Men's Golf

Gareth Steyn to transfer to Tech

Former conference freshman of the year joins Hokies for 2024-25

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech men's golf head coach Brian Sharp announced the addition of Gareth Steyn, a Georgia State transfer, Friday. Steyn, the 2021-22 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Gareth Steyn
Joondalup, Australia 
Georgia State

Georgia State: Second on the team in stroke average at 72.48, 13th-lowest in school history ... In eight events, he had one victory, two Top-10 finishes, and three Top-25 finishes ... Named Sun Belt Golfer of the Week after his one-stroke victory at the White Sands Bahamas Invitational, in which he fired a final round 65 (7-under). His victory earned him an exemption into the PGA TOUR's 2024 Puerto Rico Open ... Shot 71-73 (E) in the 2024 Puerto Rico Open including a stretch of three straight birdies in Round 2 ... Opened the season with a 66 in the second round of the Mirabel Maui Jim Intercollegiate, before matching that score in the second round of the USF Invitational ... Tied for fifth at the Wexford Intercollegiate, helping Georgia State to the team title, the Panthers first since the 2020-01 season. Had a hole-in-one in Round 1 … Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team.

Augusta: Led the team with a 73.73 stroke average ... Had a low-round 68 at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate ... Carded a 69 in the third round of the Notre Dame tournament ... Played in 10 tournaments and 30 rounds for Augusta ... Best finish was a tie for third at the Southland Conference Championship ... Named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year ... Named to Southland Conference Second Team.

High School: Attended Kingsway Christian College in Kingsway, Western Australia ... Graduated in 2020 ... Lettered in men's golf for six years ... Fourth-ranked Australian junior male (2019-20 season) ... Capel Junior Open Champion ... Wanneroo Junior Open Champion ... Lakelands Junior Open Champion ... Goldfields Junior Desert Classic Champion Geraldton ... Amatuer Open Champion.

Personal: Son of Marcus and Heloise Steyn ... Brother to Gwyneth ... Plans to study business.

Sharp on Steyn: "I am very happy to have Gareth join us in just a few weeks. He is a solid player and a proven winner with international experience who is going to contribute to the lineup right away. Gareth has a very calm demeanor and positive attitude and will be a terrific addition to our team."