Young Aussie on winning NCAA golf team, again

Augusta State has succeeded in defending its NCAA Division I Golf Championship, and a young Aussie is once again part of the celebrations.

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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?

4 thoughts on “Young Aussie on winning NCAA golf team, again

  • June 10, 2011 at 07:49
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    Seems like the Oz/Swedish connection is hard to beat in USA amateur play. Four of the Jaguars come from Sweden.

    Augusta State only competes in the upper level of collegiate play in men’s golf. In fact, they have more female athletic teams than men’s. Such a small school winning over university programs much larger and with much deeper pockets is like the Brisbane Strikers beating Canberra. But in this case, not just once, but twice.

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  • June 12, 2011 at 03:09
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    The reporter appears to have not done his homework. Although the winners seem to get the only coverage, there was an Australian in the losing University of Georgia team. Bryden Macpherson had a 3-0-0 record in the NCAA Division I finals. He should be known to Australian golf reporters having won the Aussie stroke play, been an Eisenhower team member and made the semi’s in the last 2 Aussie Ams, as well as other Aussie national and international wins.

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  • June 12, 2011 at 04:25
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    Yep, nice Anon, that is true. MacPherson played superbly and it may have been a different take on the article had Georgia won. Good news for the future of Aussie golf.

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  • June 12, 2011 at 04:30
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    And nice retro Aussie sport reference Gene! Brisbane Strikers! Think they’re still around in some form…

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