As another golf year comes to a close, there are exciting times ahead for a number of ProDreamUSA clients in 2022 and 2023 as they look forward to bright college futures.
Indeed, there are various notable placements for 2022 and 2023 to date, with real strength in depth across those signed up – including at high-profile NCAA D1 universities.
Overall, the strength of placements means it has been a record year for ProDreamUSA as we seek to provide talented amateur golfers with wonderful opportunities in the US. Read on for a full round-up…
Daniel Bullen, who won the inaugural ProDreamUSA Pollok Junior Masters after edging out Great Britain & Ireland Girls’ international Carmen Griffiths in June, is looking forward to the University of Oregon in 2022, a NCAA D1 university. The Auchterarder player further illustrated his potential in the summer when he was selected for the Great Britain and Ireland boys’ team to face the Continent of Europe in the Jacques Léglise Trophy in Sweden.
Another Scot, Archie Finnie, is heading for Northwestern University in Illinois where he will follow in the footsteps of Luke Donald, the former World No. 1 and European Ryder Cup stalwart. Finnie survived a late fightback from Ross Laird to win the Scottish Boys' Amateur Championship at Bruntsfield Links in July. The Royal Burgess player, who like Bullen was selected for the Jacques Léglise Trophy match, will also follow the same route at Northwestern as fellow ProDreamUSA client and an ex-Scottish Boys’ champion, Eric McIntosh.
Staying in the boys’ game, Hugh Adams has also signed up to the University of Oregon, but for the autumn of 2023. Adams is in the England Golf squad and enjoyed a consistent season featuring a number of top-10 finishes.
England U18s Champion and Home Internationalist Jenson Forrester will join fellow ProDreamUSA clients Ben Carberry and Josh McCabe at East Tennessee University, where Coach Jake Amos, himself a former NCAA National Champion, is looking to lead the Buccaneers towards similar success.
Ben Quick is heading for Cal Poly in California as he looks to further his golf and academic career. Quick is graduating from the University of Exeter – where he has been an integral member of the golf team playing student series events – and is going to the USA as a post graduate transfer. Quick won the U21 Faldo Midlands at Kedleston Park and the Welsh U21 Stroke Play at Whitchurch this year.
Within the girls’ game, Lottie Woad enjoyed a stand-out season and the Farnham member is gearing up for Florida State University in the fall of 2022. The 17-year-old claimed a double trophy success by winning both the girls’ and the women’s England Golf Order of Merit titles to underline her talent, while she was also a member of the winning England team at the girls’ Home Internationals. Lottie was the leading points scorer, winning all six of her matches, and the only player to do so.
Welsh girls standout and Millfield School senior Harriet Lockley has committed to join the fabled Crimson Tide at The University of Alabama, following in the footsteps of major champion Justin Thomas. As well as housing one of the top golf teams in the country, Harriet will no doubt be looking forward to watching the UAB football team in the 101,000 capacity Bryant Denny Stadium, on campus!
Charlotte Brook heads for Pepperdine University in California in 2023, another NCAA D1 university. Alice Webb goes to the University of Indianapolis in 2022, joining fellow ProDreamUSA client Ellen Caton in one of the strongest teams in NCAA D2.
Scotland’s Jennifer Lynagh will also chase her dreams at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. Jennifer has always wanted to study aviation and she has been placed by ProDreamUSA at the world’s top-ranked aviation university, starting in 2023.
Elsewhere, David Lally from Ireland is heading for Seton Hall University, while his countryman Cian O’Connor recently committed to join The University of Memphis.
England’s Sam Johnson and Joe Sykes are going to the University of Idaho later this year, whilst Lewis Beeden, runner-up in the ProDreamUSA Scottish Open at Longniddry in October, joins Davis & Elkins College in 2022, with Fynn Loewe and Oscar Land signed up to Wingate University in 2022.