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Golf: Longhorn standouts sign scholarships

Lambert headed to Georgia College; Shanahan chooses Clemson

POSTED: December 27, 2012 7:27 p.m.
For the Forsyth County News/

Lambert senior golf standouts Harry Lambert, seated left, and Sloan Shanahan, seated right, will continue their careers at the college level next season.

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Lambert High School’s Harry Lambert signed with (Div. II) Georgia College and State University to play golf next season.

In June, the senior placed fifth in the Georgia State Junior Championship. Lambert then qualified for the Georgia vs. South Carolina match that showcased the state’s eight best players and is currently ranked ninth in the state.

"I play every day I can," Lambert said. "It’s still a hobby for me, [a] leisure activity. I work on my game, but it’s not work-work.

"[Georgia College is] a good team and ranked 11th and I wanted to go to one of the top golf schools."

Lambert said he wants the opportunity to travel and play in a few tournaments his freshman year, but also wants to make a name for himself academically.

"I want to succeed in the classroom and hopefully win a championship," said Lambert, who plans to major in business. "They’re a solid academic school. The campus is nice, the coaches are good and the team’s a good bunch of guys."

Lambert standout Sloan Shanahan will attend Clemson University on a golf scholarship for the team’s inaugural season.

Shanahan placed sixth in the South Carolina vs. Georgia Junior Championship this year and claimed four top-10 finishes last season.

She helped lead the Lady Longhorns to a state runner-up finish each of the past two seasons.

The senior said Clemson was the perfect fit for her.

"I just knew that was where I was supposed to be," Shanahan said. "The coach is fantastic and everyone there is great. The facilities and everything is amazing.

"[My swing coach] Chan Reeves and my family all supported me."

Shanahan may not have much free time since she wants to get a double-major in global politics and finance. Her goal is to maintain a 3.8-4.0 grade point average and to achieve the honor of Academic All-American.

"I want to set a good name for Clemson," Shanahan said. "It’s exciting to be a part of the first team. I’m with the group that gets to set the standard.

"I’d like to be longer and sharper and good with the mental game so I can be on top of the leaderboard."

 

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