Farragut High School golfer Steven Haremski wanted a chance to play in college.
Now, he’s getting his shot.
Haremski, a senior on the Farragut golf team, announced his verbal commitment Tuesday night on Twitter. He committed to play for new Middle Tennessee State coach Mark McEntire.
McEntire, who led the College of Charleston program from 2005-18, replaces Brennan Webb who took over at Tennessee.
Earlier this year, Haremski started working with local swing instructor Brad Rose, who helped build Scott Stallings into a PGA Tour winner. The results have followed. Haremski had a solid summer of play finishing tied for 16th in the Scott Stallings AJGA Championship at Oak Ridge and tied for 23rd in the Tennessee Junior Amateur.
But he put an emphatic punctuation on his summer with a third-place finish last week at the AJGA City of London (Ky.) Junior Championship. Haremski fired rounds of 71, 72 and 71 to finish two shots off the winning pace.
The 18-year-old shot 69 Monday at Oak Ridge Country Club to help Farragut finish second in the Cats & Dogs High School Invitational.
Excited to announce I have committed to Middle Tennessee State University! Thank you to everyone that has helped me get here. pic.twitter.com/O10U3EbXUk
— Steven_haremski14 (@haremski14) July 31, 2018