November 8, 2017

Colin Bowles and Grant Engle Sign NLIs


Nov. 8, 2017



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COLUMBUS, Ohio. – Ohio State men’s golf head coach Jay Moseley announced that both Colin Bowles and Grant Engle have signed national letters of intent to join the program next fall.

“The addition of Colin and Grant to our program is consistent with Ohio State Athletics’ core values; they are reputable, talented young men with passion to succeed athletically, academically and personally,” Moseley said.  “I know each of these young men will be assets for our program because I have spent time with their families and they were raised with tremendous leadership qualities.  I believe Colin and Grant will both benefit from their development in our program but our program is also going to be better because of these young men.  In every way possible Colin and Grant were a great ‘fit’ for our program and we could not be more excited for them to arrive next August.“


Colin Bowles
Albany, Ga.
Terrell Academy

  • 2016 Georgia State Amateur Champion
  • Youngest Georgia amateur champion since Bobby Jones in 1916
  • Top ranked player in Georgia in the 2018 class and No. 33 nationally according to Junior Golf Scoreboard
  • Advanced to match play at the 2017 US Junior Amateur
  • Led Terrell Academy to the 2017 Class AA State Title and also claimed the state individual championship
  • Owns the course record at Clearfork Valley Golf Course in West Virginia with a 56
  • Vice President of his class
  • Would like to major in turf management or dental hygiene
  • Son of Toney and Angie Bowles
  • Father Toney was also a collegiate golfer at Bluefield State in West Virginia
  • Has one older brother, Corey Bowles

Moseley on Bowles
“I first remember Colin from the 2014 US Junior Amateur when he was one of the youngest competitors in the field at age 14. He also made national headlines when he shot 56 on his home course in West Virginia and not long after that he and his parents moved to southern Georgia. But the accomplishment that caught my attention the most was Colin’s victory in the 2016 Georgia State Amateur when he defeated the best players in the state and became the second youngest champion of the event- Bobby Jones was the youngest. Colin is a very humble young man but his hunger to compete is fierce.”


Grant Engle
Springfield, Ohio
Shawnee High School

  • Four-year Central Buckeye Conference Player of the Year
  • Finished eighth in the state tournament as a junior and fourth as a senior
  • Won a total of 19 tournament during his high school career
  • Had an individual record of 899-7-4 as a senior in 2017
  • Three-year team captain
  • Had two top-5 finishes in AJGA events in 2017
  • Lists one of his top moments on the course was holing out from 175 yards out on the final hole of the district golf tournament
  • President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Shawnee
  • Son of Dana and Cheryl Engle
  • Brother Clark Engle was a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2013-17

Moseley on Engle
“Grant has been fortunate to have a unique perspective on our program having watched his older brother compete as a Buckeye from 2013-17. The Engle’s are great people and loyal Buckeye fans. Grant’s improvement on the golf course during his high school career was consistent with his burning desire to play golf for Ohio State. Grant is an excellent student and is a leader in numerous organizations in high school and his community. His success this past summer on the national scene warranted attention from many respectable programs; however, he chose to be a Buckeye and we are thrilled to be the beneficiary of his decision.”