Jordan Spieth becomes the world’s second best amateur following victory in the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. Spieth swaps places with Walker Cup team mate Patrick Rodgers, who moves to world number three.
Spieth returned rounds of 65, 73 and a closing 67 for an 11-under-par 205 to breeze to an eight-shot victory over University of Texas team mate Dylan Frittelli. Spieth enters the record books for tying the lowest 54-hole total in the Isleworth event. However, his opening 65 set the competitive course record over the Isleworth course.
Julio Vegas finished joint sixth to give Texas a third consecutive win. Texas is the top ranked team in US college golf.
Rodgers began the final round in second spot but couldn’t put any heat on Spieth. Rodgers, who plays for Stanford University, closed with a 2-over-par 74.
Spieth’s win comes as no surprise considering how he began his collegiate career. He held leads in the final round of his first two tournaments but couldn’t hang on. He made it third time lucky on Tiger Woods’s home course.
Dominic Bozzelli and Johannes Veerman shared first place in the US Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia in Alpharetta, Georgia. Both players finished with a 6-under-par total of 210 to win by two shots over a group of five players that included world number one Patrick Cantlay.
Bozzelli, who plays for Auburn, moves into the world top 100 in 91st place, an improvement of 46 places. Texas A&M player Veerman improves his world ranking by 301 places to world number 114.
England’s Ben Taylor won the Otter Invitational to move inside the world top 100 into 94th place. It marks an improvement of 40 places for the Nova Southeastern player.
New Zealand’s Cecilia Cho solidifies her status as number two on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking with victory in the Grange Classic in her homeland. Only compatriot Lydia Ko sits above Cho on the world order.
South Africa’s Paula Reto moves inside the top 100 in this week’s WAGR table following her maiden win in US college golf.
Reto took first place in the Landfall Tradition event at the Country Club of Landfall's Jack Nicklaus Course in Wilmington, North Carolina to help Purdue take the team title. The Cape Town native returned rounds of 71, 77 and 70 for a three round total of 218, 2-over-par.
Reto improves her world status by 51 places, moving inside the world top 100 into 97th place. She is now one of eight South African players inside the world top 100.
Grace Na moves 19 places to world number 61 on this week’s WAGR table following victory in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder, Nevada. The Pepperdine player gave herself the best possible start with a 9-under-par 63 opening round. She closed with rounds of 72 and 74 for a 54-hole total of 209.
Na finished two shots ahead of Kayla Mortellaro. A final round of 75, 3-over-par, put paid to Mortellaro’s chances of taking the title. Her reward for her runner-up position is a move back into the top 20 on the WAGR table. The Idaho player moves six places to 19th.
France’s Perrine Delacour is the only player this week to move inside the world top 50. She improves her world ranking by three spots, moving to 49th place.