GREENSBORO, N.C.- UNC Greensboro men’s golf head coach Terrance Stewart this week announced the signings of Symon Balbin, Jack Marcotte and Noah Connor to National Letters of Intent. They will join the team as freshmen during the 2019-20 season.
"We are very excited to have Symon, Noah and Jack join the UNCG golf family,” Stewart said. "All three will create a lot of competition on the roster and have the opportunities to become very good college players."
Balbin will join the program after attending Pinecrest (N.C.) High School. During the 2018 season, Balbin earned All-Sandhill Athletic Conference honors. In 2017, he was named to the North Carolina Boys All-State Team and earned Southeastern 4A conference honors along with be selected for the NCSHAA Scholar Athlete Award.
Additionally, he’s also a Bill Harvey Memorial Junior Champion.
"Symon comes from the best high school program in the state at Pinecrest and knows what great teams do day in and day out," said Stewart. "He has proven the ability already to shoot low numbers and win."
Marcotte, meanwhile, has attended Middle Creek (N.C.) High School, where he has earned numerous honors. He is a two-time Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year, two-time SWAC MVP and two-time varsity team MVP.
He is also a three-time Individual State Championship qualifier and helped set a new low competitive team match score at 31-under par.
"Jack is a very athletic player who has made tremendous strides this past year and continues to get better and better," Stewart said. "Jack's top-five finish in the Dogwood this past summer was another great sign of his development."
Connor will join UNCG after attending Rockingham County (N.C.) High School, where he has previously earned 3A Mid-West MVP honors along with being named conference Player of the Year and earning the Tommy Cole Award.
He also set new school records for the lowest scoring average for both a freshman and sophomore while also becoming the first individual to win regionals.
"Noah is a tremendous all-around student-athlete and is a very polished player at this age," Stewart said. "He has already played in some very good men's events that will help him transition into college.”