Sobel rated as high as fourth in the nation with three Top 5 AJGA finishes last summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State men’s golf team has signed Zachery Sobel, one of the top recruits of 2009, to an NCAA National Letter of Intent, associate head coach Brad Sparling announced Monday.

“We are very excited to have Zack join our golf program,” Sparling said. “He is an outstanding student-athlete and we look forward to his contributions both on and off the course in the years to come.”

Sobel, a native of Clearwater, Fla., is ranked as high as fourth in the nation by some recruiting publications. The Palm Harbor University- Medical Magnet School student had three Top 5 finishes in American Junior Golf Association events last summer. He won the AJGA Heritage Junior Championship after shooting rounds of 68-62-71 to finish 15-under. His round of 62 is the lowest round ever recorded in an AJGA event.

A two-time captain of his high school golf team, Sobel placed third at the Florida State High School Championship and is a four-time winner of the Greater Tampa Bay Junior Championship. In 2007, Sobel made it to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open. He also is a standout baseball player as the school’s starting shortstop and has earned seven varsity letters.