June 1, 2016

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – Kody Rendleman has parlayed two years of successful golf at John A. Logan College into a scholarship offer from Tennessee State University.

The Murphysboro native recently accepted the offer from the Nashville-based school. Rendleman put together an 18-hole average of 76 with the Volunteers and was recently named Academic All-American. He won the Lewis & Clark Invitational this past season and had several finishes in the top five or ten.

“Kody has the ability to lower his score at the next level,” said JALC head coach Tom Ferris. “I know that he will work hard at it. Tennessee State University is getting a fine player.”

Rendleman said he will always “cherish” his time at Logan.

“I got to learn how to transition to college golf in a program that competed in four Division I tournaments. That was a key to my development as a player. Not only did I gain recognition, but it helped me compete with some of the best players in college.”

Rendleman said he is “excited” to have the chance to play at Tennessee State.

“I like the idea of being part of an up-and-coming program like theirs. I will also get to finish my schooling in Nashville at a DI program in the south, which is a dream come true for me. I’ll always appreciate the opportunity Coach Ferris gave me at Logan and can’t wait to progress to the next level.”