MONROE, La. - ULM's interim director of golf and head coach Erik Hsu gained his first signee for the men's golf team on the final day of the signing period Wednesday when Velten Meyer signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Warhawks for 2012-13 season.
Meyer has been a successful competitor on the international circuit, both in Europe as well as the United States and Canada. A back-to-back champion in his home state in both 2010 and 2011 for the age 16 and 18 classifications, he has earned 11 first-place finishes out of 20 events since 2008 and picked up six additional top-10 results.
The native of Hatten, Germany, participated in the prestigious World Junior Challenge presented by Golfweek at Innisbrook Golf Resort last year where after shooting even-par the first two rounds he ended third overall with 224 total (72-72-80). He also placed 15th overall at the highly competitive United States Junior Masters in 2010.
In 2011, Meyer earned medalist honors at the GVNB Order of Merit international tournament after shooting a three-over-par total of 219 (74-70-75). He fired a one-under-par 71 to become the 2011 Men's Club Champion at his home course and led his team to third place at the German Team Championships (and finished first individually) by also carding 71.
Meyer racked up four first place results out of six events in 2010 and finished in the top-three of the two which he didn't win, including the World Junior Challenge. Notably, he earned first place at the Youth Championships Isernhagen and the OLB Cup before earning his first of two Club Championships.
Since 2008 the German golfer has shot 15 rounds at even par or better, 12 of which were sub-par including two in the 60s. During the current season, Meyer has averaged 74.76 strokes per round through 13 tournaments.
The ULM men's golf team resumes the 2011-12 season Feb. 20-21, 2011 at the Rice Intercollegiate in Houston, Texas.