Schniederjans ascends to No. 1 in WAGR

Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans is the new No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings as of June 18.

Move over guys, there’s a new sheriff in town.

With Patrick Rodgers and Matthew Fitzpatrick moving on to the professional ranks, it's rising Georgia Tech senior Ollie Schniederjans who takes over the No. 1 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

Schniederjans, 21, of Powder Springs, Ga., won five collegiate events during the 2013-13 season and finished second at the NCAA Championship after losing in a three-hole playoff to Cameron Wilson.

Schniederjans was also named to the Division I Ping All-America first team and was a finalist for this year’s Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus awards. He finished as the No. 3 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

Rounding out the top 10 of the WAGR:

• 2. Robby Shelton, Alabama

• 3. Scottie Sheffler, Texas

• 4. Chang-woo Lee, South Korea

• 5. Gavin Green, New Mexico (Malaysia)

• 6. Renato Paratore, Italy

• 7. Guillermo Pereira, Chile

• 8. Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State

• 9. Bryson Dechambeau, SMU

• 10. Gavin Moynihan, Alabama (Ireland)

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