Augusta State has succeeded in defending its NCAA Division I Golf Championship, and a young Aussie is once again part of the celebrations.
Australian Mitch Krywulycz has once again shown he is a young golfer to keep an eye on after helping his college team win the biggest team event in American college golf.
The NCAA Division I Championships are a huge deal in the US and the golf championships are no different. In past years they have featured players such as Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, but until last year Augusta State had never won the title.
It all changed when the underdog, Augusta State Jaguars won the title in 2010, the first time the college had won a Division I title of any sport. But despite their victory, they were not expected to win once again in 2011.
Krywulcyz, originally from the Sutherland Shire in Sydney, played some superb not just throughout the championship but in the final round. A great up and down for bogey after finding the water on 17 was enough to secure a 2&1 win, helping his team to a 3 – 2 victory over the more fancied Georgia team.
Mitch Krywulcyz now has two NCAA Div I Championships under his belt and will most likely be off to the White House once again. With a desire to pursue the professional ranks, who knows what trophies Krywulcyz may put his name on in future?