MORAGA, Calif. - The
defending West Coast Conference champion Saint Mary's men's golf program
announced the signing of Hunter Rappleye, one the West Coast's standout junior
amateurs, to a National Letter of Intent.
Rappleye, a native of Elk Grove, Calif., will graduate this
spring from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and will be a freshman
at Saint Mary's in the fall. He is the
son of Kevin and Pam Rappleye and his twin brothers, Grant and Cameron, played golf at
"We are very excited to have Hunter join our program," said
SMC head coach Scott Hardy. "He is a
solid player who shoots a lot of consistent scores. He is going to bring passion and a true love
for the game to Saint Mary's. I look
forward to helping him reach his goals as a college golfer."
Rappleye was one of just seven players nationally to qualify
for both the US Junior Amateur and US Amateur Championships last summer. He earned medalist honors at the US Amateur
Qualifier at Contra Costa Country Club in late July after firing rounds of
He won the Future Collegian World Tour event at Bayonet and
Blackhorse Golf Course last winter and finished second in the 2012 California
State Junior Amateur Championships.
In each of his three seasons at Christian Brothers, he has
been an all-Capital Valley Conference selection and was named to the all-River
City team as a junior.