One of Thomas Dale High School’s top golfers and son of a PGA golf pro, signed a letter of intent to attend John A. Logan College in southern Illinois. Last Tuesday Griffin Clark, surrounded by his teammates, Coach Dave Duncan and his parents, Cindy and Kenny Clark, PGA Pro, made it official with his signature to attend the two-year junior college on a full scholarship plus a stipend for living expenses.
According to the school’s website, Logan’s men’s golf program is one of the best in the country. The Logan Volunteers are a two-time National Champion (2009 and 2011) and were second in 2010, and now third in 2012. Two Volunteers have claimed national medalist honors, Marcelo Rozo (2010) and Filip Timmerman (2011). Logan has made 12 consecutive appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament and never finished lower than eighth place. The Volunteers are also the reigning Great Rivers Athletic Conference and Region 24 Tournament champions, earning that distinction 10 of the last 12 years. Logan has produced the last nine individual Region 24 Tournament medalists, and 16 Volunteers have earned All-American honors. Clark will be the eighth recipient from Thomas Dale to attend Logan on scholarship for their athletic program.
Griffin was entering middle school when he switch his interest from travel baseball to golf. He played his first 18-hole event at the age of 12 with a handicap of 84/77. His handicap average today is 72.