BGGA student-athlete Yuxuan (Daniel) Song signed with Lehigh University (DI) men’s golf team, chosen by Lehigh Head Coach Henry D’Alberto, currently in his 13th season as Lehigh’s head men’s golf coach.
Last season, D’Alberto’s Lehigh squad finished in the top two in four tournaments, including a win in the Lehigh Invitational, while his Mountain Hawks contended at the Patriot League Championship, ultimately finishing fourth.
Song, from Beijing, China, intends to major in business, engineering and computer science. With a GPA of 4.64, he is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of both the National Honor Society and Distinguished Scholar Program. He serves on the BGGA Ambassador Program.
Song is in his fourth year at BGGA. His scoring average is 75.2 with a +1.3 handicap. He’s played golf for nine years and has a strong long game. Song won the boys division at the IJGT’s Faldo Series Florida Championship in 2017 to qualify for the Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final. He posted a 9-under 207, besting the boys field by seven strokes, with rounds of 67, 74 and 66. Song’s strength showed on the par 5s as he was a combined 7 under on the par 5s through all three rounds.
Song finished 2ndat the 54 Hole Challenge at Celebration by HJGT competing against some of the best junior golfers in the country, T1 at the AJGA Judy Oppenheimer Memorial Junior Qualifier and also finished first at the Nicklaus Junior Championship.
“Congratulations Daniel on signing with Lehigh, said BGGA Senior Coach Nate Dougherty. “We are all proud of you for believing in yourself at all times and for being such a positive role model for the other students at BGGA. The journey was not always easy, but you set your standards very high, and your persistence and refusal to settle paid off. We wish you the best at Lehigh and look forward to helping you along the way.”