Men's golf signs Wahpeton standout

Jul 8th, 2013 @ 1:25 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Wahpeton native Jake Richels has chosen to continue his education and golf career at Valley City State University.

VCSU head men's golf coach Jamie Paurus says Richels has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Valley City State starting this fall and join the Viking golf team.

"I am excited to have Jake play for the Vikings," said Paurus, who is entering his second season as coach. "He was an exceptional high school athlete, and will only help strengthen our program. "

Richels is coming off a career year during his senior season at Wahpeton High School. He finished 11th individually at the State Meet, and made the All EDC Team after he finished 7th in scoring average during the conference season.

Richels was also named Most Improved on the Wahpeton team this year. He lettered in golf six times, and was a member of Wahpeton teams that took 2nd place at State in 2009 and 3rd in 2013. He is currently undecided on a college major, and is the son of Nancy and Roger Richels.

Valley City State is scheduled to open the fall golf season Aug. 28 with the Jamestown Season Opener at Hillcrest Golf Course in Jamestown, N.D.