Scottie Scheffler Wins Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase
Scottie Scheffler will play in his 5th PGA Tour event this week (Genesis Open photo)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA (February 12, 2018) - Scottie Scheffler, a senior at the University of Texas, won the Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase on Monday, shooting a 3-under 68 at Riviera Country Club. With the win, Scheffler earned a spot in the PGA Tour's Genesis Open which begins on Thursday.
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Scheffler, who was the low amateur at last year's U.S. Open at Erin Hills, was never seriously threatened by the other five competitors in the field. Playing in the first group of the day with Jordan Spieth, Scheffler carried a five-shot lead into the final hole and made an easy par to cap off the win.
Scheffler and Carl Yuan of the University of Washington both got off to under-par starts early in their rounds, but by the turn only Scheffler remained in the red, with Yuan losing three shots from the 6th through the 10th holes. The other four players all turned over par, and when Scheffler got it to 3 under by the 15th hole the tournament was practically decided.
Final Scores, Genesis Open Collegiate Showcase
68 Scottie Scheffler
(University of Texas)
74 Lukas Euler
(University of Kentucky)
74 Doug Ghim
74 Spencer Soosman
75 Justin Suh
(University of Southern California)
75 Carl Yuan
(University of Washington)
"It will be awesome to be a part of this field (at the Genesis Open)," said Scheffler to the Golf Channel. "To be a part of the history of this tournament is going to be really special and I'm really looking forward to it."
This is the fourth year of the Collegiate Showcase. Previous winners are Will Zalatoris
(Wake Forest) in 2015, Charlie Danielson
(Illinois) in 2016, and Sahith Theegala
(Pepperdine) in 2017.
After Theegala's win last year
, he went on to make the cut in the Genesis Open, shooting 2-under
to finish T49, while getting to tee it up alongside Phil Mickelson and J.B. Holmes.
ABOUT THE Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase
The Genesis Invitational Collegiate Showcase was
in 2015 and it is a chance for collegiate players to
with PGA Tour alumni from their respective schools.
simultaneous competitions take place:
In the individual competition, the collegiate players
will play their own ball to record an 18-hole score.
The low collegian is awarded a playing spot in the
In the team competition, the professional and the
two amateurs (playing at specified percentage of
their most current and verified handicap) will team
up to play a best ball format (one-ball). The low
Professional and Amateurs team will take home the
Champions Trophy for their school and a check for
$50,000.00, going to their universities golf program.
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