SALT LAKE CITY – University of Utah men’s golf head coach Garrett Clegg announced the signing of Montana native Kade McDonough and Washington’s Rex Wilson, both of whom inked National Letters of Intent with the Utes on Wednesday.
Kade McDonough – Missoula, Montana – Sentinel High School
McDonough got his high school career off to a phenomenal start by capturing an individual state title and helping his team take the state championship during his freshman year. His list of victories also include back-to-back and Schwartz Cup titles adn the 2023 Montana state match play and four-play championships. McDonough finished in the top 10 at the junior America’s Cup as well while posting the lowest round in the competition and participating at the junior Orange Bowl. He’s also honed his skills by playing on the American Junior Golf Association tour. McDonough lettered in basketball as well as golf at Sentinel High School.
“We are excited to add Kade to the 2024 class,” said Clegg. “He is an outstanding athlete and golfer and comes to us as the top ranked player in the state of Montana. He has had an outstanding career of amateur and junior golf to this point in his home state and he is an explosive golfer who is not afraid to shoot low scores. That was highlighted by his final round 63 at this summer’s Junior Americas Cup. We are confident Kade will arrive on campus next fall and make a positive impact on our program from day one!”
Kade is the son of Brenna and Kurt McDonough and has one sibling, Karson.
Rex Wilson – Burlington, Wa. – Burlington-Edison High School
In Wilson, the Utes are getting another golfer who helped his team attain championship status. During his time at Burlington-Edison High School, he led the Tigers to two state titles and one district championship, while his individual win total eclipsed double-digits. He nearly added another victory to his total at the Bill Egbers Memorial Golf Tournament, one of the most competitive events in Washington, where Wilson took fourth. He accomplished these feats on the golf course while also achieving all-conference status on the basketball court for the Tigers.
“Rex will sign today,” said Clegg, “but is planning on serving an LDS mission and joining the golf program in the fall of 2026. He is another multi-sport athlete who brings…