Friday November 22, 2013Gators Sign Two for 2014-15, Acquire a Transfer for Spring
Florida men’s golf announces the signing of Ramsey Touchberry and Ryan Celano to National Letters of Intent for the 2014-15 class. The Gators also acquire transfer, Richard Donegan, for the upcoming spring season. Donegan will begin school in January and has the opportunity to play right away.
“We’re excited to have Richard Donegan this spring,” head coach Buddy Alexander said. “He’s won a couple college tournaments and won the 2011 FHSAA Class 2A state championship. He’s a winner. He’s coming into a situation where he has the opportunity to play right away and have a huge impact on our program. We couldn’t feel better about him.”
“Ramsey Touchberry is a great looking player who has about as good of a golf swing as I have ever seen. He has had solid finishes and loves to compete. He will definitely have an opportunity to step in and play next fall, as will Ryan Celano who is a great athlete. Ryan has tremendous length, great pedigree as his dad is a golf professional. The sky is the limit for him. We have great freshmen who have the chance to have a huge impact for us.”
Ramsey Touchberry | Bradenton, Fla. | Lakewood Ranch
Shot rounds of 68 and 74 at the 2013 FHSAA 3A State Championship to finish second individually and help guide his team to victory for the second consecutive year… Recorded two second place finishes on the Florida Junior Golf Tour in 2013 by shooting rounds of 68 and 71 at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club and two rounds of 71 at Mayacoo Lakes Country Club… Helped lead Lakewood Ranch to a victory at the 2013 Qdoba Tournament of Champions where he fired rounds of 67 and 71 to claim second place… Recorded rounds of 69 and 72 to aid Lakewood Ranch to a second place finish at the Honda Classic High School Invitational.
Ryan Celano | Naples, Fla. | Community School
Qualified for the 2013 U.S. Amateur but did not advance to match play… Scored an individual title on the Florida Junior Golf Tour in 2013 at Lemon Bay Golf Club… Shot rounds of 68 and 67 to win the 2013 South Florida PGA Junior Championship Tour event… Recorded back-to-back rounds of 71 at the 2013 FHSAA Class 1A State Championship to finish fifth individually… Qualified for the 2012 USGA Junior Amateur.
Richard Donegan | Transfer | Boca Raton, Fla. | Florida Atlantic University
Won the 2013 Rice University Intercollegiate as a freshman with FAU by shooting a tournament-low 66 in the second round… Finished in first place in the 2013 Harmony Preserve Intercollegiate with a one-under par total of 215… Finished his first season at FAU as the team’s leading scorer… Averaged 73.10 strokes per round… Was the 2011 FHSAA Class 2A State Champion.