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Junior Players Golf Academy salutes 8 signees

Eight Students Have Committed to Play Collegiate Golf Next Year

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.)Junior Players Golf Academy (JPGA) – the leader in full-time, intensive and student-focused junior golf coaching – congratulates eight of its student-athletes for signing national letters of intent (NLI) to play collegiate golf.

JPGA emphasizes individualized golf instruction made possible by its 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio, access to several top courses in the region and participation in nationally-ranked tournaments throughout the southeastern U.S.

Academically, in partnership with Hilton Head Preparatory School and The Heritage Academy, JPGA students have access to two of the state’s premier educational institutions. Additionally, the academy offers college counseling and placement support to further prepare student-athletes for the demands associated with balancing higher education and the game of golf.

“We wish these students the best as they take the next step in their journey and we’re extremely proud of each one for reaching this milestone through hard work and dedication,” says Keith Bach, President of JPGA. “Everything we do at JPGA is devoted to guiding our student-athletes in their pursuit of becoming well-rounded individuals ready to excel on and off the golf course.”

Students who have signed NLIs to play collegiate golf include:

  • Jerry Christensen – University of Tampa
  • Deanna Confessore – Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Bunker Funderburgh – Mary Hardin Baylor University
  • Lucy Hou – University of Cincinnati
  • Aiden McCloskey – High Point University
  • Mikus Ming – Tennessee State University
  • Alan Smith – Charleston Southern University
  • Vivian Yen – Cal State East Bay

To learn more about JPGA and its 2018 college signees, please visit or call 843.686.3355.

About Junior Players Golf Academy

A boutique academy headquartered on scenic Hilton Head Island, Junior Players Golf Academy, (JPGA) boasts a student-to-teacher ratio of 4:1 emphasizing individualized coaching. Students enjoy access to several courses and are provided with an unrivaled opportunity to compete in nationally-ranked tournaments throughout the Southeastern U.S. JPGA’s mission is to prepare junior golfers to compete at the national level and to receive college scholarships. The JPGA approach focuses on encouraging students to commit to long-term athletic development while incorporating all aspects of training to becoming the best athlete. The award-winning staff recognizes and respects each student’s individuality to create the best possible environment for fostering growth among these young athletes. JPGA recently opened a second campus based at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.



Andy Tabor