Bussert, Montero Sign With Hawkeyes

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Tyler Bussert of Port Byron, Illinois, and Gonzalo Leal Montero of Seville, Spain, have signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Iowa next fall, UI men’s golf coach Tyler Stith announced Monday.
“Each of them brings something a little different to our team,” Stith said. “Together they will add character, a strong work ethic, and desire to win to our program.”
Tyler Bussert | 6’1”
Port Byron, Illinois
Riverdale High School

  • Won Illinois high school team and individual state championship as a senior, which was Riverdale’s first ever state championship in any sport
  • Runner-up in Illinois high school individual state championship as a junior
  • Two-time conference champion as a freshman and junior
  • Won Mid-American Junior Golf Tour at Harborside last summer
  • Finished third at the Midwest Junior Championship at Finkbine Golf Course last summer
  • Holds low nine-hole school record (30) and low 18-hole school record (66)
  • Varsity participant on high school basketball team since sophomore year
  • Tied for the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA
  • Intended major: biomedical sciences

Hear from Coach Stith: “Tyler is a local guy we’ve been following close for a couple of years. He is a proven winner and recently added an Illinois State Championship to his resume.”
Gonzalo Leal Montero | 5’11”
Seville, Spain
IES Ortega y Gasset

  • Placed second in U-18 Spanish International Championship in 2017
  • Placed ninth in Spanish Amateur Individual Championship in 2017
  • Silver medalist at 2017 European Boy’s Championship in 2017
  • Led high school team to second place finish at Spanish Absolute Interstates Championship in 2017
  • Led high school team to second place finish at U-16 Spanish Interstates Championship in 2016
  • Placed second in U-16 Spanish Individual Championship in 2014
  • Won U-14 Spanish Individual Championship in 2014
  • Career best round of 66 at Evian Championship Juniors Cup in 2014
  • Member of Real Club de Golf de Seville coached by José Carlos Gutiérrez

Hear from Coach Stith: “Gonzalo is a physically strong player with plenty of high level experience across Europe.  He has established himself as a regular for the Spanish U18 National team.”
The University of Iowa men’s golf team returns to action in the spring at the Big Ten Match Play Championships in Palm Coast, Florida, Feb. 9-10.