Nov. 21, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama head men's golf coach Jay Seawell announced the signing of Jonathan Hardee to a national letter of intent for the 2014 class on Thursday.
"I am excited to have Jonathan as a part of the Alabama golf family," head coach Jay Seawell said. "He is a tremendous talent and someone who can help us continue to be a successful program in the coming years. More importantly, he possesses the kind of character both on and off the golf course that we have built are program on."
Hardee hails from Greer, S.C., and boasts a list of impressive accomplishments. He is an honorable mention Rolex Junior All-American and ranks 31st in the latest Polo Golf Rankings and 38th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
According to Hardee, who also considered the home state Clemson Tigers, the difference was Seawell. "He is just an unbelievable coach," Hardee told GreenvilleOnline.com. "I'm just super excited about what he's going to teach me about golf, and what he's going to do with my life. It just came down to him. He was the deciding factor."
Hardee won the 2013 American Junior Golf Association's Brian Harman Junior Championship this past April at 6-under par. He tied for fourth at the 2013 AJGA Exide Technologies Junior Open and finished in the top 10 at the 2013 Rolex Tournament of Champions. Hardee also tied for 22nd at The Junior PLAYERS Championship and was 14th at the 2013 PING Invitational.
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