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Columbia Men's Golf BIO
Arjun Puri
Player Profile:
Arjun Puri 3111743
Year: Freshman
Hometown: New Delhi, India
High School: Heritage Academy, S.C.
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: High School

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2017 graduate of Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. … Heritage did not have a golf team … Competed for the Indian National Golf Team in 2013 and 2014 … Concluded junior year of high school with a 73.2 scoring average … Top score in a tournament was a six-under-par (70.68) at the 2016 IJGT Junior World Qualifier, held at Hilton Head Lakes … Advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship … Placed eighth in the 2016 AJGA E-Z-Go Vaughn Taylor Championship … Tied for 21st at the 2016 AJGA Davis Love Junior … Registered a 26th place finish at the Foley Performance Centre Eagles Dream Junior … Finished in 30th place at the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage … Tied for 46th place at the 2016 Jones Cup Junior Invitational … Placed eighth at the 2016 Junior PGA Sectional Qualifier Reunion Resort … Finished in fourth place at the 2015-16 IJGT Order of Merit … Finished in second place at the 2016 IJGT Junior World Qualifier at Hilton Head Lakes … Placed third at the 2016 IJGT Georgia Open at Savannah Harbor … Finished fourth in the 2015 IJGT Invitational at Harbour Town … Took fifth place at the IJGT Thanksgiving Day Classic … Won the 2016 HJGT Bluffton Shootout … Placed second at the 2016 HJGT Hilton Head Shootout … Also has competed in table tennis, soccer and cricket … Earned Scholar Athlete of the Year Award as a junior … Involved in a variety of community service activities including the North America Section Golf Special Olympics and on the PGA Tour at the 2016 RBC Heritage … Served as sports editor of his student newspaper.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Arjun Puri on March 27, 1999 in New Delhi, India … Son of Umang and Mona Puri … Hobbies and interests include guitar, keyboard and working out … Person in history he’d most like to meet: Bobby Jones … Chose Columbia because of its competitive NCAA Division I golf program, the coaching staff, top-notch facilities and presence in New York City … Chose Columbia over Yale, UNLV and Arizona … Enrolled at Columbia College … Intends to major in Economics.

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