October 17, 2010

GETTING TO KNOW: SENIOR MARK JARGREN

RICHMOND, Va. -The VCU golf team will be wrapping up its fall schedule and it's been a tough one for the Rams, playing the 15th most challenging schedule in the nation.

Senior Mark Jargren's leadership is pivotal for a young Rams squad, and before he hit the links for the last time this fall, he caught up with VCU Athletics' student assistant Scott Wyant to let us know a little more about the Swedish native. 

SW: Why did you decide to come to VCU?
MJ: It's too cold to play golf in Sweden and I liked the guys on the team.

SW: What is the biggest difference between Sweden and the United States?
MJ: The size on meals and the people.

SW: When did you pick up a golf club for the first time?
MJ: When I was 5.

SW: Is there a golfer you try to model your game after?
MJ: No, but I like Graeme McDowell a lot.

SW: What is the greatest accomplishment of VCU career so far?
MJ: Winning conference my sophomore year.

SW: What is your goal for your final season?
MJ: To keep getting better and ultimately win conference.

SW: How did you spend your summer?
MJ: In the states, playing golf

SW: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
MJ: Play tennis.

QUICK HITS

Favorite movie: The Hangover.
Food: My Grandmas food.
Pre-Tournament meal: BIG Breakfast.
Place in Richmond: Short Pump
Vacation spot: The Alps
Sport (other than golf): Tennis
Favorite golf course: Pebble Beach
How long is the flight from Sweden to Richmond? 10 hours.

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