Nov. 29, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's golf coach Rick LaRose announced Monday that three student-athletes have signed National Letters-of-Intent to attend the school and play golf. The duo will report to the school in the fall of 2011.
Alex McMahon, Brenden Redfern and Tucker Wadkins each signed letters during the November early signing period. All three are accomplished junior players.
"Certainly, this is one of the top recruiting classes in the nation," said LaRose. "All three will compete for the top spots (in the lineup) next year. Along with our current freshman class, we will have a very strong nucleus of young players."
McMahon, a native of Tucson, has two top-10 finishes in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events this season, including a runner-up finish at the 2010 PING Phoenix Junior Open and a tie for fourth at the 2010 Under Armor/Vicky Hurst Championship.
McMahon is currently ranked 94th in the AJGA rankings and has seen his ranking improve by more than 300 spots in the last year. He preps at Ironwood High School and plays for Coach Ryan Bais. McMahon is ranked eighth in his graduating class of more than 400.
Redfern, a native of Austin, Texas, is an accomplished junior golfer with wins on multiple tours to his credit. He posted two top-five finishes on the Texas Junior Golf Tour, including a tie for second at the UT Longhorn Invitational. He won the 2010 Texas Boys Junior Championship, the 2008 AJGA New Mexico Open, and the 2007 and 2008 Mark Brooks Shootout on the Legends Junior Tour.
He attends Westlake High School and plays for Coach Callan Nokes. He helped the Chaparrals capture the 2009 and 2001 Texas state championships. Redfern's older brother, Trent, is in his second year as a member of the Arizona men's golf team.
Wadkins, a native of Dallas, Texas, is a polished junior golfer with three top-20 finishes in AJGA events, runner-up finishes at the 2010 PGA Junior Championship Qualifier and the 2010 Legends Tour Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, and solid finishes in internationally rated amateur events, including the Bob Estes Abilene Junior, the Eastern Amateur and the Southern Junior Championships.
He attends Trinity Christian Academy and plays for Coach Marshall Edwards. He is the son of longtime PGA Tour standout Lanny Wadkins.