Nov. 20, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jim Brown, Ohio State men’s golf head coach, announced Thursday the addition of two student-athletes who have signed NCAA National Letters of Intent for the 2004-05 season. Kevin Grabeman of Springboro, Ohio, and Michael Haverfield of Louisville, Ky., comprise the class that will enroll at Ohio State at the beginning of the 2004 fall season.

“We are really pleased with the signing of Kevin and Michael,” Brown said. “They have been selected to All-America teams and have the credentials and the game to help us immediately. They are excited to be Buckeye golfers and we are just as excited to have them in our program. They are both excellent students and great people both on and off the course.”

Grabeman will enter the 2004 season after an impressive 2003 campaign that saw him post first-place finishes at the Kiawah Island Championship and the Optimist District Qualifier. Grabeman also posted a strong performance at the 2003 Harbor Town Championships, where he finished fourth and at the 2003 Kroger Championships, where he finished 15th. At Springboro High School, Grabeman earned all-state, all-area and team MVP honors during his senior year.

In two years while competing in the American Junior Golf Association, Haverfield posted nine Top 20 performances, including a first-place finish at the 2002 McDonald’s All-American Tournament in 2002. Haverfield also posted strong performances at the 2002 Junior Classic at The Pines, where he tied for second and at the 2002 Kroger Junior Invitational, where he tied for ninth. Haverfield’s St. Xavier High School, twice finished as state champions.