Nov. 30, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State men's golf team has signed two players - Jordan Madison and Chad Carlson - to national letters of intent head coach Walt Williams announced, Friday.
Madison, who hails from Pasco High School in Pasco, Wash., was a first team All-Big Nine Conference selection last year. Madison came into his own over the summer, capturing the AAU National Championships in Michigan and tying for third at the Washington Junior Golf Association State Championship. Ranked ninth in the state of Washington by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard, Madison shot a 70 at a Buy.Com Tour qualifier at the Tri-Cities, which was good enough to place him in the top 20 out of a field of over 100 primarily professional golfers.
"Jordan came into the game very late," said Williams. "He has only been playing for about three years but in that short amount of time he has developed himself into one of the best players in the state of Washington, there is no doubt about that.
"Jordan is as good as anybody," Williams continued. "I don't think there is anybody in the state that is better than Jordan Madison."
Carlson, a two-time Central Washington Athletic Conference selection, is from Goldendale High School in Goldendale, Wash. Carlson enters his senior campaign coming off a second place finish at the 2A state tournament his junior year. In addition to his success on the golf course, Carlson has played basketball for the Timberwolves during the past two seasons.
"Chad is a very respected small school player," said Williams. "He's concentrated on basketball and he's never really focused on golf, but he is a very accomplished golfer. He's kind of an undiscovered product.
"Chad is one of those kids that definitely was overlooked by other schools," added Williams. "He has played well in everything he has competed in."