November 10, 2016

Buckeyes Add a Pair on Signing Day

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Nov. 10, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s golf coaching staff welcomed in two new Buckeyes on Wednesday (Nov. 9), signing JonErik Alford and Kevin Stone to join the 2017-18 Buckeyes. Alford hails from head coach Jay Moseley’s home state of Georgia while Stone is a native Hoosier like assistant coach Brad Smith.

“The best thing about JonErik and Kevin is that they know how to win,” Moseley said. “They have both won numerous tournaments and they love to compete. Both of them have the ability to play any golf course well because their golf skills are very balanced and consistent. We expect them to make an immediate impact next Fall.”

JonErik Alford | Johns Creek, Ga. | Mount Pisgah Christian School
• Three-time individual regional champion
• Came from behind on the final day to win the 2015 IJGA Junior Open for his first AJGA title. Fired a 4-under 68 in the last round to overcome a six-stroke deficit entering the day • Three Top-10 AJGA event finishes in 2016
• Also competed on the hardwood and the gridiron for Mount Pisgah Christian
• Son of Trisha Young and Erik Alford
• Two younger siblings – Kaden and Ana Grace

“JonErik is a very talented athlete who has excelled on the golf course for many years. He is a fierce competitor who has a lot of experience playing against top players throughout the Southeast as well as on the national level. In addition to his skills on the course, JonErik has a humble heart and loves to serve and help people in his community. He has always been mature beyond his years and we are extremely proud that he is now officially a Buckeye.”

Kevin Stone | Carmel, Ind. | Carmel H.S.
• Carmel High’s leading scorer each of the past two seasons, representing the Greyhounds at back-to-back Indiana state championships
• Individual sectional champion and two-time invitational winner in 2016
• Dropped in a double-eagle in last year’s Indiana high school state preview event
• Son of Brian and Sharon Stone
• Uncle, Zolton Mesko, punted for ‘that team up north’ before a four-year career in the NFL which included a Super Bowl appearance with the Patriots in 2012

“Right now junior golf in Indiana is loaded with talent and we are very excited to announce the addition of one of the top players from Indiana in Kevin Stone. Kevin has honed his craft at one of the most demanding golf courses in the Midwest while competing against other great players on the local, regional and national level. He is an outstanding student who comes from a first class family and we are thrilled that he is now officially a Buckeye.”