“I took a visit up there and I just liked it a lot,” said Ochsenreiter, who also considered scholarship offers from Michigan, Elon, Vanderbilt and Belmont, among others. “It was a nice setting and it felt like it’d be a good fit for me. I knew once I committed I could go out there and focus more (on golf), have a little more fun with it and not worry about where I’d be going to college.”
Ochsenreiter, who moved to Nashville from Destin, Fla., prior to his sophomore year, is the reigning Division II-AA champion and the state’s fourth-ranked golfer in the class of 2016 according to Golfweek.
He edged Memphis University School’s Goodman Rudolph — the grandson of legendary Midstate golfer Mason Rudolph — in a sudden-death playoff at last fall’s TSSAA State Golf Championships at WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester.
“I’ve still got one more year of high school golf, and I definitely want to compete and try to win another (state championship),” Ochsenreiter said. “I can’t really look to far ahead to college yet.”