FHSU Sports Information Department
Fort Hays State first-year men’s golf coach Sean Dreiling has announced the signing of eight student-athletes for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Five come to the program as true freshmen, while three are transferring from Kansas junior colleges. The individuals that committed to the program are Cash Hobson, Max Megaffin, Isaiah Grover, Jake Weller, Marshal Hutchins, Landon Fox, Koby Beougher, and Lane Pauls.
Hobson, Megaffin, Grover, Weller, and Hutchins are all incoming freshmen in 2015-16. Hobson and Megaffin are both local products from Hays. Hobson was a four-time state qualifier at Hays High School, while Megaffin was a three-time state qualifier at Thomas More Prep-Marian High School. Grover, a native of Cheney, Kan., is also a three-time state qualifier coming to the program from Cheney High School. Weller and Hutchins are each two-time state qualifiers. Weller is from Topeka, Kan., coming from Topeka Seaman High School, while Hutchins is from Scott City, Kan., where he competed at Scott Community High School.
Fox, Beougher, and Pauls are all junior transfers, two from Barton (Kan.) Community College and one from Kansas City (Kan.) Community College. Fox, native of Winfield, Kan., had a standout career at Barton where he was a two-time national qualifier and an all-conference first team selection in 2015. Beougher also played at Barton for two years and was a member of Barton’s team that qualified for nationals during his freshman year of 2013-14. Prior to that, he was the individual state champion in Kansas Class 1A as a senior at Stockton High School in Stockton, Kan. Pauls, a native of Newton, Kan., played at KCKCC for two years and was an all-conference second team selection his freshman year.
Fox and Pauls both qualified for this year’s Kansas Amateur, which will be played July 20-26 at the Wichita Country Club in Wichita, Kan. Fox was the individual champion at one of the seven qualifying sites, topping a field of 42 golfers at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan., with a round of 2-under par. Pauls was close behind, finishing in fourth at even par. A total of 128 golfers will participate in the Kansas Amateur this year.
Sean Dreiling enters his first year as head coach of the men’s golf program. Dreiling is also an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at FHSU, entering his fourth year in that role in 2015-16.