Jensen's longtime playing career to continue

Bryan Veginski
Morton High School senior Jordan Jensen, second from left, signed May 16 with Elmhurst College, where he will play men's golf for the Bluejays. With Jensen in the MHS library were, in front, from left: his parents, Paula and Eric Jensen; second row: MHS boys golf head coach Jake Tierney.

The Elmhurst College men's golf team will have a distinct Morton flavor.

Morton High School senior Jordan Jensen became the second Potter athlete to join the NCAA Division-III school in Elmhurst when he made his declaration Thursday with the Bluejays.

"I'm excited to get up there and see what the next chapter brings," said Jensen.

The two-hour distance from home, the proximity to Chicago and Elmhurst's home course, Oak Brook Golf Club, were draws for Jensen.

"It separated itself because of the area and how nice it was and how big the campus was," said Jensen of other determining factors.

A golfer since he was introduced to the game at the age of 4, Jensen said he always wanted to have the chance to play collegiately.

Accuracy off the tee will be a focal point of Jensen's offseason preparations to join Bluejays head coach Jim Kurotsuchi's program.

Jensen said he can become a lot more developed player by hitting more fairways.

Jensen and former Morton teammate Kyle Brenkman will be roommates at Elmhurst.

"I will work as hard as I can between school and golf and have fun, most importantly," Jensen said.

Jensen was a two-year varsity regular for Morton boys golf head coach Jake Tierney.

He intends to major in accounting.