25 Nov 2021 | 04:56 | Golf
TAMPA, NOV. 11, 2021 – Head coach Steve Bradley welcomed another standout player to the Bulls’ defending American Athletic Conference champion men’s golf team on Thursday as the NCAA early signing period got under way.
The Bulls, who finished their fall campaign ranked No. 26 nationally by Golfstat, added another standout from Sweden as Nino Palmquist (Halmstad, Sweden), ranked No. 3 in the Swedish Under-18 Golf Rankings, joined current standout and defending AAC Champion Albin Bergstrom (Falsterbo, Sweden) on the USF team.
“We are very excited to welcome Nino to the Bulls,” Bradley said. “He is a very talented player that has competed at a high level and posted outstanding results on tough courses. He will be a tremendous fit in our team culture as we continue to pursue conference championships and top NCAA finishes.”
A member of the Swedish National Team, Palmquist is ranked No. 64 in the European Under-18 Golf Rankings and No. 3 in Sweden. He carries a 71.1 tournament scoring average after leading the Sweden team to a bronze medal finish at the 2021 European Boys Championship. He has posted one win and four top 10 finishes in the last three months on the Mastercard Swedish Golf Federation Tour and was the 2021 Swedish Junior Club Champion representing Ringenäs Golf Klubb.
USF is expected to add one more signee in the NCAA early period.
The Bulls have wrapped up their fall schedule and will return to action on Feb. 12-13 at the Gators Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.
About USF Men’s Golf
USF men’s golf program has captured 17 conference titles, including in 2021, and have seen players earn 19 All-America honors. The Bulls have won five of the last six American Athletic Conference Tournament championships in wire-to-wire fashion, winning four-consecutive from 2015-18. The Bulls have had four individual conference champions, including Albin Bergstrom in 2021, and gone on to earn eight straight NCAA Regionals appearances, including a 6th place finish in NCAA Championship match-play in 2015. USF is led by Steve Bradley, who has been named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year five times since taking over the program in 2014. The Bulls have posted 20 tournament wins under Bradley entering the 2021-22 season, by far the most under any coach in program history.
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