Sam Houston State golfer Noah Steele was recently selected to represent Team Canada as part of the 2020 National Amateur squad.
Steele, a senior on this year’s team, is the defending Southland Conference champion. The Kingston, Ont. native finished 4th at the 2019 Ontario Men's Amateur Championship. He also won the opening tournament of the season for the Bearkats at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate.
“When I received the email about making the national team I couldn’t have been more excited,” Steele said. “It is something I have had in the back of my mind for a while and been working towards.”
This season, Steele has four top 10 finishes in five events for the Bearkats, including fourth place finishes in the Trinity Forest Invitational and the Bentwater Intercollegiate.
Steele is having his best season as a Bearkat, averaging 70.27 over his 15 competitive rounds of golf this fall. He is currently ranked No. 41 on the Golfstat individual rankings. He has a career 72.37 average in 37 rounds played.
The schedule for the national team isn’t set yet, but Steele expects to stay busy this summer. He has spent the week in Arizona training with the national team for the first time.
“Representing Canada is truly an honour,” Steele said. “There is something special about having your country flag on your chest. I am currently at our first training camp and putting on my first Team Canada hat, what a great feeling.”