25 Nov 2021 | 04:58 | Golf
TAMPA, Oct. 16, 2021 – The No. 10-ranked USF men’s golf team will return to action Sunday and Monday in Vero Beach, Fla. after earning a fourth-place finish in their second action of the season at the Windon Memorial Classic.
The Bulls will battle on the par 72, 7,460-yard Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach. The golf course was designed by Tommy Fazio and Nick Price in 2002 and features multiple elevations and a Shinnecock-style clubhouse. The course has played host to numerous USGA and FSGA Championships and with the Atlantic Ocean just six miles away, the ocean winds are constant on the course.
The Bulls will enter as the highest ranked team in a field that includes No. 11 Kansas, N 24 Northwestern, No. 25 Indiana, Michigan State, Maryland, Boston College, Memphis, Kent State, Kansas City, Louisiana, Jacksonville, Miami (OH), Rutgers and Toledo.
The Bulls line up for the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational is junior Luke Gifford (Boca Raton), junior Albin Bergstrom (Falsterbo, Sweden), junior Ian Peng (Chang Hua, Taiwan), sophomore Run Youprayong (Bangkok, Thailand), and freshman Shubham Jaglan (Delhi, India). Competing individually at Quail Valley will be Chase Gullikson (Orlando).
The Bulls posted a total of 7-under-par at Windon Memorial, with Luke Gifford placing tied for third (6-under-par) and Albin Bergstrom finishing tied for 10th (3-under-par). Both Run Youprayong and Sam Nicholson (Atlantic Beach) also placed in the top 50 at the Windon Memorial earning T42 and T47 respectively.
Shubham Jaglan competed individually and placed tied for 63rd at the Windon Memorial as well.
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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