College Players of the Week
Back again for the 2010-11 season will be Golf World's player of the week. This week's edition (covering Sept. 13-19) should be fairly obvious. Meanwhile, if you want to nominate players in the coming weeks, send me a Tweet at twitter.com/GWcampusinsider.
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State__
The U.S. Amateur champion picked up where he left this summer with a three-stroke victory at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational over the weekend, shooting a six-under 204 to beat best friend and fellow Leadbetter Academy graduate Bank Vongvanij of Florida. A five-under 65 in the second round at Olympia Fields CC outside of Chicago vaulted Uihlein into the lead and a final-round 70 clinched the title, the fifth of his college career.
*Photo by J.D. Cuban
Honorable mention: Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State
With a 14-under 199 at Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC, the junior claimed the individual title at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate for a second straight season and broke the school's 54-hole scoring record that he set at the event in 2009 by four strokes. His performance helped the Eagles claim the team title by four strokes over Louisiana-Lafayette.
Megan McChrystal, LSU__
The senior birdied four of her last five holes to close with a seven-under 65 at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas to claim medalist honors by two strokes over Vanderbilt's Marina Alex at the NCAA Fall Preview. It was her fourth college victory, putting her alone in third place in the school's all-time win list behind Jenny Lidback (seven) and Kristi Coats (six). McChrystal's rally helped LSU claim second place in the team competition, losing to Alabama by one stroke.
*Photo courtesy of LSU Sports Information Department
Honorable mention: Amy Anderson, North Dakota State
The sophomore won twice this past week, defending her title Sept. 14 at the Chip-N Club Invitational, where she tied her 36-hole school-record with an even-par 144 to win by one stroke over Kansas State's Paige Osterloo. Five days later she was victorious at the Hawkeye Invitational, shooting a two-under 214 after posting a final-round 70 to cruise to a six-stroke triumph over Ball State's Brittany Kelly. Anderson now has seven college victories in 13 starts.