What would appear to be a rather unconventional journey to play college golf – Feeding Hills, Mass., to Las Cruces, N.M. – really isn’t that at all, if you listen to Angela Garvin.
“I had talked to coach Danny Bowen back when I was 16,” said Garvin. “But at the time, I just didn’t think I was ready for a move cross-country.”
Instead, Garvin, back in 2019, kept her college aspirations a little closer to home – the University of Maryland. What unfolded was quite the adventure; however, much of it owed to pure happenstance.
Her freshman year (2019-20), of course, was pretty much wiped from the history books because of COVID-19. Her sophomore and junior seasons featured plenty of solid play, and the highlight to her senior year was a 71-72-71 effort for 2-under to get into a tie for seventh at the NCAA Regionals.
As it turns out, it was her final tournament for Maryland, because Garvin opted to go into the portal, and what came into focus was another view of New Mexico State. Only this time, the move cross-country made sense.