Former Nighthawks golfer Austin Sverdrup selected to World University Championships


Austin Sverdrup  (ERU)

Austin Sverdrup (ERU)

Embry-Riddle men’s golfer Austin Sverdrup (Ironwood Ridge) will be headed to France this summer to participate in the 16th World University Championships.

Sverdrup is one of three men selected to represent the United States at the tournament located in Brive, France. The tournament will host elite golfers from all over the world, 130 men and women in total representing 20 different countries. The competitors will be vying for four different titles during the tournament including an individual male champion, an individual female champion, and a men and women’s team championship.

The 2016 World University Championships represent the 27th edition of these competitions, which take place every two years in even-numbered years. They alternate with the summer and winter Universidad’s, which are organized in odd-numbered years.

The tournament will be taking place June 23-26 at Golf De Planchetorte, an 18 hole course that covers 5847m for Par 71. The tournament will consist of 4 rounds of stroke play, with 2 of the best of 3 scores each day for the team score. The United States will be represented by a men’s and women’s team.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent the United States in the World University Golf Championships,” Sverdrup said in a news release. “It will be a wonderful experience both sightseeing and playing golf in France. I am thankful to have been selected and look forward to a great trip.”


From news release.

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