Gents Land Two International Golfers
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
SHREVEPORT-The Centenary men's golf team and head coach Emlyn Aubrey are pleased to announce that two international products in Jamie Gibson (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England) and Arni Sigurdsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) have accepted the institution's offer of admission and will join the Gents golf program this fall.

"I'm excited to have some international flair on our team and just ready to get this big freshmen class on campus and on the golf course. I know there will be some growing pains with so many rookies, but with our only upper classman [junior Jay Frazier] and me helping them adjust, we should be on our game pretty quickly," said Aubrey.

Jamie Gibson
Barnsley (England)
Prep School: Graduated from Penistone Grammar School in England ... Played golf for head coach John King, former head coach for PGA Tour player, Lee Westwood ... Represented Yorkshire Boys, Yorkshire Schoolboys and Sheffield Union teams ... Was a part of the Yorkshire and Sheffield Union junior team championships for Silkstone junior team ... Finished second in the Yorkshire Boys Championship in 2011 ... Was a second-place finisher in the Yorkshire Schoolboys Championship in 2009 ... Placed fifth in the Yorkshire Boys Championship ... Was the junior captain at Silkstone Golf Club in 2010 and Club Champion in 2011

Personal: Born August 18, 1993 in Barnsely, South Yorkshire, England ... Son of John and Louise Gibson ... Has one younger brother ... Is a geology major ... Has plans on pursuing golf professionally

Arni Sigurdsson
Reykjavik (Iceland)
Prep School: Graduated from Kvennaskolinn i Reykjavik School in Iceland ... Played golf for head coach Nokkvi Gunnarsson and basketball for Victor Finora ... Won the Styrktarmot Unglinga tournament in 2010 ... Placed fourth in Club Championship in 2010

Personal: Born October 22, 1991 in Iowa City, Iowa ... Now lives in Reykjavik, Iceland ... Son of Sigurdur S Sigurdsson and Agusta Dua Jonsdottir ... Has two siblings ... Is a biology major ... Has plans on continuing golf after graduation

Gibson and Sigurdsson join five other freshmen golfers for the 2011-12 season. The newcomer class is made up of Matthew Delaney (Shreveport, La), Andres Forese (Pleasant, NJ), John Sidery (Westfield, Ind), Hank Strickler (Chambersburg, Pa), Zander Winston (Colleyville, Texas), Gibson and Sigurdsson. The seven will be welcomed by the Gents only returner, junior Jay Frazier.

"I am really looking forward to seeing what these kids are capable of," said Aubrey.