STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf Conrad Ray announced recently that David Snyder and Henry Shimp each signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Stanford.
Snyder and Shimp will join the Cardinal roster in the fall of 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome David and Henry to the Stanford family,” said Ray. “Both signees epitomize the highest combination of golf performance and academics in the country.
“David is the first Texan we have had on the roster in quite some time and brings with him a strong world ranking and amateur playing experience. He is a dynamic student-athlete and interested in many things, and he will be a great addition to our team.
“In similar fashion, Henry will be a very worthy addition. Henry chose Stanford over numerous ACC and SEC schools, and we are lucky that he will be joining us as the two-time defending Carolinas Junior Champion and top player from the Charlotte area.”
Snyder, who hails from McAllen, Texas, is a three-time Future Collegians World Tour Player of the Year. He was a quarterfinalist at the 2013 Western Amateur and 2014 Australian Amateur. Snyder medaled in four USGA qualifiers and was a first alternate for the 2013 U.S. Open.
Snyder was homeschooled and is an accomplished pianist.
Shimp comes to The Farm from Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was an all-state performer in 2014 and the 2015 Charlotte Area Player of the Year.
He led Myers Park (N.C.) to a trio of top-three state tournament finishes.
The three-time all-conference player was a 2015 AJGA HP Scholastic All-American and a two-time Carolinas Junior Champion.
Shimp is an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoys solving Rubik’s Cube
More on David Snyder
In July, GolfWeek provided the following report on David's commitment to Stanford: