Starkville, Miss.,– With Mississippi State only losing one player from this season’s team, the Bulldogs inked one of the best golfers in Jamaica to strengthen an already talented 2013-2014 club.
Johnny Newnham, who attends St. Andrews High School in Boca Raton, Fla., played his junior and senior seasons in the Sunshine State. The senior was named a Florida first team All-state member in 2012.
“We are very proud to have Johnny Newnham join the Bulldog golf family,” Coach Clay Homan said. “Johnny is a fine young man with a bright future ahead of him. He has a tremendous amount of power and will only get better as his short game improves.”
Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Newnham has a long list of accomplishments for the island nation. He was the youngest player to be named to the Jamaican national team at the age of 13. Newnham was also the youngest player to compete at the British junior open at the ripe old age of 11.
Newnham is also a five-time member of the Jamaican National Team and a two-time Caribbean Amateur Champion.
At the Constant Springs Golf Course in 2008, Newnham turned in a 63 to set the Jamaican course’s record.
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