Charlotte golf has added two to the squad for the 2014-15 campaign, as Nicolas Manifacier and Tyler Young have signed National Letters of Intent with the 49ers in the early signing period. Head coach Ryan Cabbage is in the middle of his third season at the helm of the program, as the school attempts to extend its record by gaining entry to its tenth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance.
Manifacier hails from Cabries, France and has competed as a member of the Boy’s French National Team, which he has been a member of since the fall of 2011. In May of 2012, he joined the Men’s French National Team in competition against England. He was selected to the U18 European Continental Team to compete for the Jacques Leglise Trophy in Wales this past August. Manifacier has landed numerous Top 20 results all over Europe and South Africa and claimed the prestigious Doral Junior Golf Classic in 2011. He has been ranked as high as 371st in the World Amateur golf rankings as of earlier this summer. He attends Lycee Audiberti in Antibes Juan les Pins.
Young, out of Kennesaw, Ga., is a member of the Mount Paran Christian School Eagles squad that was region champions the past two seasons after a regional runner-up finish in 2011. The Eagles were ranked fourth in Georgia this past spring after a ranking of fifth in 2012 and tenth in 2011. Young recently captured a tournament victory at the Beth Daniel Azalea golf tournament in John’s Island, S.C. in August. Young placed seventh in the 2011 Georgia State Junior Tournament and was tenth in 2012 and is the reigning Cobb County Player of the Year. He is also a three-time Honor Roll student.
“We are very excited to have Tyler and Nicolas joining our program next year,” said head coach Ryan Cabbage. “Both have had wonderful Junior and Amateur careers up to this point and I look for both to be tremendous college players for us here at Charlotte. They will be great additions to our team as we continue to build on the past, present and future successes of our program.”
The 49ers continue their season with five more scheduled spring tournaments before the Conference USA Championships next April 27-29 in Oklahoma. Charlotte’s next event is the Bayou City Intercollegiate in Humble, Texas, which starts on February 21, 2014.