Will Simpson

Pella's Will Simpson (second from left) signs his letter of intent

PELLA — Pella’s Will Simpson recently signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and golf career at Division I Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

Simpson, who is coming off a fantastic year on the course that saw him win the Little Hawkeye Conference individual title and earn a top 10 medal at state. In addition to those spring milestones, Simpson won the Iowa Junior PGA Open Championship at 9-under thanks to rounds of 66 and 69 as well as the John Deere Classic Junior Open with a 4-under 140 over the summer.

Simpson is the No. 113 ranked player nationally in the class of 2022 and the No. 4 player in Iowa as ranked by the American Junior Golf Association.

Simpson will join a Troy program led by Forrest Schultz, who is moving the Trojans in the right direction after his first season with the program. The Trojans posted a 40-36-1 head-to-head record in the fall, which is a nine-win improvement from last year’s mark. Troy also had five rounds under par as a team after only posting four such occasions in the previous three seasons.

"Will is going to be a great addition to our program," Schultz said in a press release. "He is a top-five player in the state of Iowa, who has a lot of firepower and the ability to take it low any day of the week. In addition, both of Will's parents are Troy alums, and they all bleed Trojan Cardinal."

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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