ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s golf coach Chris Whitten announced Thursday (Nov. 15) the signing of Kevin Healy (Rockford, Mich.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2019-20 season.
“We could not be happier to add Kevin to our team next year,” said Whitten. “He is a competitive, highly-skilled guy who I know will be a phenomenal teammate. With Kevin’s abilities and work ethic, the ceiling is very high long-term.
“Kevin and I share a lot in our backgrounds, too. We both attended Rockford and grew up playing the same course, Blythefield Country Club, so we have a natural connection. He has already had great experiences in golf, and we are going to build on that even more.”
Healy has been instrumental in leading Rockford to three straight MHSAA Division 1 championship appearances and prepares himself for a fourth this spring. The medalist runner-up at the 2018 state final, Healy finished behind current Wolverine freshman Patrick Sullivan. With that second-place finish, Healy helped guide Rockford a team runner-up finish as well.
“It has always been a dream of mine to be a student athlete at the University of Michigan,” said Healy. “I have been given such a great opportunity and I can not wait to work with my new coaches and teammates representing the Maize and Blue!”
As a sophomore, Healy posted an eighth-place individual finish, while Rockford earned a fifth-place team finish. In Healy’s freshman season, Rockford finished 15th. For his efforts during his prep play, he has been named a Division 1 All-State golfer the last two years (2017, 2018) by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association (MIGCA). In addition to his golf career at Rockford, Healy is also a member of the school’s varsity hockey program.
This past summer, he posted four top-25 finishes on the American Junior Golf Association tour including a sixth at the Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Junior Invitational (76-70/146); seventh at the AJGA Coca-Cola Junior at Boyne Highlands (73-73-73/219); 11th at the AJGA at Forest Lake (69-70-75/214) and 23rd at the AJGA Randy Wise Junior Open (75-74-77/226).
The Wolverines will lose only one senior — Nick Carlson — to graduation following this season.