ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Former Georgia Regents Jaguar men’s golfer Oliver Wilson started last week ranked 792nd in the world and on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 he outlasted number-one ranked Rory McIlroy at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by one stroke to win his first event on the European Tour.
As a Jaguar from 2000-03, Wilson put together one of the best careers in school history his senior year, earning four wins, 14 top-five finishes, and 30 top-20 results. He became the first three-time All-American in school history, and was the No. 1 ranked golfer in the nation for a two-week span before settling for a final ranking of No. 11. He competed in the Walker and Palmer Cups for Britain, winning both.