The George Washington University: Men's Golf

Thomas Blankvoort
Thomas Blankvoort

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

High School:
International School of The Hague

Last College:
Florida

Experience:
4V



Blankvoort was 1997 Dutch Schoolboy (High School) Champion and is in his fourth year as a starter at GW after transferring from the University of Florida where he red-shirted his freshman year. The team?s co-captain, he completed his undergraduate degree in International Business in December of 2000 and is well on the way to earning his MBA from GW. Blankvoort has become one of the premier players in the Northeast over the past couple of years. He averaged just over 72 during the 2001-2002 season. The Golfstat and Sagarin Computers ranked him in the Top 10 in NCAA Division I-Mid Atlantic Region and in the Top 300 nationally in both services. Thomas was named to the Golf Coaches Association of American Academic All-Scholar Team for the 2000-2001 and 2001-02 seasons. He was also named to the CoSIDA Region 2 All-Academic Team. Blankvoort was a member of the 3 Atlantic-10 All Academic Teams, has been Atlantic 10 Player-of-the-Week four times and was a member of the 2000-2001 and 2001-02 All-District II team. He currently holds the school record for starts at GW with 110. His 76.22 career scoring average ranks him 9th all-time. He led the team in scoring 52 times (1st all-time) and has 8 top 5 finishes, which is good for 2nd all-time. In April of 2002 Blankvoort tied the school record for low round and broke his own school record for strokes under par with a 66 in the first round of the Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational. Blankvoort would go on to win the title with a 141 total. He also won the 2001 GW Invitational by seven shots with rounds of 72-72 and was 2nd in 2002 with 72-74. He placed second in the 2001 Temple Owl Invitational with rounds of 73-69, 4th at the 2000 Rehoboth Beach Invitational with rounds of 77-72. He regularly plays an extensive summer schedule of prestigious Amateur events, earning invitations to such prestigious events as the Southeastern Amateur, the Troy Invitational (which he won in 2002), the Rice Planters Amateur (where he placed 12th in 2001), the Eastern Amateur, and the North-South Amateur (where he just missed advancing to match play in 2000.) Blankvoort was also Low Amateur at the 2001 Bangor (ME) Open, one of the premier Professional events in New England and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2002 Italian Amateur. Blankvoort is a huge soccer fan and follows his Dutch National team as well as Manchester United with equal vigor.

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