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Joe Opitz ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Sentinel High School
  • Missoula, MT
  • Men's Golf
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Joe Opitz's Men's Golf Recruiting Profile
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
170
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
Golfer
18 Hole Average
72.7
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking
1561
Tournament Scoring Average
74.3
Handicap
+0.3

Personal Statement

My name is Joe Opitz, I am from Missoula, Montana and am currently a Junior at Sentinel High School. I played many sports early, but when I started golf at age 12, I begged my parents to let me play every day and in every tournament I could. That continues today. Golf is my passion. I have had a dramatic handicap progression each year (36+, 24, 11, 5, 3, and now 0) despite still playing other sports and taking winters off in Montana. I feel this highlights my potential in college when I can concentrate on golf year around. The advantage of starting later than most but still catching up is that I am nowhere near burned out, nor am I at a high risk for developing an overuse injury due to being too focused too young. My goal is to be a legitimate +3 by the end of next year (Senior year). In college, I want to compete for championships, both individually and as a team.

 My swing has been guided by Travis Olson, one of the best teachers in the nation (per Golf Digest). Travis is Director of Golf at Rock Creek Cattle Company, a top 100 course in the world. I feel the strength of my golf game is my coachability, length, short game, and ability to recover. I am known for my ability to forget bad shorts and refocus. My mottos are "Golf is a game of recovery" and "You can't make a comeback unless you’re behind." Finally, I am outgoing, have golf friends all over the state and region, keep a positive attitude, and provide encouragement and support for my teammates.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Area, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Conference, Top 5 at State. Won Missoula Invite (46 golfers)
  • Team Awards:
    First state championship for Sentinel since 1999., State Champs
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, Top 10 at state. Top 10 in all six meets., 1st Team All-Area, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    State 2nd Place, Conference Champs
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Area, Top 15 at state. Top 10 in most meets.
  • Team Awards:
    State 2nd Place

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Craig Matosich

Additional Sports

  • Basketball
  • F
  • 9 Years
  • Junior Varsity Team
  • Traveling AAU team starting in 3rd Grade. A captain of Freshman and Sophomore teams at Sentinel. Sometimes played the entire game on close games. Team went 17-1. This year, he should play JV and maybe some Varsity on a team that is favored to win the larg
  • Cross Country
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Second in Missoula County during Junior High (of 40 runners). This year, Sentinel won it's first state cross country title since 1984 with many of these same runners, four of which were All State. Joe was 22nd in a Regional (Mountain West) event in 8th gr
  • Track
  • F
  • 5 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Top 10 time in the State in the mile and top 20 time in the State in the 800 in 8th grade. Won six top 5 medals in the prestigious Missoula County Meet of Champions during in 7th and 8th. For high school, track was cancelled last year due to COVID.
  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Played on two State Championship teams. Can no longer play on the club team since it conflicts with Spring and early Summer golf.

Academics

Grades

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High School Information

High School:
Sentinel High School
State:
MONTANA
Phone:
(406) 728-2403

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra II, Honors Pre-Calc
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
No

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Academic All-State Golf
  • Award
    • Honor Roll every semester.
  • Activity
    • Spartan Ambassadors
  • Activity
    • Golf Coach for Zootown Youth Club
  • Activity
    • Basketball official for Zootown Youth Club
  • Activity
    • surfing
  • Activity
    • hiking
  • Activity
    • weightlifting
  • Activity
    • cross training.

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