TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore golfer Jovin Tan announced his intentions on Thursday, Nov. 14 to continue his golf career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
He is excited about taking the next step but said this wasn’t possible without his surrounding support of EWC coach Zack Smith and his teammates.
“It’s a big school and has a great golf program,” Tan said. “I’m really excited.”
Tan made the trip halfway around the world from Taiping, Malaysia to join the Lancer golf program and has become an integral part of the Lancer golf team, who currently sits atop the Region IX standings following the fall portion of the 2019-20 schedule.
“This place has been a great stepping stone for me and a great environment for me to develop,” Tan said. “Coach Smith, he is very convincing. He gave me a great scholarship to continue my golf career. I took it on, and I don’t regret it one bit.
During his freshman year, Tan tallied five top five finishes, including a pair of third-place finishes.
During his sophomore season, Tan picked up a win at the Northeastern Junior College fall tournament, and a second place at the home tournament at Cottonwood Golf Course in Torrington.
In the fall, Tan has finished no worse than seventh, as the Lancers have won five of the six tournaments so far this season.
As a result, he is currently sitting on top of the individual Region IX standings heading into the spring season when it resumes on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at the Otero Junior College spring tournament in LaJunta, Colo.
“We are going to have a lot of indoor practice, a lot of team workouts and a lot of grinding. We are looking to have the same success in the spring as we had in the fall,” Tan said. “I’m looking to stay at the top of the region like I already am. It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but we aren’t resting on our laurels.”
Tan is majoring in business.
“I want to thank everyone at EWC for their support. The staff, the people, the teachers, it wouldn’t be possible without any of them,” Tan said.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions compete at the NCAA Division II level in the Lone Star Conference.