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Athens, Georgia — Matilda Jonsson, who has led Sweden to second and third place in the last two European Women’s Team Championships, has signed a letter of intent to play golf in college for head coach Georgia Bulldogs. Josh Brewer Announced on Wednesday.

“I am very excited that Matilda has decided to become a bulldog,” said Brewer. I wasn’t sure. Hats off to (assistant coach).” Caroline WestrupShe really made the connections and helped show Matilda and her family the benefits of college not only from a golf perspective but also educationally. I was convinced it would be a good fit. “

Jonsson will begin classes at UGA in January 2023 as an intermediate registrant.

“Swedish golf has a long history of producing outstanding amateur and college golfers. The Swedish Golf Federation wanted to help her develop one of the best players before she turned professional. We’re thrilled to have people in our hands,” said Brewer.

A native of Degerfors, Sweden, Jonsson has 14 Top 10 and 19 Top 20 finishes in 28 World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) events since 2019. July 2019 event. Jonsson has been in the top five of the Swedish Golf Federation Teen’s Order of Merit on his Tour for two of the past four years. She was runner-up in her 2021 and 5th in 2019.

Earlier this year, Jonsson played her first tournament in the United States, competing in the Hilton Grand Vacations Anika Invitational at Orlando’s Eagle Creek Golf Club in January, finishing third in the elite field. She posted her 10-under 209 in Augusta 2022. Finished.

Jonsson has represented Sweden in the last two European Women’s Team Championships, including runner-up in 2020 and third place in 2021. Switzerland before falling to Germany in the championship match. Last year, after Sweden beat the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals and lost to Spain in the semifinals, Jonsson went 4-1 in match play before returning to top-ranked Denmark in the Consolation Final.

The University of Georgia has a long history of women’s college golf. The Bulldogs won four national titles, winning team his title in 2001 and producing individual medalists in 1981 (Terry Moody), 1984 (Cindy Schreyer) and 1992 (Vicky Götze). I’m here. Since 1979, Georgia has recorded 20 top 10 teams and 27 top 20 teams in the national championships. Individually, 34 bulldogs combined to win 60 national awards.

Georgia will begin play Friday morning in the 2022 NCAA Championship at the Greyhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Bulldogs advanced to the finals last week at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional where he finished third. Jenny Bae Candice Mahe finished second and third on the individual leaderboards. university of georgia athletics

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