Gavin Hall decided he just wasn't an LA kind of guy. The Pittsford golfing star, who picked UCLA after a lengthy recruting process, has chosen to leave the school after less than a semester and transfer for next year. Hall tells 13WHAM Sports that being out west turned out to not be the best fit for him and that being a lot closer to home will be a good thing. Hall will likely look to the South and is expected to be contacted by many of the schools that recruited him coming out of Pittsford Mendon High School.
After dominating against both local high school competition and top amatuer events in the Rochester area, Hall was given a sponsor's exemption at the PGA event at Turning Stone Casino. He also was chosen as a member of the Junior Ryder Cup team and competed against the some of the top junior players from around the world in the fall of 2012.
According to Golf Week Magazine, UCLA Coach Derek Freeman has granted Hall his release which would allow him to compete at another school next year. Golfweek quoted Freeman saying "We wish him (Hall) the best of luck. He's a great kind and I hope he does well"