TWIN FALLS — Alex Dey is a self-professed golf rat.
He’s played since he was 5 years old, and his family owns a golf course just outside of Filer, where he can be found pretty much anytime the weather permits.
It was hardly a surprise that he would continue his golf career in college, and the Canyon Ridge senior made that official Monday, signing with the College of Idaho.
“The College of Idaho was my No. 1 choice. I didn’t want to go anywhere else,” said Dey, who transferred to Canyon Ridge from Filer and joined a formidable boys golf team. “It’s far enough away to be far but close enough to be close, and they have a really good golf team.”
That golf team will welcome in five freshmen in addition to Dey, and should figure to be in the
Dey’s scores have been shrinking over the golf season, putting him in good stead for the district and state tournaments. It’s also indicative of a player working to shave strokes from his game and get in prime playing mode at the right time.
On the course in college will be a refuge. Off the course will take more adjustment than on-course.
“Alex is the prime example of what we want. He’s a good golfer with good grades and good character. Looking at what we want in a player, he checks all the boxes,” College of Idaho coach John Bideganeta said. “We expect golfers to come in and be comfortable on the course. Off the course, just getting used to college life, can take some adjustment. We want to help put them in the best position possible to be ready for the spring (season).”