2018 FP Markets Race to the USA winner Barend Botha commits to the University of Toledo as a 2020 recruit
2018 FP Markets Race to the USA Winner Barend Botha has committed to Univeristy of Toledo on a scholarship. Barend is a 2020 recruit and will join up with his older brother NJ who will be travelling to Toledo later this year as a 2019 scholarship recruit. Despite receiving interest from numerous other NCAA Division 1 schools Barend chose to attend Toldeo due to the programme Coach Roope has in place. Speaking ahead of the thrid round of the SANLAM Cape Province Open Barend said "Coach Roope has really impressed me in the discussions that we have had. He is quite a hands on coach who is happy to provide me with the help and support I am going to need to play at the level I want to. So after much consideration and discussions with my family I came to the conclusion that Toledo would be the best option for me. So I am delighted to have committed to Coach Roope and Toledo."