Fuller signs future intent

Matt Fuller celebrated College Golf Signing Day by signing his letter of intent to attend the University of Toledo.
During American Junior Golf Association’s signing day this past Wednesday, as students around the country signed letters of intent, their names were posted on the website.
Under the watch and support of his parents, teammates, and coaches, the Clarkston High School Boys Varsity golfer signed his national letter of intent after school Nov. 14. After he and his dad, Craig Fuller, signed the papers, they faxed them in and he joined many senior golfers on the website.
Colleges and coaches had been looking at him throughout his high school career ? it was just deciding which college to attend, Matt said.
Their visit to the Toledo campus and with Coach Jamie Mauntler sealed the deal, he said.
“Everything’s nice there. Coaches are nice. Facilities are nice,” he said.
“We had a nice visit,” said his mother, Anna Fuller.
Toledo has one of the top courses and facilities for golfers, said Boys Varsity Golf Coach Mark Wiegand.
A change in sports scheduling meant a long break between seasons ? Boys Golf changed from fall to spring. His last season was fall 2006. In that season, he had a 73.7 stroke average and was All-State for Division 1.
“I’m just excited, finishing my senior year strong,” said Matt, who has one more season in the spring.
This past summer, he competed in five tournaments and scored a total of 17.38 points, with an average of 2.9. He practices every day, outside when the weather is nice, at Mulligan’s Golf Dome as it gets colder.
“We look for cheap airplane tickets for him to go south and practice,” Craig said.
There, he stays with friends and practices his chipping and putting, something he can do in an indoor dome.
With tournaments coming up in March, Matt will be ready for the spring season, he said.
While practicing golf, he has worked hard at studies in high school, earning a GPA of 3.4.
“We are very proud of him and his achievements,” Wiegand said. “It will be fun to watch how he progresses in college.”
Matt wasn’t always a golfer. At the age of 5, he started playing hockey. But he soon got better at golf, and started playing competitively at age 9.
As for golf as a career, Matt is unsure at this point.
“Maybe start beating college kids, then think about it as a career,” he said.
He will attend the University of Toledo on a full-ride scholarship for golf. He plans to study business.