Indian Hills golfer Colin Pearson signs with the University of San Diego

Indian Hills golfer Colin Pearson is headed west to continue his education and golf career.

The IHCC sophomore today signed a letter of intent with the University of San Diego.

Pearson is coming off his best finish of the spring -- a runnerup effort in the Augustana Invitational last weekend.

He followed an opening-round one-over par 73 with a one-under 71 for a 144 total, just two strokes behind teammate and medalist George Trujillo.

"I'm happy for Colin," said Indian Hills coach Mike Hagen.

"He's worked hard over the last two years and has really matured as a player.

San Diego has a great golf program and Colin should continue to improve once he gets there."

Pearson, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, had three top-7 finishes as a freshman for the Warriors.

He was 5th at the Augustana Invitational, 6th at IHCC's Community Credit Union Fall Invite and 7th at the district meet last spring.

He is enjoying a solid spring campaign this year.

He had the low score for Indian Hills in the Beu/Mussatto Invitational and was tied for 11th overall.

Pearson was 6th at the Alabama A&M Classic. He tied for 36th in the opening meet in Texas.

During the fall season, Pearson was the most consistent golfer for the Warriors with a first-place finish and three others in the top 10.

He won the Newman Invitational in Wichita, tied for 8th at the John Logan Invite, tied for 3rd at the Fall Eagle Classic and was in a 7th-place tie in the NJCAA DI National Championship Preview at Spirit Hollow in Burlington, where the 2014 national tourney will be contested next month.

On Golfstat's Top 100 NJCAA Player Watch List, released last fall, Pearson was 36th, the best ranking for any Indian Hills player.

Courtesy IHCC