Season Golf Academy strongly encourages its young players to seek scholarships to the US. At the moment SGA has 6 players attending different colleges and universities there. We believe that college golf is the best option for a young player both from the perspective of the sport and for other areas of life. Over the past few weeks our college students have had some good rounds.
Kevin Jegers has adapted well to college life
Kevin Jegers, a 20-year-old Estonian, is a freshman at The Middle Tennessee State University. Due to Covid, he has only been in the States for a few months now.
Kevin tells that he has had some difficulties adapting to the time difference and the culture. “There’s a 8-hour time difference between Estonia and the States, and I was super jet-lagged for the first 2-3 weeks. All my teammates and coaches are extremely friendly and willing to help me with anything I need. That has helped me a lot in settling in. Regarding school and homework, it has been relatively easy so far. Covid is actually not that big over here at the moment. Covid did, however, affect our tournament schedule this semester. We had to play tournaments that were located close to us and they happened to be the weaker ones.”
On 19th – 21th of March Kevin played the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Golf Club in Statesboro, Georgia. His scores were 71, 75 and 72, which placed him T15 and best of his team. The competition also earned Kevin the Conference USA Golfer of the Week honour.
“Forest Heights is a very tricky course where you have to hit it to the right spots to shoot a good score. The first two days the weather was alright whereas the last round was extremely cold and rainy. It was my first college tournament round in bad weather but I managed to stay positive and play very well. Although we struggled as a team, my own game was decent all three rounds. A couple of mistakes here and there cost me a top 10 spot,” Kevin comments the competition.
AJ Lintunen’s solid performances continue
AJ Lintunen is a senior at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. After his second win of the season earlier in March, AJ played the Furman Intercollegiate in South Carolina at the end of the month. The team placed 3rd scoring +5 with AJ placing T14 with scores 76, 71, 69.
“We’re in the middle of spring storm season, so after the practice day there was a tornado warning and it rained all night. The course was super wet and soft, which made hitting fairways and greens crucial. We ended up finishing third just 4 shots back from the winning team. This tournament was a very interesting one for me. I hit the ball super well only missing 5 greens in 54 holes. I, however, struggled with putting and chipping. Now we have a two week break before we head to West Virginia to play at the Pete Dye golf club,” AJ tells.