Delhi’s Shubham Jaglan earned 2022-23 GCAA All-America Scholar honours while his University of South Florida Men’s Golf team has received President’s Special Recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) for having a team Grade Point Average ( GPA) in excess of 3.5.
Jaglan who was rated as a Junior Prodigy by winning the World Juniors as a pre teen, just completed his 2nd year at South Florida. He played 10 college tournaments, with three top-10 finishes, and helped his team win the Ross Collegiate Classic in May. In July, Jaglan shot 67-72-67-68 (6-under 274) to finish fourth in the Porter Cup, a tournament for the top 54 college golfers in USA.
To be eligible for GCAA All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically. In addition, they must participate in 50% of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at their college or university.
Shubham is one of the few Indian boys playing college golf in USA along with Krishnav Chopraa and Raghav Chugh. Unfortunately despite solid performances in USA, these boys seem to be losing out on international opportunities to be selected to play for India as they dont have IGU rankings.
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