BGGA senior Mashengjun “Francis” Li has committed to play college golf at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a NCAA Division III school.
Li, 18 and from China, has spent the past four years at BGGA honing his game in hopes of being recruited to play college golf. Those dreams have become a reality.
“BGGA has a totally developed process,” said Li. “BGGA has done a very good job leading me to college golf. The college placement team has helped me so much.”
Over the past four years, Li saw great improvements in his game and made BGGA his second home.
“I’ve improved every part of my game,” said Li. “At the beginning, I shot around 85 and sometimes even 90. Now, I shoot consistently in the 70s.”
The junior golfer from China took up the game at the age of 10 but really started to take it seriously two years later. It was at the end of his middle school year when he decided he wanted to train in the U.S. at BGGA. Golf is a game Francis loves and one he sees benefiting him in the future.
“Golf helps me to make more friends,” said Li. “It’s one of those sports I can really enjoy without worrying about injuries. I just want to keep golf as a skill and play in college. I think golf will help me a lot in the future.”
Li feels more prepared for college after spending four years as a student-athlete. He learned how to plan ahead and be self-reliant. He knows he’ll be ready for the environment at Rose-Hulman.
“Rose-Hulman has great academics,” said Li. “I personally like small schools. I want to be an engineer and it is the best fit for me.”
With his senior year coming to a close, Li will move on from BGGA, but it will always be his second home.
“I truly love everyone here. The staff and coaches made this a home for me.” said Li.