Head Coach Conrad Ray has signed two talented high school seniors to athletic scholarships for 2009-2010. Andre De Decker and Andrew Yun will join the Cardinal on the links next season. The official announcement about these outstanding players by Stanford is included below.
Here are some links to stories about the two highly ranked golfers:
1. Here's an article about De Decker at age 16
2. Interview of De Decker by Golf World-South Africa
3. Here's a YouTube video of De Decker's swing
4. Story of Andrew Yun in ESPN's Rise online high school site
5. July 08 Golf Week article about Andrew Yun
6. Andrew Yun as 2008 first team All-American
Press Release by Stanford Athletics:
Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's golf program has signed a pair of talented high school seniors announced Head Coach Conrad Ray today. Andre DeDecker and Andrew Yun will join the Cardinal for the 2009-2010 season.
DeDecker, from Cape Town South Africa, is regarded as the one of the top juniors players in all of South Africa. In 2006 he was the Under 16 National Champion, and the Under 18 Schools Golf Champion at Sun City. We has also been a member of the South African National Team in 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 2007 DeDecker finished 2nd in the South African Amateur, Round of 16 in The Western Province Open, and 14th in The South African Amateur Match Play. In 2008 DeDecker placed 2nd in the South African Boys Stroke Play, 1st in the Dale Hays Classic and 14th in the Rolex Tournament of Champions on the AJGA Tour.
Andrew Yun, from Chandler Arizona, is a four time Junior All-American on the AJGA Tour. He finished 1st in the 2007 Arizona Amateur and 2nd in the 2007 Arizona Public Links Championships. In 2008 he finished 1st in the Verizon Junior Heritage, 6th in the Heather Farr Classic, 3rd in the Ping Invitational, and 5th in the stroke play portion of the US Junior Amateur, eventually losing in the quarterfinal round of match play.
"Andre and Andrew are fantastic additions to our squad. We are very happy that they have chosen Stanford and they will both leave their mark on our program over the next four years. Both share a wealth of competitive golf experience and I would not be surprised if both were able to come in and play a lot in their freshmen campaigns."
The pair will begin at Stanford in the fall of 2009, and help the Cardinal in its quest for the 2010 NCAA title.
The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf