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IMG Academy alumni Mario Beltran and Esteban Castro lighting up the links in Division-II

Barry University Athletics
Mario Beltran is one of two IMG Academy alumni dominating the Division-II links this season, joining fellow classmate Esteban Castro as individual title winners

Two recent IMG Academy Golf alumni, true freshman and Class of 2013 graduates, are dominating the links in Division-II. First to make a splash was Mario Beltran. The Valencia, Spain native made waves through October when he won the individual title in back-to-back appearances for the Buccaneers. The first title came at the Guy Harvey Invitational in Palm Beach Springs, Fla., October 7-8. Beltran tied with teammate Adam Svensson for individual honors at five-under 211, and they led the team to the overall team title. In Beltran’s next appearance at the Otter Invitational, he carded a five-under 211 to once again take the individual title, and a team runner-up finish. Barry is currently ranked No. 4 overall in Division-II.

Meanwhile, Beltran's former classmate, fellow member of the Class of 2013, Esteban Castro, put on a clinic for the University of West Florida Argos at the ASU Fall Beach Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala., Nov. 3-5. A native of Bogota Colombia, Castro finished with a six-under 210 to secure the individual title. As a team, his effort helped the currently No. 1 ranked Argos finish eight strokes ahead of second-place Louisiana-Lafayette, with a combined four-over 868 total. 

According to the latest Golfstat Division-II rankings, Beltran and Castro are already among the top-50 players in the nation, coming in at No. 31 and 43, respectively. 

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