Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches

PGA National (Champion Course)

The Loop

College Players of the Week, Oct. 11-17

October 18, 2010


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Andrew Yun, Stanford

Posting three straight sub-par rounds, including a closing 65 at PGA West's Stadium Course, the sophomore won The Prestige, his first college victory, by six strokes over Arizona State's__Thomas Buran__.

"He played a flawless final round with final round pins on the Stadium Course. Hats off to him," said Stanford coach Conrad Ray.

Indeed, Yun had a bogey-free final and made just one bogey over his final 43 holes. His 12-under 204 total was 21.36 strokes lower than the average 54-hole score of the 81 players in the field.

Honorable mention: Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State

The junior followed up a second-round 66 at The Ridges G&CC in Jonesborough, Tenn., with a final-round 65 to runaway with a seven-stroke victory over Virginia's Ben Rusch and Michigan's Joey Garber. His 13-under 203 was the lowest 54-hole score posted by a Golden Flash golfer since__Jon Mills__ shot a 202 at the 2000 NCAA Central Regional.


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Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma

A career-low 67 in the first round of the Dale McNamara Invitational put the senior from Evansville, Ind., in position to go wire-to-wire and win her first college title while the Sooners cruised to the team victory in the inaugural event. Mueller closed with a 69 in the final round at Patriot GC in Owasso, Okla., one of just three sub-par scores on the day, en route to a seven-under 209, breaking OU's 54-hole school record by previously held by Lisa Meldrum and Kendall Dye (211).

"I've been working hard on my mental game and putting," said Mueller, who outpaced runner-up Kristina Merkle of Tulsa by seven strokes. "This week I was able to not focus on the score and just play against the golf course."

Mueller became the 20th different golf in school history to win an individual title. It was her third straight top-10 finish and the 13th of her career. It was also the 40th team title the Sooners have claimed in the program's history

Honorable mention: Lene Hafsten-Morch, Baylor

The senior from Norway claimed her first college win at the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate after tying a school record with a 65 in the final round at New Mexico State University GC. Finishing with a seven-under 209 total, a 54-hole school record, put her five strokes ahead of teammate Jaclyn Jancen as well as UTEP's Shang Huang and New Mexico State's Demi Mak.

"I've been wanting [my first collegiate win] for a long time," said Hafsten Morch, who helped the Bears finish second as a team to host New Mexico State. "Hopefully we can gain some confidence from this tournament as we prepare for San Antonio."