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Richmond Academy golfer Greyson Sigg signs to play at Georgia

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 3:41 PM
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The future Bulldog sat down behind the ceramic one resting on the table Thursday afternoon.

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Greyson Sigg (seated) signed a letter of intent to play golf for the University of Georgia in front of family and classmates in the media center of the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF
Greyson Sigg (seated) signed a letter of intent to play golf for the University of Georgia in front of family and classmates in the media center of the Academy of Richmond County on Thursday.

Richmond Academy senior Greyson Sigg signed his letter of intent to play golf next fall with the University of Georgia. He continues the family tradition of Bulldogs – his grandfather John Bates graduated from Georgia in 1949, while his mother, Karen, also graduated from the school.

“I grew up a Georgia fan,” Greyson Sigg said. “I’ve always been a Dog fan. I’ve been traveling up to Athens on the weekends to see the Dogs play in Sanford Stadium. I always knew I wanted to be a Dog.”

Sigg, currently ranked 37th in the Golfweek junior rankings, won the Georgia Junior Amateur Championship in 2011 before finishing second in the event this year. He became the first Augustan to play in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in April, when he finished 42nd.

Sigg received interest from Clemson, North Carolina and South Carolina, but he always had his heart set on Georgia. Two weeks ago, he visited Athens, met the players and saw coach Chris Haack again. He said the visit confirmed his plans.

Now, Sigg will join other Augusta-area golfers like Rob Bennett, Brian Carter and Michael Green who have left to play golf at Georgia. Sigg said he saw those guys play at Augusta Country Club and he watched them transition to collegiate golf.

“They’re very inspirational to me,” Sigg said. “Seeing them play golf earlier in my life, I knew that was something I always wanted to do.”

Sigg, 17, said he has several goals left before he graduates – one is winning a state title with the Musketeers. He added he wants to play right away for the Bulldogs and help make an impact.

“I think I just need to go up there and do everything coach tells me to do,” Sigg said. “He’s a great coach and knows what to do to get us in the right direction to take it to the next level.”

Sigg’s next event is the Jones Cup Junior Invitational, Dec. 21-23, in Sea Island, Ga. Last year, he tied for third place in the American Junior Golf Association event.

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Just My Opinion 11/15/12 - 05:01 pm
Congratulations Greyson and

Congratulations Greyson and GO DAWGS!!!

avidreader 11/15/12 - 08:15 pm
The Sigglet Prevails!

Greyson is a good kid. He works hard and his aspirations have come to life. I hope the academic regimen at UGA doesn't kick his butt. It will be fun to see UGA and GRUAAAAAA meet in the national finals. This would be a championship match for all to relish.

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