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Wesley Hanson Inks Golf National Letter of Intent with Valdosta State

MACON, Ga. – FPD senior golfer Wesley Hanson signed a national letter of intent to play golf at Valdosta State University on Thursday morning, Nov. 10, at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

The signing is the first for the Class of 2017.

“I’m just very blessed and am thankful for this opportunity,” Hanson said. “The Lord has blessed me with a great family and cast of supporters. I can’t thank them enough.”

Hanson paced the Vikings to a 2016 GHSA 1A Private State Runner-Up finish, firing a 75 in the 18-hole tournament.

The Vikings also took the GHSA Sectionals in 2016 with Hanson’s low score of 74.

At the GHSA Class-A Area-1 Private Tournament, Hanson was a member of the All-Area Team with a fourth place finish (73) as the Vikings took second.

“Wesley has put in a lot of hard work and dedication to this game and to this team,” FPD head coach Charley Chase said. “He represents our school and our team in a Godly manner and I know he will do great things at Valdosta State.”

Hanson was named the 2016 Macon Telegraph All-Middle Georgia Player of the Year this past spring.

His 18-hole stroke average during his junior season was 74. He also pinned down 12 Top-5 finishes.

As thrilled as he is to play at the next level, Hanson has still set forth goals for his final campaign as a Viking.

“I’m just trying to get better as a player everyday,” Hanson said. “I want to do well in individual events, but the main goal this year is to win the state championship.”

There are also many unique parts to Hanson’s overall game, from his length off the tee, proximity to the hole on approach shots, his consistent short game and his imagination.

But Hanson takes the game seriously with a daily reminder.

“I draw a cross on my golf ball with a permanent marker,” Hanson said. “I need a daily reminder that Jesus is my Lord and Savior, especially on the golf course, because things can get out of hand quickly. It keeps me accountable.”

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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