Centerville’s Kaleb Cochran signed his letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his education and golfing career at Southeastern Community College in West Burlington.
Cochran was an individual state qualifier his sophomore year after shooting a 74, which was good enough for second place at the district tournament. That year he had an 18-hole average of 78.63 and shot a career-low 73.
He would then be Centerville’s low scorer his next two years with an 18-hole average of 82 as a junior and 77.5 this past season as a senior. Cochran also helped Centerville to a pair of South Central Conference titles in his four-year tenure.
Centerville made it districts but once again fell short of state this year. That didn’t stop Cochran from finishing his year at a state event for third straight year as he competed in the State Co-ed Golf Tournament with Elizabeth Meng. The two would finish in a tie for 14th with an 85, just three shots off a medal for 10th place.
Southeastern’s golf team is led by head coach Mike Swink. Cochran will help replace former Big Red Colton Belloma, who has spent the last two years as a part of the Southeastern boys golf team.