Men’s Golf Signs Fischer, Samuels and Tankersley for Fall 2022

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OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss men’s golf head coach Chris Malloy is proud to announce Thomas Fischer, Patton Samuels and Cameron Tankersley as the newest members of the Rebel golf family. All three golfers signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday making their commitment to Ole Miss official.”We are extremely excited to add three players of this caliber to our 2022 class and our family here at Ole Miss,” head coach Chris Malloy said. “Each of these players has an excellent resume, and there’s no doubt that they have a bright future here at Ole Miss. There’s no doubt in my mind that this is one of the most underrated recruiting classes that I have seen and one that I think for many years will surprise people.”A native of Dickson, Tennessee where he attends Dickson County High School, Tankersley sits as the No. 1 ranked recruit coming out of the state of Tennessee in the class of 2022. Tankersley blew up virally in May of 2021 after making the cut and qualifying for the Simmons Bank Open on the Korn Ferry Tour at the age of just 17 years old.Additionally, Tankersley has seen his resume continue to build as the young golfer finished second overall in the 2021 Tennessee State Open while also nabbing a Top-5 finish at the 2021 Tennessee State Amateur Championship. Tankersley also saw himself make the first cut at the 2021 Western Amateur, a tournament which features collegiate-level amateur golfers from around the world.”Cam has an extremely impressive resume and has competed against not only some of the best juniors but amateurs in the world already,” Malloy said. “He really has shown he can compete. I look for Cam to come in and compete immediately.”The Rebels were also able to land Tennessee’s No. 2 ranked recruit of 2022 in Patton Samuels, who has won two of the last three TSSAA Division II-A high school state championships in Tennessee in his sophomore and senior seasons. Samuels currently sits ranked No. 57 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association Rankings.Samuels also has seen Top-5 finishes at both the 2021 Bobby Chapman Invitational (T-5th) and 2021 Justin Thomas Junior Championship (T-4th), where he shot four-under and five-under, respectively. Samuels also earned a second-place finish at the 2021 Gator Invitational in Jackson, Mississippi with his six-under par performance.”Patton had a very impressive summer and is a player that is brimming with confidence that knows he can compete at this level,” Malloy said. “I look forward to watching his transition into college golf.”Rounding out the Rebels recruiting class is Thomas Fischer, who sits as the No. 2 ranked recruit coming out of Alabama in 2022. A native to Birmingham, Alabama, Fischer has also found success in his high school state championships, capturing a pair of Alabama state championships in his career at Mountain Brook High School.Having earned All-Tournament Team honors in all four years of his high school tenure, Fischer ranks No. 115 in the Rolex American Junior Golf Association Rankings. Fischer was also able to finish second at the 2021 AJGA Canebrake Junior Tournament in Athens, Alabama.”Tom has also had a very impressive summer and junior career,” Malloy said. “He’s only trended in the right direction. Tom certainly has a bright future ahead of him as well and we’re extremely excited to have him as a Rebel.”Get all the latest information on the team by following @OleMissMGolf on Twitter and OleMissMGolf on Instagram and Facebook. General athletic news can also be found at OleMissSports on Twitter and Facebook and OleMissAthletics on Instagram.

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