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.
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.
By: Amateurgolf.com Staff