June 20, 2007
ATLANTA – Roberto Castro, a four-time All-American and four-time all-conference performer on Georgia Tech’s golf team who graduated in May, is striking out on his own this summer to try and make it as a professional golfer.
Throughout the course of the summer and fall, Georgia Tech fans will be able to follow Castro as he shares his experiences though a series of blogs which will be published on Ramblinwreck.com, Tech’s official athletics website.
Castro became a pro following Tech’s eighth-place finish in the NCAA Championship on June 2, and is spending the summer playing smaller tour events and attempting to Monday qualify for tournaments on the Nationwide and PGA Tours.
One of the nation’s outstanding amateur golfers as well as an outstanding student and leader, Castro is one of the most successful golfers in Tech’s tradition of outstanding players. The Alpharetta, Ga., native won this year’s Byron Nelson Award, given to the nation’s top senior golfer, is also a two-time Academic All-America and an Academic All-ACC selection.
During his student career, he served on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was active in the community, including Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity and the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive. He graduated May 5 with highest honor in Industrial Engineering.
He is one of four Tech recipients of the 2007 Weaver-James-Corrigan Post-Graduate Scholarship Award given by the ACC each year, and received the 2007 Total Person Award, the highest honor given by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association for excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and service.