Patrick Rodgers a step closer to Woods’ college record
Patrick Rodgers took a step closer to overtaking one of Tiger Woods’s college records with victory in The Goodwin tournament. He also has a chance of ending his college career as the world’s number one amateur.
Rodgers was already number one on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ when he entered the tournament. The Stanford University student enhanced his status by winning his ninth college event to get within two of the 11 Woods won while at Stanford.
Rodgers only has a short window left in which to eclipse Woods’s tally. Rodgers will forego his final year of college to turn professional in the summer.
Rodgers opened with 7-under-par 63, and added a 69 before closing with a 64 for a 54-hole total of 196 and his third straight win. It gave him a six-shot victory over the University of California’s Rico Hoey, who advances 50 places to 74th as a result.
Oliver Schniederjans breaks into the world top 15 after equalling a record at Georgia Tech University that had stood for 12 years. Schniederjans returned three consecutive 67s for a 12-under-par total of 201 and a two-shot victory over Stewart Jolly in the Valspar Collegiate. Schniederjans is the first Georgia Tech player to win three tournaments in one season since Troy Matteson in 2001-2002.
Schniederjans climbs 12 places on this week’s ranking to 11th. Jolly moves 43 spots to world number 89.
Trevor Cone of the United States jumps 67 rankings to 143rd after winning the Furman Intercollegiate. England’s Ben Stow becomes world number 177 from last week’s ranking of 262nd with victory in the Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Will Murphy leaps 191 spots to 185th thanks to winning the Azalea Invitational.
France’s Celine Boutier breaks into WAGR™ top 15 with maiden collegiate victory
France’s Celine Boutier breaks into this week’s top 15 on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ after winning the Bryan National Collegiate Championship to record her first college golf victory.
The French Amateur recorded scores of 72, 71 and 73 for an even par score of 216, good enough for a one-shot victory over American Ashlan Ramsay, a student at Clemson University.
Boutier, the 2012 European Ladies’ Amateur champion, climbs nine places on this week’s ranking to 13th. Ramsay strengthens her grip on the world number seven spot.
Australia’s Su-Hyun Oh remains two places ahead of Ramsay in fifth spot after winning the Western Australia 72 Hole Stroke Play Championship.
American Karen Chung moves to 30th in the world, an improvement of 17 rankings, by winning the SDSU Farms Invitational. The University of Southern California player returned rounds of 74, 68 and 66 for a 54-hole total of 208 and a two-shot victory. It is her first college golf win in her rookie season.
Alice Kim of the United States makes one of the biggest jumps on this week’s ranking after victory in the Mountain View Collegiate, her second college golf win. The Gonzaga University student compiled a 54-hole total of 210 to win by three shots.
Kim jumps 157 places on this week’s ranking to 277th in the world.
Christina Vosters also makes a significant move up this week’s world order thanks to winning the Briar's Creek Invitational. The American amateur, a student at Penn State University, ran out a two-shot winner over three players after compiling a 54-hole total of 215, 1-under-par.
Vosters advances 132 rankings this week to world number 189.