USI Men’s Golf Adds Seven to Already Impressive Roster


USI Men’s Golf Adds Seven to Already Impressive Roster

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Golf officially announced its 2022-23 roster additions for the fall and spring campaigns. The seven roster additions include three transfers and four freshmen for next season.

Signing with the Eagles, who start their transition to NCAA Division I and the Ohio Valley Conference this year are:

Bryce Kirchner| Junior | North Vernon, IN

Kirchner transfers to USI from Vincennes University where he was an NJCAA National Qualifier in 2021 and 2022. Kirchner tied for 10th at the NJCAA Region 24 and won the Rend Lake Invitational in 2020 and the Lincoln Trail Invitational in 2021. Kirchner was named a JUCO Division II Second Team Academic All-American in 2020 and 2021 and was a JUCO Division II First Team Academic All-American in 2022. He was also named to the All-Central District Team in 2021 and 2022 and named to the JUCO Division II Ping’s East All-Region Team in 2022. Kirchner lettered in tennis and golf at Jenning County High School (North Vernon, Indiana) and helped JCHS to a sectional title in 2019.

“Bryce joins USI via Vincennes University where he led their team in scoring and as a captain.” Head Coach Dave Turpin said. “Bryce will bring a strong work ethic along with his experience playing golf at a high level.”

Trevor Laub | Junior | Edwardsville, IL

Laub transfers to USI after two seasons at Heartland Community College. Laub placed second individually at the MWAC Championship and helped Heartland to the NJCAA Region 24 team championship after placing 20th individually in 2022. He also helped Heartland to a tie for seventh national at the NJCAA Division II Championships. Laub was named a first team all area, conference, and district in 2018 and 2019 and has been named the Telegraph Play of the Year for Golf. He lettered in golf and hockey at Edwardsville High School (Edwardsville, Illinois) and was named first-team All-Area, All-District, and All-Conference as a senior.

“Trevor comes to USI from Heartland CC, a very successful JUCO in IL, where he helped lead his team to many tournament teams” Head Coach Dave Turpin said. “Trevor has extensive experience in other sports, including hockey, which will allow him to bring some toughness to the USI program.”

Tanner Walton | Junior | Jackson, MO

Walton transfers to USI from John A. Logan College where he was a member of the Logan squad that advanced to the NJCAA National Championships in 2021 and placed 14th. Walton lettered in golf and soccer at Jackson High School (Jackson, Missouri) where he won the Missouri Class 4 District individual titles in 2017 and 2018 and helped JHS to their first state championship in program history at the Missouri Class 4 State Championship in 2019. Walton was also selected to represent the state of Missouri at the 2019 Scotland Jr Invitational. Walton earned his World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) after a first place finish at the Ron marshal Spring Fling.

“Tanner joins the USI program from a very highly rated JUCO in Southern IL (John A Logan). Tanner has proven the ability to compete at the Division I level while a JAL and will help USI in the transition to the Division I competition” Head Coach Dave Turpin said about Walton.

Carter Goebel | Freshman | Breese, IL

Goebel lettered in golf and basketball at Breese Mater Dei High School (Breese, Illinois) where he took individual medalist honors with a 72 during the Class 2A Regional during his senior season. Goebel helped Mater Dei to a fourth-straight regional championship where he placed sixth individually in sectional as the Knights captured the sectional title. He was also a member of the Knights’ Class A state championship team his sophomore season. Goebel was also named the 2021 Class 2A Metro East Player of the Year.

“Carter comes from a long line of successful golfers within his family in IL. Carter will come to the USI campus with a lot of confidence in his ability to help the program.”

Will Perkins | Freshman | Noblesville, IN

Perkins lettered in golf and soccer at Noblesville High School (Noblesville, Indiana) where he didn’t start golfing until his freshman year. Perkins helped the Millers to a third place sectional finish, a fourth place at regionals, and a fifth place finishes at the IHSAA state finals his senior season, earning All-State Honors with a second-round 68.
“Will had a fantastic Senior year at Noblesville High School capped off by a 5th place finish in the IHSAA 2022 State Championship. Will brings a great mix of athleticism and competitiveness to the USI program.” Head Coach Dave Turpin said about Perkins.

Gabe Suiter | Freshman | Clarksville, TN

Suiter lettered in golf, basketball, and tennis at Clarksville Academy (Clarksville, Tennessee). Suiter was named All-District in three of his four years at Clarksville Academy and helped them to the TSSAA Division 2-A district and regional championships, placing third in the state tournament as a senior. During the 2021 summer season Suiter had four top five finishes.

“Gabe comes to USI with both a strong academic and golf background and will transition nicely into competitive college golf” Head Coach Dave Turpin said about Suiter.

Jaden Wilson | Freshman | La Grange, KY

Wilson earned five letters in gold at Oldham County High School (Buckner, Kentucky) and was a four-time KHSAA first-team Academic All-State honoree. Wilson was the individual champion of the Battle of the Bluegrass at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club, shooting a two under 70. He would also help break the Oldham County team score record providing a 71 (-1). Wilson also qualified for the 2022 Kentucky Open after shooting a 71 (-1) at Heritage Hill Golf Club.

“Jaden is a great young man with plenty of accomplishments both in the classroom and on the golf course. USI is excited to see what is in store over the next four years” Head Coach Dave Turpin said about Wilson.

USI begins its fall season as they travel to Pawley’s Island, SC to compete in the Golfweek Fall Challenge at the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on September 11-13.