WILSON FURR LATEST TO SIGN FOR ROCKSPORTS
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U.S. OPEN PARTICIPANT, FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA STANDOUT WILSON FURR SIGNS WITH ROCK SPORTS GROUP
FREDERICA GOLF CLUB, ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA – Fresh off qualifying for the 121st U.S. Open Championship, former University of Alabama star Wilson Furr has signed with Rock Sports Group for management of his professional career.
The 22-year-old from Jackson, Mississippi, shot 67-70 on Monday to tie for medalist honors at the 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier at Long Cove Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina. He will be one of 156 participants in the U.S. Open next week at Torrey Pines outside San Diego.
“I can’t think of a better place to start my professional career than playing at Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open,” Furr said. “I’m so excited to get out there and start it all off right. I also want to thank Rock Sports Group for all their help and support.”
Furr turned professional earlier this month after a stellar amateur career. Last year at the U.S. Amateur at Bandon Dunes, he recorded 11 birdies to shoot a second-round 62 and become medalist by two shots. Furr was also a first-team All-SEC selection this year for the Crimson Tide, a three-time recipient of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and the Mississippi State Amateur champion in 2015 and 2018.
In total, Furr played in 36 tournaments and 107 rounds during his illustrious career at Alabama.
“We are always interested in partnering with great golfing talents and great people, and Wilson Furr absolutely checks both of those boxes,” said Mac Barnhardt, president of
Rock Sports Group. “Wilson has huge potential and we’re honored to be along for the ride.”
About Rock Sports Group
With over 40 years of experience managing lives of professional athletes worldwide, Rock Sports Group was established by Mac Barnhardt to help athletes achieve their goals in both sports and life. Rock Sports Group believes that elite athletes are not machines, they’re not assets to be leveraged or exploited. They’re phenomenally talented individuals who must be encouraged, advised and supported so that they can be the best they can be and realize their dreams. Being a professional athlete can bring great prosperity, but prosperity is more than just financial. A well-executed legacy in both sports and life is what Rock Sports Group aims to deliver.
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