There is plenty of NW flavor with Washington’s men’s golf recruiting class

Updated: January 3, 2014

Washington men’s golf head coach Matt Thurmond is pleased to announce next year’s freshman class who have each signed letters of intent with the Huskies. The deep class will bolster an already strong Washington squad for years to come.

“Signing four guys is a big class, but we just liked all these guys so much that it made sense for us,” said Thurmond. “There is great balance here in their golf abilities, personalities, and leadership styles. It’s also the first time in several years that we’ve signed three Washington guys in one class and that’s pretty cool.”

The four-person class has a local flavor with three in-state products as well as resident of Vancouver, Canada. Signing with the Dawgs were Spencer Weiss, Frank Garber, Jordan Lu and Greg Gildea.

Here’s a look:
• Spencer Weiss – Eastlake HS – Weiss is a local player from Eastlake high school in Sammamish, Wash. He is a four-time Washington 4A high school state qualifier and the 2013 4A KingCo Conference Player of the Year. As the captain of the Juanita squad, he led the Rebels to the 4A state title in 2013.
• Frank Garber – Juanita HS – Frank is another incoming freshman from down the road at nearby Juanita high school in Kirkland, Wash. He is a two-time 3A Washington State Champion for the Wolves, but lists his top accomplishment as winning the 2013 American Junior Golf Association at Oakbrook. An excellent student, Garber comes from a golfing family with his father, Rick, being the former head golf coach at Oregon State. Frank’s mother, Hanne, is a native of Norway and Garber speaks fluent Norwegian.
• Jordan Lu – Vancouver, Canada – Lu is a native of Taiwan where both of his parents are professors. He has lived in Vancouver the past few years with his sister who is a student at the University of British Columbia. He recently graduated from the Prince of Wales Secondary School in B.C.
• Greg Gildea – Bellarmine HS – Gildea comes to Washington from down I-5 at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma. He was originally from Vashon Island, Wash., but recently moved with his family to Lakewood, Wash.