Scottish Amateur champion Robert MacIntyre has won his first college event in the USA.
The 19-year-old left-hander, on a college scholarship at McNeese State University in Louisiana, came out on top in the season opener at Hattiesburg Country Club in Mississippi.
Glencruitten’s MacIntyre, coached by George Boswell, posted a three-round total of 14-under par to win the Sam Hall Intercollegiate NCAA event. The Scotland international posted three impressive rounds of 66, 68 and 65 to chalk up a deserved
“It feels great to get my first individual win out here in the US,” said MacIntyre, originally from Oban. “It was also a great achievement for the team, as we won the team event by
“Finally, the hard work is paying off, not
only for myself but the effort my family and close friends put in to make these days happen. For the team to come out and win also shows that McNeese are finally on the map and going further than ever before.”
Meanwhile, MacIntyre’s fellow Scot Jess Meek also scored her first US college victory recently.
A week after sharing second place at the Lady Paladin Invitational, the former St Rule Trophy winner posted three five-under-par rounds of 67 to win the Johnie Imes Invitational in Columbia, Missouri.
Meek, 21, made an incredible 18 birdies and posted a tournament record 15-under-par 201 to help Missouri also win the team title at The Club at Old Hawthorne.
“I can’t really believe that just happened,” said the third-year student afterwards.