K-State Golf Inks Schumacher to Letter of Intent
June 14, 2002
Manhattan, Kan. - Head men's golf coach Tim Norris announced Friday the signing of Nick Schumacher to a national letter of intent to play golf at Kansas State, beginning this fall.
"Nick has played in one of the top junior college programs in the nation the last two years," said Norris. "He has played against some very tough competition, so we think he will be able to come here and make an impact this fall."
A native of Lubbock, Texas, Schumacher has played the last two years at junior college power Midland College in Midland, Texas, where he was a two-time all-state selection under longtime head coach Delnor Poss. In 2002, the Chaparals won the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and Region V titles and advanced to the NJCAA Division I Championship, where the team finished in a fifth-place tie with San Jacinto College.
Schumacher had a solid 2001-2002 campaign with two tournament wins and three other top 10 finishes. His biggest win of the season came this spring, as he captured the Region V title in dramatic fashion. He shot 7-under-par the last two days, including a 69 on the final day, to force and win a four-hole playoff with Odessa College's Adam Neville. Schumacher's other win came at the Midland College Invitational in October 2001 where he shot rounds of 69 and 67 to outdistance the 42-man field for the title. He also finished fourth at the WJCAC Championship with a three-day score of 212, while he concluded his career with a tie for 41st place at the NJCAA Championship.
Schumacher is a 2000 graduate of Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas, where he lettered in golf as both a junior and senior. He earned all-state accolades his senior season en route to helping the Mustangs capture the 2000 Class 5A state championship.