Koschke announces signing of English golfer Sanjay Nithiyalingam

Koschke announces signing of English golfer Sanjay Nithiyalingam

PUEBLO, Colo. (November 29, 2017) Colorado State University-Pueblo Director of Golf Josh Koschke has announced that European golfer Sanjay Nithiyalingam will join the Pack for the 2018-19 season after inking his National Letter of Intent during the early signing period.

"Sanjay adds another very talented European player to our very deep roster of highly experienced players., "Koschke said. "He will gain very valuable advice and experience from our seniors and his fellow countrymen who have accomplished so much here at CSU-Pueblo. Sanjay has been very successful in competitive golf for many years and will only get better when he arrives to our strong program." 

Hailing from Peterborough, England Sanjay adds to the European talent currently on the ThunderWolves roster. Fraser Hughes (Jr., Newton Stewart, Scotland), Sam Barthram (Fr., Surrey, England), and Nathan McCann (Fr., Lurgan Armagh, Ireland) all joined the Pack in the 2017-18.

Nithiyalingam was a member of the Lincolnshire County U18, U16 & U14 Squad as well as the England U16 Regional Squad. He had a Top 3 finish at the 2017 25th Junior European Open and was the winner of the Men's Burghley Park Club Championship in 2017, beating the rest of the field by 11 shots. 

Early in his career, Nithiyalingam recorded a top 10 finish at the 2014 Scottish U14 Boys Championship. He also posted a top three finish at the North of England U14 Championship.

This year alone Nithiyalingam placed in the top five at the Northamptonshire County Championships,  the Lincolnshire County Jennings & Peggoty Cup, the Lincolnshire County Boys Championships, Midland Regional Poacher Amateur Championships, County Woodrofe Walter Trophies, and the County Les Johnson Trophies.

In 2016, Nithiyalingam won the Northamptonshire Junior League. He also recorded a top 10 finish at County President's Cup. Nithiyalingam took first at the Lincolnshire County Les Johnson Trophy and the County Woodrofe Walter Trophy.

"I look for Sanjay to compete for a spot early and often next year on a very senior deep team," Koschke said. "Sanjay is a very hard worker and committed to pushing himself as hard as possible to be successful at this level. I am very happy to add such a great young man from a very supportive and caring family to our program, he will do great things here at CSU-Pueblo."

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.