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French Connection Pays Big Dividends for ULM Golf

By Paul Letlow, Online Columnist

MONROE, La. – Only a few months remained before fall classes would start when young Guillaume Fanonnel reached a major decision.

The native of Lyon, France, wanted to play collegiate golf in the United States. But with so little time remaining and most programs set with their rosters, Fanonnel didn't find many options available.

"I didn't have many offers," Fanonnel said. "I got a few and ULM was the best opportunity I had. That was my best offer."

ULM Director of Golf Tim Baldwin was already planning to sign two French players in 2016 when he learned that Fanonnel was looking for a landing spot too.