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March 4, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State men's golf is thrilled to welcome incoming 2014 signee, Josh Rinehart. A York, Pa. native, Rinehart will join the Nittany Lions as a valuable addition to the team, helping to continue the tradition of excellence in the classroom and on the golf course.
"Josh [Rinehart] is a tremendous athlete with solid fundamentals and a high ceiling in the game," head coach Greg Nye said.
A former competitive volleyball student-athlete for Yorktowne, Rinehart has gotten somewhat of a late start to competitive golf. In national competition, he finished within the top-25 in each of the three AJGA events he played in during the 2013 season, highlighted by a 15th-place finish at the AJGA Annapolis Junior. Representing West York High School, he was able to capture the title at the District 3-AAA Championship in October, before advancing to play in the regional and PIAA state championship.
"We feel that Josh's best golf is ahead of him and we are very much looking forward to overseeing and enhancing his development here in Happy Valley," Nye said.
Rinehart will join Cole Miller to comprise an all Pennsylvania freshman class. The state of Pennsylvania currently boasts nine players ranked within the top 500 by juniorgolfscoreboard.com, making it one of the hotbeds for junior golf talent in the country.
"We are fortunate to have two of Pennsylvania's finest wearing blue and white for the next four years, and continuing the strong tradition of Pennsylvania golfers representing Penn State," Nye said.