Player of the week: Ryan Burgess
Monday, April 16, 2012
Ryan Burgess, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., shot 6-over 182 (75-70-37) at Gleneagles CC in Plano, Texas to win the boys division of the Under Armour/Hunter Mahan Championship by 3 strokes. Burgess was leader going into the final round, which was shortened to nine holes due to weather delays. This is his first AJGA victory.
“It feels great to get a win,” said Burgess. “It helped a lot [playing in this event last year] to play in the wind because the wind was really high. It taught me to handle my nerves and to not get upset when I get a bogey here or there.”
Burgess, No. 74 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings for the class of 2012, will be playing for SMU in the fall.