Nov. 18, 2009
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University men's golf Head Coach Walt Williams signed Kent Hagen and Sang Lee to National Letters of Intent this week. The two incoming freshmen will join the WSU squad for the 2010-11 season.
Kent Hagen hails from Covington, Wash., where he attended Kentwood High School. Hagen earned seven varsity letters, four in golf under head coach and father, Kevin Hagen. He was a three-time MVP for the Conquerors, and finished with a 31-4 individual record during his interscholastic career. Hagen finished second at the 2009 WJGA District Tournament after winning the event during his junior season. Hagen will look to improve on his eighth-place finish as a junior at the WIAA Championships, when he will compete this spring.
"Kent is a very talented player with the gift of length," Williams said. He is the longest hitter that I've seen in junior golf this year. He led the Washington team in the Hogan Cup matches this year, and finished seventh individually. He was also the runner-up in the Washington State Junior. He's a very good student and will be a great addition to the WSU men's golf team."
Sang Lee was moved from his birthplace of Korea to Calgary, Alberta, where he attended Edge School, playing under head coach Randy Robb. He finished fifth at the Junior America's Cup in Pasadena, and finished third at the AJGA Wenatchee Junior this year. Lee also represented Alberta at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, finishing in a tie for 13th.
"Sang is also an excellent student, is one of the top players north of the border and has represented both Alberta and Canada in National and Provincial team events. Interestingly, he also happens to be the two time Canadian National Taekwondo champion for his age group and will be representing Canada in the world taekwondo championships this spring," Williams said.