Males’s Golf Inks Two to NLIs – College of Minnesota Athletics

Men's Golf Inks Two to NLIs - University of Minnesota Athletics

Males’s Golf | 11/11/2020 3:34:00 PM

MINNEAPOLIS – Head coach Justin Smith has introduced the signing of two student-athletes to Nationwide Letters of Intent to hitch the Minnesota males’s golf program. Signing NLIs with the Golden Gophers are Eduardo Galdos and Bennett Swavely, who will each be a part of the staff for the 2021-22 season.

A local of Lima, Peru, Galdos attends San Pedro Excessive College. In accordance with the World Novice Golf Rankings, Galdos has 5 wins and 15 top-10 finishes over the past two years. In 2019 he claimed victories at Gira de Menores 1, Gira de Menores 2, Copa Alizana del Pacifico and Gira de Menores 4, whereas he gained Gira de Menores 3 this previous Could.

Galdos has competed in 5 skilled occasions, ending thirteenth or higher in all 4 Peru Golf Affiliation occasions he has competed in, together with second place on the Abierto #5 and third on the Abierta de Golf Mazda. He made his PGA Tour Latin America debut in October of 2019 on the Diners Membership Peru Open.

“Eduardo goes to make a big impact on Minnesota Golf,” assistant coach Matt Rachey mentioned. “He embodies our ‘Commit North’ tradition and might be an awesome slot in our program. Eduardo’s sport may be very regular and below management. He is a superb driver of the golf ball, one thing that Coach Smith and I worth vastly. His expertise of profitable big-time Worldwide tournaments is invaluable when making the transition to varsity golf. We all know he’s comfy touring and competing on the massive stage.

“Eduardo is an distinctive scholar within the classroom and demonstrates all the qualities of exhausting work that it requires to be a student-athlete on the Division I stage. He takes nice pleasure in his success at school, and we can not wait to see all that he accomplishes throughout this educational profession on the College of Minnesota. Eduardo comes from a tremendous household and we’re very excited to welcome the Galdos’ into the Gopher Golf group. We’re grateful for his or her belief in our teaching workers whereas navigating the unpredictable occasions of a pandemic. Coach Smith and I sit up for the longer term recollections with the Galdos household.”

Swavely is a local of Hudson, Wis., and competes at Hudson Excessive College the place he’s a two-time first staff All-Massive Rivers Convention participant and was an honorable point out all-state choice final yr. He helped his staff to a seventh-place end on the 2019 state match, the second greatest end in this system’s three journeys to the occasion.

In August of 2019 he gained the WSGA Junior Boys Championship with a three-shot victory, a match whose previous winners embrace PGA Tour veteran Steve Stricker and present Gopher Thomas Longbella. This previous September he claimed second on the CVGA Championship in Eau Claire, Wis.

“Bennett is an ideal match into our ‘Commit North’ mentality,” Smith mentioned. “He’ll carry a piece ethic and angle that may match proper into the identification of this system. Bennett’s want to be a Gopher was one thing we seen early on. He has the expertise, work ethic and angle to be nice in all elements of being a student-athlete at Minnesota. Ardour to be a Gopher is one thing we worth a lot in our future staff members. Bennett might be an ideal instance of how particular it’s to be a Gopher.

“We’re so excited to welcome Bennett and his whole household into our program. We imagine he may have such a big impact for us within the classroom, locally and on the course. We’re so excited to construct a tradition round Bennett to assist him obtain all of his targets whereas at Minnesota. He exudes the dedication to excellence we search for in all of our recruits; he has gained on the course at an especially excessive stage in addition to achieved a 3.65 GPA throughout his highschool years. We’re so excited to be part of Bennett’s improvement as a student-athlete at Minnesota.”

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