Years 11 and 12 are always a little stressful, but for Matt Caulfield of Darch there was the added pressure of a much sought after University scholarship, for him to further develop in the game of golf, but also to continue his education. The US pathway was always one that Matt sought as he was drawn towards the College lifestyle with the added drawcard of competing against other top players, travelling around the US playing a game that he loves and one day hopes to turn into a career.
 Matt was part of Kingsway Christian College’s Golf Academy for the majority of his high schooling after making the move here to the West from Tasmania. He was awarded the Academy’s “Golfer of the Year” award for four years running.  In February 2017, Matt was pleased to announce and sign the letter of intent to join the “Mustangs” at Mount Mercy University of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 In Matt’s announcement to Kingsway he quotes:
“Can’t wait to make Mount Mercy my new home from August.  I can’t thank my family enough for their efforts in all of this, your guidance and effort has paid off. To NSR, all of my coaches and teachers, tutors, friends and extended family who have taught me so much about golf and life – Thank You.”
Mount Mercy is a Division One University in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics competing in other sports such as baseball, basketball, track and field and soccer.
 Matt closes by saying;
“I have the biggest 6 months ahead of me on the golf course and in the gym but I am looking forward to it and only getting better. I am so looking forward to being a Mustang.”