In Week 45, the University of Iowa’s Vince India took the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate having fired a two-round, 10-under-par total of 132 before inclement weather forced Tuesday’s third and final round to be abandoned. India shot successive rounds of 66 on Monday at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas, to claim victory by two strokes from Texas A&M’s Conrad Shindler.
"I felt like I had a good swing Monday and felt really relaxed with my approach," said the senior, who enters the WAGR Top 50 after a 34-place ascent. "I stayed in the present, played hole by hole and shot by shot and was able to put two solid rounds together."
Across in South Carolina, Canadian Michael Young triumphed by two shots at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. The Longwood University senior signed for rounds of 70, 72 and 74 at Turtle Point Golf Course to finish on even-par 216, the only player not over par for the tournament. The victory marks Young's second career, collegiate success, and his fourth top-five finish this autumn.
Down in South Africa, Daniel van Tonder won the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship at Humewood Golf Club in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Van Tonder, who pays off a handicap of plus-four, recovered from an opening round of 77 with a 71 and a 69, to finish six clear of the field. He makes a two-place move to 36th in the world.
Finally, Esteban Aristizabal won the Southeastern Fire Invitational by a solitary stroke at Eaglebrooke Golf Club in Lakeland, Florida. A final round 71 gave the Colombian a tournament score of seven under par, enough to claim the victory and move up 760 places to WAGRank 510.
The USA’s Peter Uihlein remains the World Amateur Golf Ranking Number One.