Tim Sluiter, Top International Amateur, Signs With Trojans

Nov. 28, 2006

Tim Sluiter, a national team member of The Netherlands and a top international amateur, has signed a letter of intent with USC, director of golf Kurt Schuette announced on Wednesday (Nov. 22).

'Coach Chris Zambri and I are thrilled to add such a talented and experienced international competitor,' Schuette said. 'He has had success in Europe and around the world. He has demonstrated skill on a variety of golf courses and conditions. We feel this will add adaptability and versatility to our team.'

Sluiter helped guide The Netherlands to the team title at the 2006 World Team Championships earlier this fall in South Africa, winning the Eisenhower Trophy.

He won the 2006 Dutch National Strokeplay Championship in August, took the title of the 2006 RiverWoods Dutch Junior Open in July (setting a course record, 64, in the process) and won the 2006 Dutch National Championship (under 21) in June with a 72-hole 17-under.

Sluiter, who attends Thomas a Kempis High School in Zwolle, Netherlands, made the cut at the 2006 KLM Dutch Open, a European Tour event, placing 53rd.

A member of the NGF national team, he helped guide The Netherlands to the European Boys Championship (under 18) in July of 2005.

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