FGCU golf adds four strong new additions to the 2016-17 roster
The FGCU men’s golf team has added four new members for the 2016- 17 season — a pair of freshmen and a pair of junior college transfers.
Incoming freshmen Brent Fredericksen and Doug Smith have signed a National Letter of Intent, and transfers Grant Renegar and Michael Keymont have both signed a Financial Aid Agreement and will have two years of immediate eligibility remaining with the Eagles.
The Blue and Green will return eight letter winners from last year, as the Eagles lost two standouts to graduation this past year — Austin Schultz and Jake Sherwin.
Fredericksen is originally from Staten Island, New York and was a two-year captain and two-time MVP of his high school golf team. He led his team to the 2015 CHSAA City Golf Championship title and was named the Staten Island Advance All Star as a junior and a senior. Beyond the green, Fredericksen excelled in the classroom as a four- year honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior. He also served as the Treasurer of the society as a senior.
The second incoming freshman, Doug Smith, is from Windermere, Florida. and was a four- year member of his high school golf team and two-time MVP. Smith was a member of the All-Metro Conference team, in addition to being a state finalist, and has won championships at the district, regional and metro levels. Similar to Fredericksen, Smith also excelled in academics, as he graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the National Honor Society. Junior transfer Renegar is travelling from Meridian Community College to become an Eagle. He was a NJCAA Division II PING All- American Second Team member as a sophomore at Meridian and helped lead his team to an eighth place finish at the national tournament in 2016. He was also named to the MACJC First Team All- State as a sophomore with a 72.08 stroke average. Renegar entered his sophomore season at MCC ranked 29th in the country among all junior college players by Golfstat and eighth overall among players in the DII ranks.
Rounding off the new members of the 2016-17 FGCU golf team, Keymont is transferring from Eastern Florida State College. He finished at Eastern Florida ranked 30th in the nation by Golfstat for all junior college golfers at the Division I level, posting a scoring average of 74.51 as a sophomore. Keymount also helped lead Eastern Florida to the NJCAA Division I District 4 title for the third time in four years with a 222 total to tie for 12th at the tournament.