Per a press release from the company, the world’s fifth-ranked amateur golfer and the 2016 NCAA individual golf champion, Aaron Wise, has signed with Lagardère Sports. He will be represented by Jeff Koski for his management and marketing representation.
“I’ve had a great experience at Oregon and am thankful for the opportunity it gave me to play at the highest collegiate level,” said Wise. “I’m excited to have the great team at Lagardère Sports behind me as I start doing what I’ve dreamed about for years, playing professionally.”
Last month, Wise was a medalist at the Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada qualifying tournament and plans to play a full schedule. The five leading money winners on that circuit at the end of the season earn Web.com Tour status. By winning the individual NCAA golf championship, he also has received and accepted an invitation to the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, which takes place August 11-14 at the TPC Deere Run.
Wise had a very successful two-year stint with the Ducks, winning twice as a freshman and three times as a sophomore (an Oregon single-season record). His individual title led the Ducks to their first Men’s Golf team National Championship. He has won both the Pacific Coast Amateur and the Australian Master of the Amateur, two top-ranked amateur events.
The 19-year-old Lake Esinore, CA native will begin his professional career this week at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, PA.