SHAWNEE- St. Gregory's Men's Golf has signed five new players for the 2017-2018 season. The Cavaliers added Nathan Roy (Garden City Community College), Grant Sikes (Muskogee, OK), Hunter Ulman (Choctaw, OK), Jose Perozo (Ranger College), and Jake Bay (Shattuck, OK).
Nathan Roy, originally from Topeka, KS, has been a two year leader for the Bronc Busters of Garden City Community College. As a junior at Hayden Catholic High School, Nathan lead his team to the 4A Kansas State Championship. He also earned All-City Honors as a prep standout. While at Garden City, Nathan has been ranked inside the Golfstat Top 150 players in the nation both years finishing his sophomore year at 123rd in the nation. Nathan finished five times in the top-30 with his best finish coming at the High Country Shootout in Ruidoso, NM after shooting scores of 70, 74, 73 to finish +1 for the tournament. Over the past two years Nathan has boasted a 77 scoring average, with his best score of his career being a 66 (-6).
Grant Sikes will be coming to St. Gregory's from Hilldale High School in Muskogee, OK. In his four years for the Hornets, Grant has racked up multiple wins and top-10 finishes. His most notable finishes are placing 9th at the 4A State Tournament his senior year with scores of 75, 69, 75, which earned him All-State honors, placing 4th at the 4A Regional Championship as a sophomore with scores of 73, 75, placing 3rd at the 4A Regional Championship as a junior with scores of 75, 80, finishing runner-up his senior year at the 4A Regional Championship with scores of 73, 77, placing 1st at the Union Invite at Battle Creek with a score of 76, placing first at Arrowhead with a score of 74, and winning the Verdigris Valley Conference Championship his junior and senior seasons with scores of 74 and 72 respectively. Grant averaged 75 over his last two years at Hilldale.
Hunter Ulman is a four year letter winner for Choctaw High School where he helped the Yellow Jackets to conference titles his sophomore and senior years. In his high school career Hunter has placed second three times, missing out on victory by just one stroke each time. Hunter has fired 73 twice and multiple other scores in the mid-70s during his high school career. The 2016 6A Oklahoma State Tournament qualifier has taken numerous honors courses throughout high school and finished at the top of his class academically.
Jose Perozo will be coming to SGU from Ranger College in Ranger, TX. The Maricaibo, Venezuela native spent three semesters playing for RC. During his sophomore year, Jose carried a 75.5 average which included five top-10 finishes. Two of those top-10s came at SGU hosted tournaments in the South Padre Intercollegiate with scores of 79, 76 (10th) and the Spring Cavalier Classic with scores of 72, 74 (2nd). Jose fired 72, 71, 71 to finish at -2 and tie for 5th place at the Texas Intercollegiate and he followed that performance with a 10th place finish at the Tyler JC Fall Invite shooting scores of 72, 69 to finish at -3. Jose closed out his career at Ranger with a T8 finish at the NJCAA District 2 Championship after shooting scores of 70, 78, 69 to finish at +4. Jose leaves Ranger as the 74th ranked player in the country.
Jake Bay from Shattuck High School will be coming to the Cavaliers after four years playing for the Indians. Jake is a four time 2A State Tournament qualifier with his best finish coming his senior year at Cimarron Trails GC where he placed 3rd with scores of 79, 76, 69. With his finish at state, Jake was selected to the West All-State Team and his 69 was the low score for any round of the tournament. Jake has multiple victories under his belt including the 2017 2A Regional Championship with scores of 67,68, the 2017 Moreland Invite with a score of 76, the 2017 Crystal Beach tournament with a score of 68, the 2016 Walter Hopper Championship with scores of 76,78, the 2016 Riverside Junior with a score of 72, the 2016 Lincoln Park Junior with a score of 71, and the 2016 Elk City Junior with a score of 72. Jake finished his senior season with a scoring average of just 2.7 strokes over par per round.