Spencer Painton, a sophomore transferring from the University of Kansas, has joined the 2016 recruiting class for the University of Colorado men's golf program.

CU coach Roy Edwards recruited Painton when he was a high school performer at Regis Jesuit in Denver. He will have two years of eligibility remaining once he enrolls at CU.

"We are excited to add Spencer to a strong incoming class," Edwards said. "We were originally done with recruiting for next year but Spencer provides a unique opportunity for us to add a strong student, leader and player to the team. He will fit in to the strong culture we have on the team and we expect him to compete right away."

Painton played in four events as a true freshman at Kansas during the 2014-15 season, owning a 74.09 stroke average for 11 rounds. Last fall, he competed in two tournaments, with a 76.0 average for six rounds.

He won the U.S. Amateur qualifier at Columbine Country Club last summer, turning in a 67-69—136 (8-under) scorecard.