Texas native, Robby Evans is wrapping up his first college semester with successes in the classroom and most notably, on the golf course. The business finance major, broke two school records, the low single round and the low two day round, and was also named SCAC golfer athlete of the week because of his performance.
The success that many of the fall sports have seen this season is no doubt because of the effort that each athlete is bringing to their sport, but also because of the new blood that has been recruited. These new recruits are proving to be a huge asset to teams such as soccer and golf.
Freshman golfer Robby Evans is an example of the latter. The Texas native draws his love for the game from his family.
“I grew up as a member of a country club, and playing golf was always something that I could do with my dad and brother,” Evans said.
Evans did not play competitively until he was in 8th grade, but he did not feel a passion for the sport until he started playing in high school with his brother.
“I was on the same team as my brother, and he’s a great golfer, so that was a huge motivation for me, and [was the] driving factor that encouraged me to be the best player that I could be.”
During the fall season he broke two school records, the low single round and the low two day round, and was also named SCAC golfer of the week because of his performance.
Looking back on the day of the match, Evans said:
“[I remember] feeling confident. I wanted to go out there and win. I started off the day kind of slow, but then the putter started working and I started making some birdies and just didn’t look back. I was able to bounce back and finish strong and break both those records.”
He credits this feat to the hard work he’s put in, but also to the team’s dynamic.
“The dynamic has been great; we’ve been able to push each other and build off each other’s strengths. We’re constantly learning from each other.”
Evans does not only look to his family and team as motivation, but admires and strives to be like pro golfers Justin Leonard and Jordan Spieth.
His passion for the game is even found in his name. Evans has always gone by his middle name, Robert, but notes that his real name is actually Justin.
“I was named after the pro golfer, Justin Leonard,” Evans said.
Looking ahead, Evans hopes to win another tournament in the spring, and with players returning from Rome next semester, he looks forward to the achievements the team will make in the next season.