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Badgers welcome four men’s golfers for 2024

Badgers welcome four men’s golfers for 2024

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin men’s golf head coach Michael Wilson announced on Wednesday that four new golfers — Charles Erlandson, William Harned, Drew Sacia and Jason Shwartz — have signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wisconsin. The talented student-athletes will join the Badgers roster beginning with the 2024-25 season.

“We are extremely excited about this class. We are bringing in four quality golfers, but also four high character individuals as well,” said Wilson. “This was the first class that we have truly been able to evaluate at the level that we want to as a program.

“These guys will replace a senior class that has had a lot of success on an individual and team level. We believe that they will be able to continue the success that we have had on the course and in the classroom. Since day one it has been important to me to evaluate our in-state talent and land the top players when applicable. I am really excited that we have been able to sign two players from our state. This class will have guys that will come in hungry and ready to play right of way. I think a lot can be said about our program that on a national level we were able to go into the Southeast and get two of the top players in the country. The future is bright for Wisconsin Badgers men’s golf.”

Charlie Erlandson

Madison, Wis.

Madison Memorial High School

Coach: Matt Hartman

Wilson on Charlie Erlandson: “Charlie is the first Wisconsin junior golfer that I watched play when I took the position at UW. He was leading the American Junior Golf Association event at Merrill Hills in July of 2021 after the first round. Although he did not win that event, he was on our radar. Charlie grew up wanting to be a Badger and although he was limited in his golf career, because of football duties I believe he will be a huge impact for us on the golf course. His athletic ability and leadership will be new for our program and I look forward to seeing him progress now that he will be able to play golf year-round. This will be the first time in my career that a freshman will be the longest hitter on our team, so that’s exciting to think about.”


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