake Highland Prep. He won the 2005 Pepsi Little Peoples Championship in Quincy, Ill. He also beat out a field of 164 other golfers to win the 2005 Brad Fowler Invitational.
With such decorated careers, Tyrer believes this class has the potential to take the Flyers to new heights.
"Each of them has very different golf games but they share one common trait, they are winners and they want to continue winning," said Tyrer.
Until then Dayton concludes the 2007 spring campaign at the Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championship starting on Friday, May 4.