Boise State Men's Golf Adds Two Idahoans
BOISE, Idaho (6/15/2011) - Kevin  Burton, Boise State's men's golf coach, announced today the signing of two Idahoans for next year's squad. The newest Broncos are Jordan Skyles from Eagle and  Keawe Soares from Boise. Skyles signed a financial aid agreement with Boise State which brings him back to the Treasure Valley after spending two years at the University of Oregon. Soares signed a National Letter of Intent after recently completing his senior season at Borah High School. The addition of these two local talents makes this year's recruiting class an all Gem State affair as Skyles and Soares join Eagle High's Jon Van Dyk, who signed in November, as members of the 2011 recruiting class.

"I am excited about this year's recruiting class, getting three talented golfers from Idaho to come play for the Broncos is great for our program," said Burton. "Jordan and Keawe are both talented, quality players with a big upside. All three will bring alot to the team next year as we move into the Mountain West."

Jordan Skyles is a 2009 graduate of Cole Valley Christian High School in Meridian, but played his prep golf for Eagle High School where he helped the Mustangs to the 2008 Idaho 5A state championship. Following graduation he walked-on at the University of Oregon where he played on a limited basis. Last weekend Skyles won the Southwest Idaho Amateur by 10 strokes carding a two-round score of 136 (69-67). While competing for Eagle High he finished third at state as a junior and sixth as a senior. Other notables include winning the Idaho Golf Association junior state championship (69-67--136) and the Twin Falls Invitational (66).

"It is great to have a talent like Jordan come back to Boise State to play," said Burton. "He is a great player with alot of experience. Jordan should compete regularly for a position on tournament rosters. I believe he will be an impact on our program and I am excited that he's a Bronco."

Keawe Soares graduated from Boise's Borah High School this spring where he spent three seasons playing for the Lions. Soares recently placed seventh (78-71-75--224) at the 44th annual John Dropping Invitational played at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. His others honors include winning the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Idaho Golf Association Junior State Championships, medalist honors at the 2010 Capital Invitational, tied for third at the 2010 John Dropping Invitational and tied for fifth at the 2010 Idaho 5A High School State Championship.

"Keawe is a strong kid with tremendous potential," commented Burton. "Keawe hits the ball hard and far with good accuracy. He will be a great asset to our team next year."

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