St. Louis Catholic High School senior Collin Darby signed his national letter of intent to continue his golf career at the collegiate level Wednesday in a schoolwide ceremony in the Commons.

Darby signed with Spring Hill College in front of family, friends and students.  He said he is thrilled to be joining a university and a golf program that feels a great deal like St. Louis Catholic.

“I have a couple of former teammates who are over there right now (Connor Welsh and Andrew Castle),” Darby said.  “When I went to Spring Hill for my visit, I really liked the coach, and they really just brought me in.  They were talking to me and telling me everything they were doing, so I really just felt like a part of it.”

The Saints finished as Division II boys state runner-up in golf this past season, and Darby said he’s naturally hoping for a state championship to conclude his St. Louis Catholic career, which has built an incredible foundation for college.

“We play some great tournaments, so that’s always helped me,” Darby said.  “Coach Pat Neck is more of a friend than a coach.  Every trip is amazing – it’s something different every time.  It’s about more than golf.  This year I’m excited just to teach the freshmen and spend time with my other seniors.”