Dayap, 19 and from Malaysia, has been at the Academy for one year because he wanted to take a gap year before college to train in a highly competitive environment where he knew he could improve.
Dayap started playing golf at the age of four when his grandparents took him to a driving range. It’s the challenge the sport brings that has kept him interested.
“I kept playing golf because of the challenge of everything,” said Dayap. “Every day you learn something about yourself.”
At BGGA Dayap learned from his coaches as well as the other junior golfers.
“Since being at BGGA, I’ve been more consistent,” said Dayap. “I’ve learned more about myself in the time I spent here. I’ve learned to solve problems by myself.”
His plans for golf are for the sport to take him through college and possibly to the professional ranks. He also looks forward to studying at York and the challenge of balancing being a student-athlete.
Nebraska is a long way from BGGA and there are things Dayap will miss.
“I’m going to miss this practice facility and weather,” said Dayap. “I’ll also miss my relationships with the coaches. You can go to them whenever you need.”
With all he’s learned in the past year, BGGA is confident Dayap will go on to succeed.