Tilley Becomes First Golf Recruit for the 2011 Season
Tilley is from Pulaski, Virginia and has been an avid golfer since the age of eight years old.
December 15, 2010
Logan Tilley signs letter of intent to play golf as his parents and head coach Aaron Summers look on.
Bluefield, VA—The Bluefield College men's golf team signed their first recruit for the 2011 season in Brent "Logan" Tilley.
Tilley is from Pulaski, Virginia, and has been an avid golfer since age eight. He started competing in golf while a junior at Pulaski County High School. Despite the late start of competitive play, he placed second in the Virginia Coventry Commonwealth Games in the 16-18-year-old division.
In Tilley's senior season, he was one of the top three golfers on his high school team, consistently shooting in the high 70s and low 80s. Tilley worked exclusively on his golf game. In fact, Tilley would compete in local tournaments during the summer, which helped him drop several strokes off of his game, making his handicap hit seven and better.
Tilley, while playing on golf course he grew up on, met BC's head men's golf coach Aaron Summers. Summers took great interest in Tilley's development, and in the fall of 2010 he convinced Tilley to sign with BC.
"Tilley will play a huge role in expanding and moving the program in the right direction. He is a great addition to Bluefield College and to the golf team," said Summers.
As a student, Tilley earned a 3.2 grade point average while taking dual enrollment classes at Pulaski High School and New River Community College his senior year. Tilley graduated in the top one- third of his graduating class.
Tilley attributes his success on the course and in the classroom to hard work, something he admits will help him at the collegiate level. He also gives credit to his parents for everything he has achieved and for helping him live out his passion for golf.
"Once I was offered by Coach Summers to play golf I knew that is where I wanted to go. The whole atmosphere of Bluefield is great, and everyone is so nice. It is where I see myself among athletics and academics," said Tilley at his letter signing.
Tilley will start his collegiate experience on the golf team for Summers in the 2011 season.