Bishops Gate Golf Academy (BGGA) student Mauricio Figueroa signed with DI University of Arkansas.

Figueroa, 17, is from Guadalajara, Mexico. He is the #2 overall ranked Mexican Junior Golfer. He is rated 24thon the Golfweek.com Boys Junior Class of 2019 ranking and 34thfor the Class of 2019 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Figueroa represented Mexico at the Toyota Junior World Cup and the Junior Americas Cup. He was a medalist the Toyota Junior World Cup Qualifier, shooting a 3-under 214 (77- 69-68), and finished 27th at the World Cup Championship shooting a 3-over 287 (69-69-77-72) to lead Mexico to a seventh-place finish. Figueroa placed t-17th at the Junior Americas Cup as Mexico finished second. He Won a United States Junior Amateur Championship qualifier and went on play at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., in the 71st U.S. Junior Amateur. Was 51st after stroke play and tied for 33rd after reaching the first round of match play.

On the AJGA Tour, placed 8th at the Billy Horschel Junior Championship, 12th at the Thunderbird International and 13th at the Justin Thomas Junior Championship. He claimed a runner-up finish at the Latin American Junior Classics. Playing in the Mexican Golf Federation, won the Copa Yucatan and placed second at the Junior Mexican National Championship.

Figueroa joins BGGA alumni and current Razorbacks Luis Garza and Julian Perico.

BGGA Senior Coach Manuel Bermudez said, “I’m so happy to see Mauricio perform as well as he has been doing outside of Mexico where he is ranked No. 2. It has been very impressive to see Mauricio become the player he is. University of Arkansas is getting a great player with a bright future, but more than that, they are getting an exceptional person.”

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