Ollie Schniederjans stormed up the leaderboard Saturday on the 2019 Gamers Championship at TPC Sawgrass. The 25-year outdated recorded a 7-under par 65 to grab third place, simply 2 strokes behind clubhouse leaders Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood (12-under).
He handed veterans comparable to American Jim Furyk, 48, and England’s Ian Poulter, 43, in addition to Brian Harman and Abraham Ancer. Schniederjans’ first full PGA Tour season was 2017, and he has already racked up four top-5 match finishes.
That was preceded by the 2016 Air Capital Basic title on the Net.com Tour. The Dallas native has solely been on the face of the earth for 1 / 4 century, and he’s already gaining momentum for a protracted and affluent skilled profession.
Let’s have a look at how he obtained thus far by his novice days.
Ollie Schniederjans’s School & Novice Profession
The 6-foot-1 Schniederjans was born in Dallas, lived briefly in North Andover (Mass.) and grew up in Powder Springs (Ga.).
After graduating from Harrison Excessive Faculty (Keenesaw, Ga.) in 2010, he earned a scholarship to play at Georgia Tech. He was honored with first-team All-American honors for his junior (2013) and senior (2014) seasons as a Yellow Jacket, as voted by the Golf Coaches Affiliation of America.
Ken Suguira of the Atlanta Journal-Structure famous that these accomplishments mirrored these of a number of highly-successful professionals on the PGA Tour.
Schniederjans is the fifth Tech participant to earn first-team All-America from the GCAA, following David Duval, Matt Kuchar, Bryce Molder and Troy Matteson. All 4 have gone on to play on the PGA Tour, win at the very least as soon as and earn at the very least $9 million.
Suguira famous that Schniederjans left Georgia Tech with the second-lowest scoring common in class historical past at 70.96. His efforts led to a fifth-place end on the 2014 NCAA Division I Males’s Golf Championship, in addition to a runner-up placement in 2013.
Ollie Schniederjans sat atop the World Novice Golf Rankings for 41 consecutive weeks, which earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal.
The honour certified him for the 2014 U.S. Open, which preceded an look in The Open Championship the next July. He turned skilled after the occasions.
Throughout his late highschool and collegiate days, he claimed 7 novice championships, together with the:
- 2009: Polo Golf Junior Basic, Jones Cup Junior Invitational
- 2013: Carpet Capital Collegiate (tie), U.S. Collegiate Championship
- 2014:Valspar Collegiate, Robert Kepler Invitational (tie), ACC Championship, Carpet Capital Collegiate
He credit his time in junior golf for the preparation to thrive on the novice circuit. He talked about his expertise with the Marietta Day by day Journal final April.
The 24-year-old Schniederjans stated it was junior golf, and largely the AJGA, that helped him get able to play collegiately at Georgia Tech, and laid the muse to make the transition first to school after which the skilled ranks.
Schniederjans stated the AJGA is making the transition even simpler for gamers at present.
“To me, this was the perfect preparation for school golf,” Schniederjans stated. “It’s the one group to play on this excessive of a stage. We get to play some actually good golf programs out right here. The course the place I received (the Polo Golf Junior Basic at PGA Nationwide in Florida) is the place they play the Honda Basic on Tour. It positively prepares your sport.”
He has an opportunity Sunday to take one other step additional in his burgeoning profession.