#IcelandicDuo

Alexander Gylfason and Petur Petursson

Alexander Gylfason
Age: 24
Current Residence: Virginia Beach, Va.
Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
College: University of North Carolina-Wilmington; Old Dominion University
Home Golf Course: Heron Ridge Golf Club, Virginia Beach, Va./ Reykjavik Golf Club, Reykjavik, Iceland
Profession: Professional Golfer, Founder, Speed Golf Iceland
Marital Status: Engaged

Petur Petursson
Age: 24
Current Residence: Reykjavik, Iceland
Hometown: Reykjavik, Iceland
College: Nicholls State University
Home Golf Course:
Profession: Professional Golfer
Marital Status: Single

At a Glance: On paper, Alexander Gylfason and Petur Petursson are the favorites. The close friends from Iceland were successful athletes in multiple sports growing up.  For Alexander, it was soccer: Three-time All-State selection in high school in Virginia; two-time member of the ESPN All-Rise Team in 2008-09; and played for a semipro Icelandic team – and took his soccer talents to the United States in the form of a soccer scholarship at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where he was a member of the Colonial Athletics Association conference champions his Freshman year.  For Petur, he was a renowned junior skier, winning multiple junior championship titles.  He also got hooked on golf at a young age and found immediate success in the junior ranks – competing in the U.S. Kids Junior World Championships at age 11, and at age 15 was the youngest golfer to be named to the Iceland International Team.

Petur graduated high school from the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and competed at both Coastal Carolina University and Nicholls State University.

Alexander and Petur met on the golf course while the two were in college, and have developed a close friendship over the years.  Following graduation, Petur has focused his energy on competing on the mini tours, and is currently playing in the Nordic Golf League in Sweden – a feeder tour to the European Tour.  Alexander is a professional golfer and founder of Speed Golf Iceland.  In 2014, he became the first Icelandic golfer to compete in the Speed Golf World Championships.

Speed golf is a focal point to being successful on Altered Course Montego Bay.  Which is why, at least on paper, Alexander and Petur just might be the team to beat.