As a promising young player growing up in golf-crazy North Carolina, David Kocher had grown accustomed to teeing it up for his school. Every match, every year, from middle school through high school at Charlotte Christian.
So why should college be any different?
Only one problem: Kocher had to a find a school where he could realistically compete for that chance. Maryland men’s coach Jason Rodenhaver acknowledges now that Kocher, who wanted to follow his parents and his older brother by going to Penn State, “fell in our laps.”
Even after Kocher chose the Terps over North Carolina-Wilmington, there was no...