Nov. 14, 2011
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced the signings of Tyler Peggs (Germantown, Tenn.) and Michael Perez (Westin, Fla.) to national letters-of-intent for the 2012-13 season, Monday afternoon.
Peggs tied for eighth-place with a four-over par 146 at the 2011 Class AAA State Championships, where he led Houston High School to a third-place finish. He helped Houston to the 2011 District 15-AAA Championship.
Earlier this year, Peggs finished in second-place at the United States Junior Golf Tour (USJGT) North Creek Tournament and tied for sixth-place at the 2011 USJGT Tour Championship.
Perez is the 142nd-ranked player and the 60th-ranked golfer in the Class of 2012 by National Junior Golf Scorecard. He is also ranked 94th by Golfweek. Perez is the 2011 Florida Class 1A State Champion after firing a five-under 139, which helped Plantation American Heritage to a second-place finish. He was named Second Team All-Broward County. He earned medalist honors at the District 22-1A Tournament with a four-under 68, leading American Heritage to the team title.
Perez earned three top ten finishes in junior action, earning medalist honors at the Qdoba Tournament of Champions with an eight-under 136. He also took home second-place at the American Junior Golf Association's Florida Open (-3) and eighth-place at the Florida Boys Junior Amateur (+2). Perez also competed in the Florida Amateur, taking home a 44th-place finish.