New Wave Of Golfers Heading To San Jose State

San Jose, Calif. -- A new wave of talented high school seniors will join the San Jose State men's golf team for the 2012-13 season. Marcus Potter of Tualatin, Ore., Travis Rowney of Pleasanton, Calif., Taylor Bromley of Dublin, Calif., and Cody Blickensderfer of Danville, Calif., all signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the Spartans. San Jose State head coach John Kennaday made the announcement.

"This is a very strong recruiting class for us and we're happy to have them as part of our golf tradition here," said Kennaday. "These are great additions for our golf program and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they can do as Spartans."

Marcus Potter is an Oregon junior amateur champion and a two-time Class 6A State Championship contender with Tualatin (Ore.) High School. As a junior, Potter was the 2010 Pacific Conference District Tournament champion and went on to take first place at the Oregon Junior Amateur Championship that same year. Potter was one of eight individuals representing the state of Oregon in the 43rd annual Hogan Cup which showcases top western region junior golfers in August 2011.

Travis Rowney is a three-time NorCal High School Championship player with Foothill High School (Calif.). In the 2011 championship, Rowney finished in 15th place out of 94 helping the Falcons tie for second as a team. He went on to compete in the CIF State Championship where he finished 27th. In 2011, he won the Pleasanton Junior Open and the Eric Lee Worthy Memorial. He finished the season with a stroke average of 70.55.

Taylor Bromley is a senior at Dublin (Calif.) High School. Bromley played amateur golf on the Future Collegians World Tour during the 2010-11 season. He finished in the top-ten at the Omni Tucson National 54-Hole Event and at the FCWT San Ramon Golf Club. Bromley also tied for fourth place in the 2011 Wine Country Cup played at Stone Tree Golf Club in Novato, Calif.

Cody Blickensderfer is a 2011 first-team All-EBAL honoree from San Ramon Valley (Calif.) High School. In 2010, he was second out of 120 at the Aiello Invitational at the Discovery Bay Country Club. He was a 2008 NCGA Junior Championship qualifier and also played junior amateur golf with the American Junior Golf Association, Northern California Professional Golf Association and the Northern California Golf Association.