Men’s Golf Adds Davis Spradling for the 2021-22 Season
By Ryan Frye, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations
MOREHEAD, Ky. – After an exceptional 2020 junior golf season that has seen 10 top-10 finishes with a pair of victories and a runner-up finish, Davis Spradling will continue his golf career with the Morehead State men’s golf program as a member of the team’s 2021-22 signing class.
Hailing from Clayton, N.C., the Tar Heel State product comes to the Eagle program after competing for head coach Steven Moats and the Clayton High School Comets program. As a sophomore, Spradling helped CHS to a North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 3A State Runner Up finish after qualifying for the NCHSAA State Tournament following a Regional Runner Up and Conference Championship during the 2019 season.
While the 2020 NCHSAA Championship was cancelled and the 2021 season has yet to begin, Spradling has crafted consistent rounds on the golf course during his junior and senior seasons, constructing stroke averages of 75.4 and 74.1, respectively, over the past two seasons.
“I am extremely excited to add Davis to our program. He is a great student that will fit in perfectly at Morehead State,” said head coach Matthew Martin. “His recent results have been impressive and his growth ceiling continues to climb. He will work extremely hard to be ready to contribute immediately as a freshman.”
Since the beginning of the summer of 2020, he has competed in tournaments under the supervision of the American Junior Golf Association, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour, Carolinas Golf Association, Tarheel Junior Golf Tour, and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association. Spradling has claimed four consecutive top-10 placements in his division or class dating back to October, including tying for the lead at the Tarheel Golf Foundation Western Carolinas Junior Classic behind rounds of 73-71-144 (+2).
Over 18 events and 19 total rounds, Spradling has fashioned a stroke average of 75.24 since beginning a 2020-21 junior golf schedule in June with his best round (66; six-under) coming at the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Triad Bill Harvey Memorial Junior. During the 18 events he has competed, he has captured 15 top-20 finishes, including claiming an aforementioned 10 top-10 finishes, two victories, and a runner-up finish.
Off the course, Spradling also competed in cross country at CHS as a freshman, claiming a conference championship during his lone season of competition.