Corbin Mills moves into the top 10 of this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to an impressive maiden win on the US college circuit.
Mills, who warmed up for his junior year at Clemson University by winning the US Public Links and Players Amateur Championships this summer, posted three rounds in the 60s to win the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Course in Birmingham, Alabama.
The native of Easley, South Carolina, opened with rounds of 65 and 69 over the par 70 course before posting a closing 67 for a nine-under-par total of 201. That was good enough for a two-shot victory over Dylan Frittelli of the University of Texas. Mills ties a Clemson record for low 54-hole score, joining former US Open champion Lucas Glover and PGA Tour player D.J. Trahan.
Mills moves three places on this week’s WAGR table into eighth position.
Florida State’s Brooks Koepka also won his first college golf tournament, triumphing in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in Macon, Georgia. Rounds of 66, 79 and 69 saw Koepka win by four shots over Georgia Tech pair Anders Albertson and Seth Reeves.
Koepka’s win comes in his final year at Florida State, and after four career runner-up finishes in 37 tournaments. It also takes him into the world top 100 into 81st place, an improvement of 35 spots.
Robert Hoadley of the University of North Carolina won the Wolfpack Invitational and moves 110 places on this week’s WAGR to 209th place. Iowa State senior Nate McCoy also improves his world ranking by 110 spots after taking the Rees Jones Invitational.
Marta Sanz has added her name to the impressive list of Spanish winners in US college golf following her victory in the Tar Heel Invitational.
Rounds of 69, 70 and 68 over the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for a nine-under-par total of 207 gave the 19-year-old Auburn player a one shot victory over a trio of players.
The Madrid native joins a list of illustrious Spanish players like Carlota Ciganda, Belen Mozo, Maria Hernandez and Azahara Munoz to win on the tough US college circuit.
Sanz, whose elder sister Patricia also plays for Auburn, is only in her second year of college golf. The younger sibling moves 137 places on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking to 109th position.
Perrine Delacour triumphed in the Cecile de Rothschild Trophy at Morfontaine Golf Club, France, after the 72-hole event was cut to 54 holes due to heavy rain flooding the course for the final round. Scores of 73, 66 and 73 gave the French player a four-under-par total of 212, good enough for a two-shot victory over compatriot Fiona Puyo. Scotland’s Pamela Pretswell was three shots off the pace while world number 14 Charley Hull finished tied fourth.
Delacour was not the only French player to cause a stir in this week’s amateur tournaments. Isabelle Boineau moves 22 places on the world pecking order after sharing the spoils in the Windy City Collegiate tournaments with Kelsey Vines of the United States. Boineau becomes the fourth best French player on the WAGR table. Vines, meanwhile, improves her ranking by nine places to world number 44.