Wilson going to Kent State

KENT — Two-time Ohio Division III state golf champion Jared Wilson is coming back home.

Wilson, a 2018 graduate of Columbiana High School, is transferring to Kent State University after playing one season at Wake Forest University.

“Jared Wilson has signed with us! Welcome to the Flash Family!” the Kent State golf team announced on twitter Tuesday.

Wilson will be eligible to compete for Kent State this fall after accepting a scholarship from the Mid-American Conference power.

As a freshman at Wake Forest, he played in three events and averaged 72.25 strokes per round. He shot a season-best 1-over 214 to finish tied for 11th at the Bash at the Beach (S.C.). He also had a season-best 69 in the first round of the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational and the second round of the Bash at the Beach.

Wilson, who missed the cut at the Ohio Open last week, will major in computer science at Kent State.

The Golden Flashes have a new head coach, Jon Mills, who was the associate head coach the last four years. Mills was the leading money winner on the Canadian Tour in 2003 and played three seasons on the PGA Tour.

He replaces Herb Page, who retired after 41 seasons as the men’s golf coach after leading the Golden Flashes to 23 MAC crowns and 17 NCAA tournament appearances.


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