Winning Week 2’s New Year’s Invitational at Florida’s St Petersburg Country Club was Oklahoma State freshman, Peter Uihlein. A past winner of the American Junior Golf Association Rolex Player of the Year, Uihlein carded a final round 68 (4 under-par) to finish 10 under and take the title by three strokes. The American ascends 55 places as a result of his victory and is now WAGRanked 160.
Following suit in Chile at the Abierto Club de Golf Cachagua was Nicolas Geyger, a senior at the University of Tulsa. The Chilean shot a three-round total of 215 to win by four shots from compatriot Hector Beck who jumps 500 places and enters the Top 1000 on the back of this result. Geyger, Chile’s number two amateur, also makes good progress up the WAGRankings advancing 13 places to WAGRank 73.
Elsewhere, Auckland schoolboy, Tom Cardno, emulated fellow Kiwi amateur and WAGR number one, Danny Lee, by winning the New Zealand U-23 championship. Cardno took the title by two shots after an excellent third-round 68 (4 under-par) at Hastings Golf Club, located in the Hawke’s Bay region of the North Island. The previously unranked sixteen year-old enters WAGR at number 1858.
Completing Week 2’s Roll of Honour was Venezuela’s Pascal Cicenia who won the Torneo Amateur FVG No 1. Cicenia begins his WAGR career at number 2206.