Dec. 5, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
David Stewart of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has signed a national letter of intent to play golf at the University of Wyoming. UW men's golf coach Joe Jensen announced the signing. Stewart is a 6' 2", 185-pound senior at Carlton High School in Prince Albert.
Stewart is one of the most accomplished Canadian junior golfers currently playing. He has a wealth of international experience. Twice in 2002, he was selected by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) to represent Canada in international competitions. He competed on the RCGA team in the Junior World Championships in San Diego, Calif., and he also was a member of the RCGA squad that traveled to Dublin, Ireland, in October of 2002 to play against Ireland in the Junior Ryder Cup. Stewart posted a record of three wins and only one loss in Ireland.
He was one of only 12 junior golfers in Canada to be invited to the Royal Canadian Golf Association developmental camp in Vancouver in 2003. From the camp, four junior golfers will be selected to represent Canada in a tournament in Guatemala in February of 2004. From the Guatemala competition, teams will advance to the World Cup of junior golf in Japan in June of 2004.
"Having David (Stewart) decide to join our program is very exciting," said Wyoming head coach Joe Jensen. "He has had an outstanding junior career in Canada. Because of his extensive international experience, I feel like he can come into our program and immediately contribute to our success.
"He follows two other outstanding Canadian juniors who competed for us over the past few years -- David Hearn and Kurt Kowaluk. David (Stewart) and his family liked what our program had to offer, and we are looking forward to him becoming a Cowboy."
In 2000, Stewart was one of 10 individuals that represented the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) at a competition in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2001, Stewart qualified as an individual for the Junior World Championships in San Diego.
He has represented the province of Saskatchewan in each of the last three years (2000, '01 and '02) at the Canadian Junior Championships. Stewart is currently the No. 1 ranked junior in Saskatchewan and the 29th top junior in all of Canada by the RCGA. For six consecutive years, Stewart won the Saskatchewan Provincial Championship in his age group. He also captured the Provincial High School Golf Championship and his Carlton High School squad won the team title in 2002. Carlton was the runner-up in 2003. His lowest competitive round is a 65.
A multi-sport athlete, he lettered in golf, volleyball and basketball his sophomore through senior seasons. His volleyball team won the 2002 Provincial Championship, and his basketball team captured the Provincial Small Cities Championship that same year. His high school golf coach was Tim Braaten.
He was nominated by SaskSport Inc. as one of three finalists for the Youth Athlete of the Year in Saskatchewan. Stewart was named the 2003 Prince Albert Athlete of the Year.
An outstanding student, Stewart has earned honor roll status throughout his high school career. He achieved honors with great distinction in 2001, and honors with distinction in 2002.
Born Oct. 2, 1985, he is the son of Carla and Ron Stewart.
King will join the Cowboy golf team in the fall of 2003. Other schools that recruited him were: Colorado State, Denver and UTEP.