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Firestone senior Patrick Schultz has signed to play golf and continue his academic careers at Malone University.
Schultz is set to play for Pioneers men’s golf Ken Hyland after putting together a standout career at Firestone. He will get partial athletic and academic scholarships to attend Malone, a Division II school.
Schultz was a four-year letter winner in golf for the Falcons and served as a team captain. He was a four-time All-City Series first-team selection and a member of three City Series championship teams over the past three seasons that went undefeated in league play.
“This was obviously the right step,” Schultz said. “Playing high school golf in the city, you dream of winning City Series championships, and you focus on state and things like that. . . . It is a privilege to continue my career and play collegiate golf. It feels great to represent Firestone and our golf program. It has been a dream of mine to play on the PGA Tour, and this will be a great experience. I will learn to how travel, grow as a player and compete against collegiate golfers.”
Schultz, who is 6-foot-2 and 150-pounds, has a 3.1 cumulative grade-point average and was a four-time All-City Academic Selection. He was voted Rookie of the Year as a freshman and team MVP, and has been the recipient of the Falcon and Leadership Awards. He plans to study Business at Malone.
“Patrick was a four-year starter for our varsity golf program,” Firestone coach Dave Milo said. “He came in freshman year at tryouts at Good Park and got a hole-in-one. You could just tell he was a special player. He loves to play golf. He and his father and his brother, they all love to play golf. He was always a leader.”