The No. 1 ranked golfer in the state, Ethan Savoy, signs National Letter of Intent with Louisiana.

LAFAYETTE - Head Louisiana golf coach Theo Sliman signed his first recruit in his tenure and made it count, as he signed Ethan Savoy, the No. 1 ranked golfer in Louisiana, to a National Letter of Intent.

“We are very lucky to sign a player that is the caliber of Ethan,” Sliman stated of his first collegiate signee. “Living in the Acadiana area, I have watched Ethan grow as a junior golfer and I look forward to watching him grow and mature as a collegiate golfer.

“I think it is a testament to the golf program that we can bring in the No. 1 recruit in the state. UL golf has always prided itself on recruiting and developing local talent and Ethan is just another in the long line of exceptional golfers in the area.”

Savoy brings an impressive resume to the Cajuns’ golf team. He boasts a 0.4 USGA Handicap Index. Savoy averages 280 yards off the drive and hits an average of 16 greens in regulation. He is solid on the green, averaging just 30 putts per round.

He is a two-time Top 5 finisher in the Louisiana High School State Championships, winning the 4-A title as a sophomore.

The St. Thomas More product’s lowest round in competition is a 68 and he once had six birdies in competition with an additional eagle to his credit.

Savoy competed in four tournaments in 2008, finishing in the top five in each tournament with a pair of second place finishes. He posted a 69 in the 5-A High School State Championship at Frasch Park Golf Club in route to a second place finish. At the 5-A High School Regional Tournament at the Wetlands Golf Club, Savoy turned in a low round of 71 for his second Top 2 finish in as many tournaments.

In 2007, Savoy competed in four high school tournaments finishing first at the 4-A High School State Championship and second at the 4-A High School Regional Tournament and Audubon Golf Trail Tour. He also finished in the Top 10 in three of the five state tournaments he competed in. Savoy competed in three national tournaments in 2007 with a 25th place finish at the Southern Junior Amateur.

During 2006, Savoy competed in six high school tournaments, placing in the Top 5 in each competition. He captured two first place finishes to go along with five Top 5 finales in state tournaments. Savoy won the Gulf States PGA Junior Tour and the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour tournaments. Savoy captured a third place finish in his lone national tournament of 2006, at the American Junior Golf Association tournament.

Savoy competed in eight tournaments during the summer of 2008 with four Top 10 finishes and five rounds of par or better.