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Men’s Golf Adds Two All-Conference Transfers to Roster

Men’s Golf Adds Two All-Conference Transfers to Roster

University of Missouri men’s golf added a pair of All-Atlantic 10 golfers from VCU on Thursday, signing Mattias Varjun and Veikka Viskari to the 2024-25 roster.

The duo helped lead the Rams to the 2024 Atlantic 10 title – the program’s first in five years – as they both placed in the top 10 at the conference championship and earned all-conference accolades. VCU also advanced to the NCAA Championship in 2024 with both golfers finishing 34th at the regional in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Varjun is a two-time selection to the All-Atlantic 10 Team and has one year of eligibility remaining, while Viskari earned the honor in his first collegiate season and has three years of eligibility remaining.

“Mattias and Veikka are great additions to our program,” said Missouri head coach Glen Millican. “They both come to Mizzou with experience and success that will make an immediate impact on our program. We look forward to them joining us in August and believe they will thrive in Columbia with Mizzou Golf!”

Mattias Varjun • Tallinn, Estonia

• Named to the All-Atlantic 10 Team in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

• Posted a career-best 72.22 stroke average as a senior this past season.

• Registered six top-10 individual performances in his two years with the Rams, highlighted by placing ninth at the 2024 Atlantic 10 Championship.

• Played two seasons at Middle Tennessee State (2019-20 and 2021-22) with an overall 72.65 stroke average during his four seasons of collegiate golf.

• Won the Estonian Match Play Championship in 2019 and 2022, while claiming the country’s stroke play title in 20212.

Veikka Viskari • Vierumäki, Finland

• Earned All-Atlantic 10 accolades in his rookie collegiate season of 2023-24.

• Posted a 72.22 stroke average in 12 tournaments and 36 rounds of play.

• Finished seventh at the Atlantic 10 Championship, helping the Rams to the team title.

• Overall, collected five individual top-10 finishes as a freshman.

• Won the 2022 Finnish U21 National Stroke Play title as well as the 2020 Finnish U18 Match Play Championship.

Varjun and Viskari are set to join a Mizzou program that has earned a bid to the last three NCAA Championships – a first for the program in its history.


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