University of Colorado men's golf coach Roy Edwards added one more player to his 2017 recruiting class, signing Daniel O'Loughlin, a sophomore-to-be transferring from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.
A native of Nottingham, England, O'Loughlin enjoyed quite a successful freshman season in his first year living in the United States. He earned first-team All-Southland Conference honors (just five players make the team), in addition to being named the SLC's Freshman of the Year. In helping McNeese State to the SLC title and a third straight berth in the NCAA Championships, he led the team in stroke average with a 73.03 figure, with 17 rounds of par or better (including two in the 60s).
"We are very excited to add Daniel," Edwards said. "He is highly-regarded as a person and player by multiple people, including his coach at McNeese State, Austin Burk. He will be a great addition from playing, character, personality, and work ethic standpoints as those are all tremendous assets of our current team. He had a really nice year at McNeese and we look forward to seeing him work and compete to keep improving. He has a chance to be a special player."
O'Loughlin, who turned 19 on Thursday, played in all 13 tournaments (35 rounds), with seven top 20 finishes, including three in the top 10.
His best finishes were a pair of fifth-place efforts in the fall season and back-to-back, in the David Toms Intercollegiate (216, +1) and in the Bayou City Collegiate Classic (214, -2); his top spring finish was a tie for eighth in the Tiger Classic (3-over 148).