University of Colorado men's golf coach Roy Edwards has inked four top amateurs to his program, with the four spanning the globe from California and Colorado to Europe, or just under 6,300 miles, a fourth of the way around the planet.
Oliver Jack from Kent Denver, Adam Matteson from San Diego, Kristoffer Max from Holte, Denmark and John Paterson from St. Andrews, Scotland, all signed letters of intent this month to attend CU and will look to replace four seniors on the team who will graduate next May.
"We are very excited and fortunate to add these four student-athletes to our team in the class of 2018," Edwards said. "With hard work, competitiveness, self-belief, and a dedication to learning, we expect this group to be incredibly high-achieving. They will be good additions to our six returning players next fall."
Jack was a four-time, first-team 3A All-State performer, earning the honors for his freshman through senior years, finishing in top six in the state meet all four times.
Matteson, hails from Scripps Ranch High School in northeast San Diego which produced this year's PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele. A three-time first-team Western League performer, he has competed in the Southern California CIF Regional tourney as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
Max is from Holte, Denmark, which is about 10 miles north of Copenhagen, and plays out of Soelleroed Golf Club. He is currently ranked as the No. 12 boys' golfer in the U18 (Under-18) category by EuropeanGolfRankings.com (out of 2,117 players).
Paterson hails from St. Andrews (The New Club) on the east coast of Scotland, officially recognized as the "birthplace of golf" in the early 1800's. He's currently ranked No. 28 in the EuropeanGolfRankings.com and is the reigning Scottish Boys Champion.