Nov. 22, 2013
Early Signing Day Central
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss men's golf coach Jerry Weeks announced the signings of Vasili Kartos (Birmingham, Ala.) and Hayes Weathersby (Poplarville, Miss.) to national letters-of-intent for the 2014-15 season, Friday morning.
Kartos is currently a senior at Spain Park High School. He is the fifth-ranked player in Alabama and 234th-nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard and 350th-nationally by Polo Golf. This past year, he won the United States Golf Association's Junior Amateur qualifier at Hattiesburg Country Club, posting rounds of 71 and 68. At the USGA Junior Amateur Nationals, he posted consecutive rounds of 76 to miss match play by one
Kartos earned five top ten finishes on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, including a second-place finish at the Lakewood Junior Classic, where he shot 77-69. He has competed in multiple AJGA tournaments as well as numerous national junior championships, including the Jones Cup Junior Invitational, the Western Junior Championship and the Future Masters. In 2013, he participated in the Nike Cup as a member of the Alabama Team.
Weathersby is currently a sophomore at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he leads his team this year with a stroke average of 71.42 through 12 rounds. He is the seventh ranked junior college player by Golfstat.com. Last year, he was named the PING All-American after posting a scoring average of 75.21.
Weathersby is a two-time participant in the annual Patriot All-American Tournament. He currently holds numerous school records at MGCCC, including most victories (4), most consecutive wins (4), most rounds of par or better in a season (11), most birdies (102) and eagles (5) in a season and low 54-hole total (212).
"We are very excited about the talent level of these two young men," said head coach Jerry Weeks. "Both of these players are very experienced in tournament golf at a national level and their track record have proven that they can compete under pressure situations. They come from great families and are driven to succeed as student-athletes. They will be excellent assets for our program moving forward."