I’m Diego. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa and I have a passion for golf. I would love to be granted a once in a lifetime opportunity to prove what I am capable of by competing and representing my college at the highest level of golf.
Following NCAA guidelines Diego’s GPA would convert to a 2.9 U.S. equivalent.
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What makes you different?
I am different because I don't hit the ball the furtherest, and I make sure I hit my greens and fairways. I am still relatively small built, and feel that as I continue to grow and get a bit bigger, I will see progress in distance and allowing myself to hit shorter irons in on most holes which will inevitably reduce my handicap. I am patiently waiting for myself to reach my peak where I can really start performing at a high level. I start and end every round with a positive attitude. I am determined to bounce back after bad holes. My focus is to try and get some red numbers after making a bogey. This shows my determination level and eagerness to excel is very high.
Why do you want to compete in college?
I want to compete in college golf because the United States have got facilities, colleges and grant phenomenal opportunities that many other countries fail to provide, which makes me see the United States as the perfect place to try become a professional golfer. I want to play college golf at a very high level so that I can one day have the opportunity to play golf as a professional and get my PGA tour card. Studying and playing golf, in my eyes, is the best way for me to come forward and achieve my dream.
Represent a division 1 college, with one day being able to be the college number 1 representative, travel and represent the college at the highest level tournaments and bring home the gold in tournament. I don't just want to be another player, I want to be a valuable asset to my college. At the same time I would like to further my studies and get a degree.
Anything else we should know?
I want to graduate with distinctions so that I can have a decent degree, but while doing so become a world class golfer that shows high potential on the grand stage of golf.