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Tech Talks: Roberto Castro

Presented by Cookout, Andy Demetra catches up with Tech golf All-American Roberto Castro.

All-America golfer Roberto Castro took some time during his hiatus from PGA Tour golf to chat with Voice of the Jackets Andy Demetra. Growing up in Alpharetta, Ga., Castro played at Tech from 2004-07, earning All-America recognition all four years, including first-team honors in 2005 and second-team honors in 2007. He won the Byron Nelson Award as the nation’s top graduating senior in 2007, and made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team all four years.

He was just as strong academically, graduating with honors from Tech in industrial engineering while being named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a junior and senior. He made the CoSIDA Academic All-America team, earned ACC Post-Graduate Scholarship Award, and was named a recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award following his graduation in 2007.

Twice a member of Team USA for the Arnold Palmer Cup (2005, 2006), Castro was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

He has played regularly on the PGA Tour since 2012, posting 12 top-10 finishes and earning more than $7.3 million. He has twice qualified for the season-ending Tour Championship (2013, 2016) at East Lake Golf Club.

Castro became the fourth Georgia Tech recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, given to the nation’s top graduating senior, and was a recipient of the NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award, in 2007.

 

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