My name is Luke Akerman and live in South Africa. I am 18 years old and am wanting to play golf and study in America in 2024. I am passionate about the game and have a good work ethic. I am keen to expose myself to a different culture and lifestyle. I’m strong off the tee and my putting is solid. I enjoy working on the technical aspects of my swing.
2023 Premier League matchplay golf (Representing Victoria Golf Club)
2022 KZN U19A Provincial team (State)
2022 KZN U19A high school team (To play at SA Schools Champs) - Provincial (State)
2021 - 2023 First Golf Team High School
2021 - 2023 KZN Inland Golf Team
2022 KZN Invitational Development Team
- 10 September: Martizburg College Match Play Champion: Shot 73
- 13 August: South African u19 School KZN Team Selection: Shot 71 , Came Second (Will play in the National tournament in October this year)
- July 2023 South African Schools Champs: Round 1 : 73
- 13 July 2023 KZN Junior Championships - Semifinals - Matchplay Competition
- 10 July 2023 KZN Junior Champs (State) - 73
- July 2023 7th junior provincial ranking (State)
- July 2023 Purtell Trophy (71) - 2nd place
- July 2023 Alfred County Champs (73) - 3rd place
- June 2023 BSI Junior Championship (69) - 2nd place
- June 2023 Nomads Trophy (72 & 71) - 1st place
- May 2023 Runner up Club Championships Matchplay
- April 2023 Won Stroke Play Club Championships(73 & 69)
- 2022 Won the Cameron Murray junior boys tournament at Kloof CC (73)
- 2022 :3rd in the South Coast champs (KZNGU) (75 79 75)
- 2022 South African High School National Tournament (17th) (74, 77, 74, 75)
- 2022 High School Strokeplay Champion (Level Par)
- 2022 High School Matchplay Champion (4 & 3 in the final)
- 2022 Bushveld Tour (73 & 71)
- 2022 South Coast Champs - KZN (75 & 74)
- 2022 SA Boys (80 & 73)
- 2022 April Runner up Stroke Play Club Championships (146)
Additional sporting info
Played field hokey, tennis and cricket at a competitive (A team/provincial) level
Won the Cameron Murray junior boys tournament at Kloof CC in January 2022 (73)
July 2023 Purtell Trophy (71) - 2nd place
June 2023 BSI Junior Championship (69) - 2nd place
June 2023 Nomads Trophy (72 & 71) - 1st place
Won the Club Championships in April 2023 (73 & 69)
Invited to represent KZN Invitational Development Team - 2022
Representing KZN Schools team (provincial) at SA High Schools tournament - August 2022
KZN U19A high school team (To play at SA Schools Champs) - Provincial
Shot 68 at the Affies Interschool challenge
What makes you different?
I am a perfectionist and work hard at the technical aspect of my swing. I am passionate about the game and thrive under tournament pressure. I am disciplined about my practice regime and work with a lot of intensity and concentration. I have a supportive family who understands my obsession of golf.
I am able to put things into perspective and identify my weaknesses so that I can turn them into strengths.
Why do you want to compete in college?
I enjoy playing tournaments and I would ideally like to join a division 1 or 2 College. I like to extend myself and see progress.
Play golf at Division 1 or 2 College
Meet other similar-minded golfers
Obtain a degree in Business
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