ATLANTA (06/27/07) – Georgia State sophomore Mark Haastrup has announced he will forego his final two years of eligibility to join the professional ranks. Haastrup also made it known today he has chosen Hambric Stellar Sports, a division of Hambric Sports Management, to handle his global management marketing representation.
"Mark has been a wonderful student-athlete to coach and a great representative of
"We are excited about having Mark Haastrup as a client," stated Rocky Hambric, Haastrup's agent. "He has the tools physically and mentally to be a successful professional. We can't wait to get him started and watch his career develop."
Haastrup burst upon the collegiate scene after winning the prestigious Carpet Capital Collegiate as a
A two-time first team all-Colonial Athletic Association recipient and the CAA Rookie of the Year, Haastrup claimed a school single-season record three collegiate victories in 2005-06, including the TOPY Cup in Japan and the 2006 CAA Championships. He recorded top five finishes in 22 tournaments, and totaled top 20 places 12 times.
A member of two Palmer Cup European Teams, Haastrup has enjoyed a successful amateur career as well, winning the 2006 Danish National Championship and finishing 21st out of 208 international golfers at the World Am.
Haastrup completes his eligibility at
Fans can follow Haastrup's first professional event by logging onto www.europeantour.com.