SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Seton Hall head coach Clay White announced Wednesday that Alex Chalk (Castle Douglas, Scotland), Alex McAuley (Douglas, Isle of Man) and Linus Yip (New South Wales, Australia) will join the men’s golf team at Seton Hall University and be eligible to compete beginning in the fall of 2016.
“We are looking forward to welcoming the two Alex’s and Linus to the program,” White said. “All three bring playing resumes that should be able to help the program take the next step. It will be up to the coaches and returning players to ensure a smooth transition and keep the team chemistry of last year’s team going.”
A two-year team captain at Castle Douglas High School in Scotland, Chalk won the South West Scotland U18 Stroke Play tournament and finished 10th at the Henry Cooper Junior Masters. He finished third on the Intercollegiate Tour and sports a career-best round of 7-under par.
McAuley hails from the Isle of Man, located between Ireland and England, and won the Isle of Man Junior County Golf Championship. Named Queen Elizabeth II High School Student of the Year in 2012, he tied for seventh at the Junior E3nglish Northern Counties event. During the 2014-15 season, he averaged a sparkling 71.03 strokes per round.
A native of New South Wales, Australia, Yip will have two years of eligibility remaining after transferring to Seton Hall from the University of Arkansas – Little Rock. As a freshman, he averaged 75.29 strokes per round and finished third at the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational with a 6-under-par, 73-68-69-210. Also strong in the classroom, Yip was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.