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Biddle Signs With Men's Golf

Nov. 19, 2009

LAS VEGAS - The UNLV men's golf program has received a signed national letter of intent from Blake Biddle to enroll at UNLV and play golf for the Rebels starting with the 2010-11 season, head coach Dwaine Knight announced Thursday.

Biddle, from St. Charles, Ill., is a senior who attends Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. He holds an accomplished national junior record that includes a fifth-place finish at the 2009 Scott Robertson Invitational and 11th in the 2009 Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass. In addition, Biddle has 10 top-15 finishes in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events over the past three years, including seven finishes in the top 10.

In addition to his national accomplishments, Biddle won more than 20 Illinois high school tournaments, recorded two top-10 finishes in the Illinois Open (fifth in 2008 and 10th in 2009) while competing as an amateur, and is a four-time Wheaton City Championship winner. During his final fall high school season, he won five individual titles in nine events played, shot under par in six of those tournaments, and broke a course record at St. Andrews in West Chicago by shooting 63, a record that has stood for more than 60 years.

"We are very pleased to have Blake as a Rebel," Knight said. "I think he has a very bright future in the game. He is one of the best players in Illinois. He has not only played well as an amateur, but also as an amateur in professional tournaments. We are excited about his potential and glad he has chosen UNLV."



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