Walsh signs with Texas Southern

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore golfer Owen Walsh has signed to continue his golf career and academics at Texas Southern University, a NCAA Division I institute who plays in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and is located in Houston.

Walsh, a native of Ottawa, Canada, came to Torrington with hopes of being able to further his golfing career, calling EWC the best opportunity he had.

“This is exactly what I was hoping to do when I came here last year,” Walsh said. “Eastern Wyoming has provided me with a lot of opportunities. Being able to go somewhere further south and further my golf career is a blessing.”

Walsh has four top 10 finishes to his name at EWC, helping the Lancers to a 2021 Region IX Championship. His best finish came at last season’s Central Wyoming College tournament, the day the Lancers wrapped up the regional title.

During his freshman season, he finished 10th in the final individual regional championship.

“When I got here last year, it was quite surprising. The team was really good, better than I had expected to be honest,” Walsh said. “We’ve had a solid group of guys here both years, and we’ve done some great things. It’s been a lot of fun to win and be a part of a winning team.”

Walsh and his EWC teammates have two tournaments left this season, including this weekend at Central Wyoming College in Riverton and the home tournament at the Torrington Golf Course at Cottonwood Country Club, as the team eyes another Region IX Championship.

“Sticking to what we know, lifting each other up and staying positive,” Walsh said. “We just have to do what we have been doing.”

For EWC golf coach Zack Smith, being able to help players, like Walsh, move on to four-year universities, has helped with recruiting the last few years.

“It’s just building more relationships with other colleges to hopefully do two years here, perform well and keeping going,” Smith said. “Owen has been awesome. He’s done really well in the classroom which is huge and a weight off my shoulders. I’m excited for where he’s going and the opportunity that it presents. We’ve done well. We still have some guys who are still looking at signing. It’s fun to get one more signed for next year.”

Walsh plans to study phycology at Texas Southern.


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