RENO, Nev. – Nevada men’s golf coach Jacob Wilner announced Thursday the signing of Joey Vrzich and Van Thomas to the Wolf Pack program.
“We are excited to sign two very high quality players. They both have tremendous résumés and will make an immediate impact to our program,” said Wilner. “Joey and Van both have similar qualities that stand out to our coaching staff. They absolutely love the game, play with a lot of heart and have a strong desire to improve as players and make our program better because of it.”
Vrzich hails from El Cajon, Calif. and will graduate from Christian High School this year. He is a four-time letterwinner in golf and helped lead his team to the Division 3 CIF Championship in 2015. Vrzich is a first team All-CIF honoree and ranked first in league and conference play. He set the course record at Rams Hill Golf Course with an impressive round of 59 and has a junior golf team title under his belt.
Vrzich has played in a number of tournaments, including a win at the Canadian International Junior Challenge where he shot rounds of 73, 69 and 74. Additionally he has multiple runner-up and top five finishes to his name, including a second place showing at the Future Collegians World Tour event in Arizona.
Thomas, who is a native of Las Vegas, will transfer to Nevada from Odessa College in Texas and have two years of eligibility remaining. He was the fifth ranked junior college men’s golfer during his time at Odessa. He graduated from Arbor View High School in Las Vegas where he was a four-time letterwinner. Last year Thomas qualified for the U.S. Amateur thanks to a pair of eagle on the back nine.