JONESBORO, Ark. (7/13/21) – Arkansas State men’s golf head coach Mike Hagen announced Tuesday that Kevin Latchaya and Pierce Johnson will join the A-State program for the 2021-22 season.
Latchaya and Johnson join Lucas Cena, Chris Rahm and Felix Krammer as part of the 2021-22 signing class. Latchaya and Rahm are Division I transfers while Cena joins the program from the NAIA level and Krammer and Johnson as a high school standouts.
A member of the Italian National Team since 2015, Latchaya has played at Liberty University the last two seasons. He missed the 2020-21 season due to injury and played in three events during the 2019-20 season. A graduate of Liceo Cambi in Falconara Marittima AN, Italy, Latchaya won the stroke play portion of the 2018 Italian Amateur Championship. He also was a medalist at the National Team Championship in 2017 and won the Italian National Championship U16 event in 2016. He holds seven other top-five finishes in amateur play from 2016-18.
Johnson, a graduate of Highland Park (Texas), holds a junior golf scoreboard ranking of 257 overall and is ranked 115 in his class. He led his team to three-straight Class 5A UIL State Championships and was an All-State Academic selection his senior year. He has three wins on the NTPGA Tour, including a win at the NTPGA All-American Tour Spring Finale.
A-State wrapped up the 2020-21 season with a program-best seventh place team finish at the NCAA Noblesville Regional. The squad produced its lowest three-round score ever at an NCAA Regional with a total of 874. The Red Wolves were making their sixth all-time appearance in the NCAA Championships. A-State finished the year 69-32 overall with 14 wins against top-50 programs.
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