CLEMSON, S.C. — Head Coach Jordan Byrd announced the addition of Will Baker (Statham, Ga./Prince Avenue Christian School) on Wednesday. Baker signed a letter of intent to play for the Tigers beginning in the fall of 2023.
“Will Baker will add so much more to our team than his very accomplished golf resume,” said Byrd. “Will is a fun-loving young man with a huge smile that enjoys life, but loves any competition. Others are drawn to him and will be an absolute joy to coach. Will has a big-time game and is an outstanding putter. He is only scratching the surface of how good he can be, but the best attribute will be his attitude about life and golf. He will add to our culture and make everyone around him better.”
Baker has previously been a two-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) champion, including the 2021 Carolina Trace Open champion. He has also been named a Harold Varner III Foundation Junior All-Star. He finished top five at the Bobby Chapman Invitational and took a top 10 finish at the Team TaylorMade Invitational.
Baker was one of six high schoolers to play in the 2022 U.S. Amateur Championship. He led his high school to back-to-back state championships in 2021 and 2022. Baker was ranked as the 66th best player in the country.