The Paul twins of CU men’s golf have reunited for a final season together as Buffs. After taking a year off from CU to evaluate pro possibilities at home in Germany, Yannik Paul (Bus’17) planned to return to campus and rejoin twin brother Jeremy (Mgmt’17) as mainstays of the Buffs golf team.
Believed to be the first twins to play golf for CU, the brothers — the top-ranked amateurs in Germany — started as freshmen in 2013. After his year off, Yannik has two years of eligibility; this will be Jeremy’s final collegiate season.
Before starting their last hurrah in Boulder, the brothers got a taste of pro life over the summer and made a footnote in sports history: In June they became the first twins ever to play in the same European Tour event, the BMW International Open in Germany.
The twins were the only amateurs in the field, which included pros Sergio Garcia of Spain and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who won the tournament and went on to win the British Open.
Jeremy made the cut and finished at 2 over par and tied for 56th place. Yannik, who played in the same tournament in 2015, missed the cut this year.
“It’s a testament to Yannik and Jeremy’s ability,” CU golf coach Roy Edwards said of the twins’ role in the event.
The rest of the Buffs golf team also enjoyed an overseas jaunt last summer. Edwards and the team spent part of June practicing in Ireland while the twins were competing in Germany.
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