Sullivan South's Cayman Ratliff, shown with the Tennessee Junior Amateur trophy, has signed to play golf at ETSU.
JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State men’s golf coach Fred Warren announced on Nov. 21 that Sullivan South’s Cayman Ratliff had signed his national letter of intent to play for the Bucs next fall.
Ratliff won the 2013 Tennessee Junior Amateur. He is a three-time district and two-time regional champion. Ratliff also finished second at the Ridgefields Invitational and was fifth in the East Tennessee Amateur.
“I am delighted that Cayman will be joining our program,” said Warren. “He’s a proven winner and a high achiever on the golf course and in his studies.”
In 2012, Ratliff was named the Big 8 Conference player of the year. This past fall, he finished 12th in the TSSAA state golf tournament and led the Rebels to a runner-up finish in the state.
Ratliff has maintained a 4.0 grade-point-average at Sullivan South and plans to major in sports medicine at ETSU.
“There were many factors that went into deciding on ETSU,” said Ratliff. “I decided to become a Buccaneer because of coach Warren, the facilities, competitive schedule, team and also the fact that it’s close to home.”