High School Sports

Hilton Head Prep golfer Godshalk signs to play at St. Joseph's

When Tim Godshalk moved from the Philadelphia area to Hilton Head Island, the transplant came with the benefit of living in the perfect place to hone his golf game.

Now that golf game is sending him back to Philly.

The Hilton Head Prep senior signed a national letter of intent this week to play college golf at St. Joseph's next season. He said he will receive both academic and athletic scholarships.

Godshalk has been a standout for the Dolphins throughout his high school career and earned team MVP honors in 2008. This season, he finished in the top 10 at the Panther Invitational in Summerville, helping Prep take second place.

Name: Tim Godshalk

High school: Hilton Head Prep

Sport: Golf

High school coach: Butch Hirsch

College: St. Joseph's

Probable major: Marketing

Why St. Joseph's? "I chose St. Joseph's because of its great location in Philadelphia, as well as having a great reputation as a business school," Godshalk said. "Coach Bob Lynch is one of the most well-known and respected coaches in the Atlantic-10 Conference, and I will have access to some of the nicest courses in the state while playing Division I golf."

Other schools considered: Villanova, Richmond, Notre Dame, Davidson, University of Pennsylvania

Other high school sports played: Basketball

Accolades: SCISAA 3-AAA All-Region Team 2008, 2009; three top-five finishes in IJGT tournaments; three top-15 finishes in AJGA and SJGT tournaments; reached quarterfinals in 2010 Philadelphia Junior Boys Championship; seven top-25 finishes in AJGA, FCWT, IJGT and SJGT tournaments.