Nov. 25, 2002
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame men’s golf coach John Jasinski has announced the signing of two high school golfers to national letters-of-intent to attend the University beginning with the 2003-04 season.
Joining the Irish next fall will be Cole Isban (South Bend, Ind.) and Shane Sigsbee (McKinney, Texas) as each are ranked among the top 60 junior golfers in the nation.
In making the announcement, Jasinski said, “Cole and Sean are very talented golfers who will have an immediate impact on our program next year. Both golfers are highly ranked nationally and will help us as we continue to work towards our goal of bringing a national championship to Notre Dame.”
Isban is a senior at Mishawaka’s Marian High School and is the top-ranked golfer in the state of Indiana. He won the 2002 Indiana State Junior Championship and is a two-time all-State selection. During the 2001-02 season, Isban played in the U.S. Junior match play tournament and finished 10th at the Western Junior Championship. He was also ranked 24th on the U.S. Junior Golf Scoreboard.
Jasinski on Isban: “Cole is a very talented golfer who is a diligent worker who continues to improve his all-around game. He has a strong short game and should have a strong impact on the Notre Dame golf program over the next several years.”
Sigsbee is a senior at McKinney High School and the number one player on his school’s golf team. He came into the current season ranked sixth in the Sagarin ratings for the high school class of 2003. One of the top players in the state of Texas, Sigsbee has played three straight years in the U.S. Junior Amateur advancing to match play all three years. He has played golf on the international level as he participated in the 2000 World Junior Golf Cup Match Play Tournament where he won all three of his matches to help the U.S. defeat Canada. In 1999, Sigsbee was a first team FCWT all-American, winning five tournaments from May through June of that year.
Jasinski on Sigsbee: “Shane has great instincts for the game of golf and has been ranked among the top 50 junior golfers in the country over the last three years. He has a great short game with a great touch around the greens. He will be a great addition to our program.”