January 21, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College men’s golf coach Tom Ferris has announced the signing of a Southern Illinois standout in senior Landon Vaughan of Hamilton County High School.

Vaughan qualified for the state tournament all four years at the prep level, which includes a second-place finish his sophomore year.

“Landon’s just an outstanding player, a good student, and a great kid,” said Logan head coach Tom Ferris. “We’re excited to get a player of his caliber coming here.”

Ferris said Vaughan is a solid all-around player who demonstrates power off the tee.

“There are no real weaknesses in his game,” he said. “Landon plays with confidence and I think he will get better and better.”

Vaughan said he knew that Logan was the right fit for him.

“The golf program has been good for a long time under Coach Ferris and I’m excited about having the opportunity to play there. Ever since I’ve been in high school, I’ve looked forward to playing at the collegiate level and can’t wait to get started.”

Vaughan, who has plans to major in petroleum engineering down the road, said he is familiar with most of the players on the Logan squad.

“I think we’re going to be pretty good and it’s my hope to make the team better and compete for another national championship.”

Vaughan’s low score for 18 holes to date is a 65.

“When I’m playing well, I’m usually making all my putts from 10 feet in,” he said.