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Two Titans Golfers Move on to Four-Year Institutions
July 2, 2013 - Two former Eastern Florida State College golfers have signed to play at four-year institutions.
Blake Biggs, of Peoria, IL, committed to Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, and Anthony Skirk of Viera, FL, has committed to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Both are NCAA Division I institutions.
Eastern Florida head golf coach Jamie Howell had praise for the golfers who graduated in the spring.
"Blake Biggs' successful transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University is the perfect story for anyone questioning the junior college route when embarking on a college career," Howell said.
"Blake took an extra year upon arrival to have his academics in order and prepare for the rigors of being a collegiate student-athlete. He departs with a 3.4 GPA and his golf game flourished with two years of junior college competition under his belt.
"Anthony Skirk arrived in 2011 with no other college offering a sincere opportunity to compete on their golf team. A young man who would not allow anyone to outwork him either in the classroom or on the golf course, Skirk's story is testament to the cliché' good things happen to those who work hard and find a way to get the job done.
"A product of Viera High School, our hometown fans should be very proud of all that Skirk has accomplished and that a college with the prestige of Oral Roberts University has signed him to continue his collegiate career."
In other Eastern Florida golf news, two-time NJCAA Division I All-America Keith Greene finished tied for 24th in the 96th Florida State Golf Association Amateur Championship at Jupiter Hills Country Club in June.
Sam Horsfield, 16, of Davenport won the tournament with a 278. Greene shot 303.
The Titans previously competed as Brevard Community College, changing to Eastern Florida State College on July 1, 2013 to reflect the addition of Bachelor's Degrees. Despite becoming a four-year school, Eastern Florida State College competes at the NJCAA or two-year level.