Harry Watkins

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Golf
March 19, 2000

About Athlete

I am a graduate of Porthcawl Comprehensive School in South Wales and currently on a gap year with the role as a full-time golfer.

GPA

Following NCAA guidelines Harry’s GPA would convert to a 3.83 U.S. equivalent.

SAT Total Score
SAT: 1150
Championships

Current handicap: 0.1

Lowest round of 67 (-4) at Royal Portrush in the Ulster Boys Championship 2018

2018 Average Score to CSS is +1.85

Last 4 tournaments average is -0.4

2016

• Captained the Glamorgan County U16 team to win the U16 Channel League

• Highest Point scorer in the Glamorgan U16 team - 8.5 out of possible 12

2018

• 15th South Wales Boys Strokeplay Championship

• 13th Wales Boys Strokeplay Championship

• T42 Welsh Amateur

• 2nd Glamorgan County U18 Strokeplay Championship

• 2nd Glamorgan County U18 Matchplay Championship

• T7 West of England U18 Boys Championship

• T11 Ulster Boys Championship with lowest score to par in the first round (-4)

• Captained the Glamorgan County U18 team to win the Severnside Trophy, and runners up in the Channel League

What makes you different?

After my shoulder operation caused by diagnosis of epilepsy in 2017, my golf was put on hold for 7 months. At the time the easiest option would have been to stop playing competitively and to focus on my studies. However, I was determined to not give up pursuing my dream and I powered through rehabilitation and changed my lifestyle to manage my epilepsy to allow me to chase my dream of competing at the highest level on tour. The thing that makes me different is I understand that the only thing stopping me from achieving my dreams is me, I have made many sacrifices to get to where I am now and no matter how many set-backs I may face I know in myself that I can get through them and still beat the guys who haven't had to go through them.

Why do you want to compete in college?

Through research I have identified, 90% of PGA tour and 60% of European tour players have attended colleges in America. Attending a College in America, will play an integral part in helping me achieve my ambition of not only playing on the PGA tour but becoming a winner on the PGA tour. The evidence is in the statistics that these colleges help make players play on tour and most importantly successful on tour. I am willing to do all in my power that will help me achieve my objective and I strongly believe that going to a US college will give me a much greater chance of seeing this objective out.

College Goals?

To be a vital asset in my team winning many national tournaments and making it the most successful that team has had in recent years. Also, to get a coherent relationship between my academic studies and my training so that I can maximise my opportunities after college, and to give me the best chances I can get in being successful in as many fields as I can be. Finally to integrate into the college meeting new people and learning new experiences of these people that I can call life long friends in the future.

Anything else we should know?

To have a successful college career which will lead on to my greater ambition of being a regular tour player and to eventually win on the PGA tour.

I'm not sure what's nicer holing a 40ft clutch putt or catching a raw stinger on ProTracer.

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