Brandon Hagy has made the best start to his final year in college golf by winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. The University of California player led his team to a second consecutive victory in just three events so far this season.
Hagy returned scores of 71, 67 and 69 for a 54-hole total of 207, 6-under-par, to defeat Kent State’s Taylor Pendrith by a shot. Hagy’s second career college golf victory elevates his status amongst the world’s elite. The Californian moves six places this week to 33rd on the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Pendrith improves three spots to 29th.
Three Americans shared the spoils in the Brickyard Collegiate Championship. Hans Reimers, Seth Reeves and Emmanuel Kountakis finished on 9-under-par totals of 207 to share the victory. Reimers, of Georgia Tech, takes his ranking to 110th from last week’s place at world number 167th. Mercer University student Reeves moves from 106th to 70th. Teammate Kountakis enters the WAGR table at world number 4,353.
Grady Brame of the United States broke 70 for the final two rounds to win the David Toms Invitational. The third year Southeastern Louisiana student began with an even par 72 but closed with a 69 and a 68 for a 7-under-par total of 209 to win by three shots over teammate Eamon Bradley.
Brame climbs 307 rankings this week to 730th in the world. Bradley advances 85 places to 216th.
England’s Daniel Wasteney jumps 211 places this week after winning the North of England Open Amateur Championship at Pannal Golf Club. The England A Team player moves to world number 777.
Lyndsey Weaver makes a significant move on this week’s World Amateur Golf Ranking thanks to her first college golf victory. The second year student at the University of Arizona bettered an excellent field to win the Windy City Collegiate Classic at Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park, Illinois.
Weaver was the only player to break the par of 71 for all three rounds. Scores of 70, 69 and 69 gave her an 5-under-par 54-hole total of 208, and a two-shot victory over Kyung Kim of the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State’s Julie Yang.
Weaver climbs 12 places on this week’s ranking to 22nd. Yang also improves 12 spots to 35th.
Kim solidifies her status as the world’s 15th best player.
Ally McDonald won the Old Waverly Bulldog Invite to further enhance her status as a world top 20 player. The Mississippi State student returned a 9-under-par score of 207 to earn her third college golf victory in as many seasons.
McDonald remains the world’s 14th best amateur.
Korea’s Shelly Shin was head and shoulders above the rest of the field in the Jack Newton International Junior Classic in Australia. The 15-year-old returned a closing 5-under-par 67 in the final round for a 9-shot victory. Shin jumps 38 places on this week’s ranking to 102nd.
Anica Yoo of Canada significantly improves her WAGR ranking following victory in the Rose City Collegiate. The Oregon State player jumps 107 places on this week’s ranking to 416th.
Sweden’s Elin Arvidsson improves 185 places to 315th this week after winning the Challenge at Onion Creek. The Texas Tech student earned her first college golf victory thanks to scores of 72-67 and 69 for a 2-under-par total of 208.