DWU men’s golf adds one to roster mid-season

Tommy Anderson will join the DWU men’s golf program for the 2013 spring semester.

Tommy Anderson will join the DWU men’s golf program for the 2013 spring semester.

MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s golf team will have one more name on its roster when the spring portion of the 2012-13 season starts up in March.

Head coach Adam Anderson announced this week that Tommy Anderson will join the Tiger men’s golf program starting in the 2013 spring semester. Tommy Anderson is transferring from the University of Central Florida, and comes to the Tigers with freshman eligibility.

Tommy Anderson graduated from Ponte Vedra High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., but spent the first two years of his high school career at Sully Buttes High School in Onida, S.D. As a sophomore, he helped the Chargers to the Class B state title and finished runner up individually. He tied for 16th at the state tournament as a freshman in 2009.

Anderson won more than 15 tournaments in his high school career and played on the North Florida Junior Tour after moving down south. He earned five varsity letters in golf and also lettered four times in basketball and three in football. Anderson, who plans to major in finance, was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated cum lade.

“Tommy is a great mid-season addition to our team,” Adam Anderson said. “He has a strong golfing background and is a fierce competitor on the course. I am excited to see how much he can help our team.

“Tommy is also a great leader in the classroom, achieving very high grades, which is also a wonderful attribute he brings to our team.

The Tiger men are currently sixth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference standings after two qualifiers in the 2012 fall season. The third and fourth qualifiers of the year will be this spring.