Schniederjans ascends to No. 1 in WAGR
Friday, June 20, 2014
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)