Men's Golf to Welcome Two in Class of 2020
The Princeton men's golf program will add Evan Quinn and Caden McLaughlin from the Class of 2020 to a team that posted top-10 finishes in eight events last year and had three tournament wins, its most since the 1999-2000 season.
"We are thrilled to have Evan and Caden joining our program this fall, and we are confident that they will make immediate, meaningful and lasting contributions," Will Green, Princeton's J. Stuart Francis '74 Head Coach of Men's Golf, said. "Both have already enjoyed success on the national level, so the transition to college golf should be a quick and comfortable one. Princeton Golf has a long history of success, and we're excited to see how Evan and Caden add to that history by writing their own chapter."
Evan Quinn (Morristown, N.J./Morristown)
• 2016 NJ.com first-team all-state
• Won the NJSIAA sectional tournament before finishing fourth in the state group tournament and sixth at the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions
• Won the 2016 Liberty National Junior Invitational, shooting a tournament-low 69 in the first round
• Also competed in cross country, winning the 2016 Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference large-school meet, the 2016 NJSIAA North Jersey Section 1, Group 4 meet, finishing sixth in the state Group 4 meet and 11th at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions
• As of June 2016, ranked second in New Jersey by the AJGA
• Placed fifth at the 2015 AJGA Junior at Talbot, carding a first-round 68
• Placed second at the 2015 AJGA Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Boston Junior
• 2014 Daily Record Player of the Year
• Shot a round of 66 in winning the 2014 North Jersey Section 2, Group 3 individual title
• Played in a 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier at Springdale, tying for 23rd in an event won by future teammate Michael Davis
• Interested in mechanical engineering at Princeton
Caden McLaughlin (Alcoa, Tenn./Alcoa)
• Two-time first-team all-state honoree
• Two-time TSSAA district and regional medalist
• Helped Alcoa to the 2013 Tennessee Class A-AA state championship as a sophomore, placing 13th in a field of more than 70
• Two top ten finishes in the TSSAA state golf tournament, finishing seventh, ninth and 11th in three trips to the state tournament
• Named Alcoa's team captain senior year.
• Recorded five top-25 finishes in AJGA tournaments
• Best finish in an AJGA tournament was a tie for second at the 2015 Memorial Junior in Columbus, Ohio, where he shot a tournament-low 69 in the final round