GRAFTON – Grafton High School’s Kolbe Kimbrew signed his letter of intent last week to continue is golf career at Fairmont State University. Kimbrew who was a standout on this year’s team that made a run at the state title will be headed to Fairmont this fall to major in Business Management.
Last season for GHS Kimbrew battled each match and would continually earn the low medal honors for the team and for the entire match. Kimbrew will take some special memories away from his time at GHS.
“Playing golf for the Bearcats was an honor,” said Kimbrew. “Senior year finally came around, and during the off season I put in some time in the gym to become stronger and become one of the top golfers in the State. We ended up going 17-1 on the regular season and I earned many low medalist honors all over the state. Plus we finally got to make the trip to Wheeling to play in the State tournament. Which was a completely honor to go with the rest of the qualifying team from Grafton,” he added.
GHS golf coach Lucas McCall had nothing but praise and well wishes for his star player.
“I am extremely proud of him and not surprised he is continuing his career into post secondary schooling,” said Coach McCall.” It’s very special to me because his sophomore year, the year he began getting serious about golf, was my first year as coach. I have been mentoring and coaching him since the start. It is bittersweet to see him leave, but I wish him the very best in all he does. I could not be more proud...he has come a long way. FSU is lucky to have him and he is just the kid a golf program needs to be successful,” McCall added.
Kimbrew is looking forward to playing at the next level, but he will never forget what got him there.
“In the fall of 2019 will be attending Fairmont State University to play golf and study Business Management while I am there,” said Kimbrew. “Playing High School golf was something I never saw myself doing, but now that I’m going to play collegiate golf. I’m pretty glad I started playing at GHS,” he added.
Playing for Grafton and going to states definitely opened another door for Kimbrew in the near future.
“I will be playing golf at Disney’s elite course June 25th and 26th where I will be playing in the National High School Golf Invitational. This event showcases the top 224 male golfers in the Nation. Finishing top honors in the State tournament allowed me to be invited to this prestigious event, and I am really looking forward to see how I compare to the other golfers,” he added.