Merkel's Colton Hilburn commits to Texas State


MERKEL, Texas - Early signing period hit the nation on Wednesday, and with it - one Merkel senior golfer made his intentions known of where he ' ll attend college and continue his athletic career.

Colton Hilburn, a senior stand-out on the Badger golf team, has chosen to continue his career at Texas State next fall. Hilburn comes off a huge year on the high school level, finishing second at the UIL State tournament in May after winning a playoff.

Hilburn also won the AJGA West Texas Jr. Open earlier this summer, in addition to other top finishes in Junior golf tournaments.

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