Last updated: May 03. 2014 12:31AM - 486 Views
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Jay Compton|Daily NewsBell County senior Dalton Burmmett signed Friday to play golf at Union College. Joining him at his signing ceremony were back row, from left: his uncle and First Tee instructor Donnie Caldwell, Kenny Gann, Union golf coach Tony Carruba, BCHS principal Richard Gambrel, BCHS golf coach Matt Gann and BCHS athletic director Steve Ely. Front row, from left: grand mother Doris Keene, mother Tammy Brummett, Dalton, father Charles Brummett and aunt Angela Caldwell.
Jay Compton|Daily NewsBell County senior Dalton Burmmett signed Friday to play golf at Union College. Joining him at his signing ceremony were back row, from left: his uncle and First Tee instructor Donnie Caldwell, Kenny Gann, Union golf coach Tony Carruba, BCHS principal Richard Gambrel, BCHS golf coach Matt Gann and BCHS athletic director Steve Ely. Front row, from left: grand mother Doris Keene, mother Tammy Brummett, Dalton, father Charles Brummett and aunt Angela Caldwell.
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Bell County senior Dalton Brummett signed on Friday to play golf at Union College.


Despite playing just one season of varsity golf for the Bobcats, Brummett quickly established himself as a leader on the team.


“I’ve watched Dalton play for quite a while,” Bell golf coach Matt Gann said. “He comes from a great family and he’s been involved in a great program at First Tee (Pine Mountain). I waited a long time to be able to coach him, he wanted to play other sports and last year he finally decided he wanted to play golf. I didn’t have high expectations, but he exceeded everything I thought was possible because of his work ethic.”


Brummett said he was looking forward to the chance to play golf at the collegiate level.


“This is going to be a great experience. I’ll get to play new courses and travel out of state to play a few times every year. I’m just looking forward to the whole college experience,” he said.


Union recently placed second at the Appalachian Athletic Conference spring championship, the Bulldogs’ highest finish ever. This was their first season under coach Tony Carruba.


Brummett plans to go into the medical field and become an RN. That’s one of the reasons he chose to attend Union.


“It’s close to home and I heard about the new medical facility they’ve got. Coach Tony showed me around and it was pretty interesting,” Burnett said


Gann added that Union will be getting a terrific person as well as a golfer.


“He works hard in the classroom and he was dedicated in practice and in our matches to being a leader,” the coach said. “The most important thing is that he’s a better person than he’ll ever be a golfer. It’s been an honor to coach him.”

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