Oconee County senior Dustin DeMersseman committed to Lee University in October and on Monday at the OCHS field house, DeMersseman signed his letter of intent to play college golf for the school located in Cleveland, Tenn.
“It is a dream come true. I have always wanted to play college goal and I feel like Lee is the place for me. I am excited to continue my journey at Lee University,” DeMersseman said. “I went on a campus visit there and fell in love with the coaching staff. The team chemistry is something I want to be a part of. I feel like me being involved there will be a great step in the next part of my life.
“It has been less stress being able to already be committed. I am looking forward to playing college golf next year.”
DeMersseman said he picked Lee over five or six other schools because of the coaches and team chemistry.
“I want to be a part of it. I already know some of the guys on the team so it is a little easier transition from high school to college golf,” he said.
DeMersseman started to play golf in the seventh grade and he won the GHSA individual state championship as a freshman with the Warriors.
“It was a great way to start off my high school career,” he said. “Freshman year I realized I had the potential to play college golf. Before that I was trying to get the feel of things and get better.”
DeMersseman said his goal for the upcoming season is to win state as an individual again and for the team to win the state championship.
“I am looking forward to this high school season,” he said. “I feel like we have a good starting six this year and we have a good chance to make a run at it this year.”