February 11, 2020

Sean Yu wins Collegiate Showcase

The 2020 Genesis Invitational kicked off its tournament week at The Riviera Country Club on Monday, February 10 with the sixth annual Collegiate Showcase, in which San Jose State University’s Sean Yu carded the low score, a 1-under-par 70. By virtue of being the low collegiate amateur, Yu received an exemption into the 2020 Genesis Invitational, the 72-hole PGA TOUR event beginning Thursday at The Riviera Country Club.

Yu was able to fight through windy conditions at The Riviera Country Club on Monday morning, holding off second-place finishers Allen Hamilton (University of Kentucky) and Spencer Soosman (University of Texas) by two strokes.

“To be honest, I didn’t think that I’d ever get to where I am today. It’s definitely a dream come true to play in a TOUR event and to play at The Riviera Country Club. To play in the Genesis Invitational is definitely something that I never even dreamed of,” Yu explained.

The San Jose State University senior completed his round alongside this year’s Charlie Sifford Memorial Exemption recipient Joseph Bramlett, taking advantage of learning from one of the game’s best while competing on the biggest stage of his career.

“I’m trying to go into every round learning as much as I can. That’s mainly what I’m focused on right now. Hopefully I can learn from the best players in the world,” Yu added.

Yu joins past winners Lukas Euler (2019), Scottie Scheffler (2018), Sahith Theegala (2017), Charlie Danielson (2016) and Will Zalatoris (2015), who also earned an exemption into The Genesis Invitational.

University of Southern California, led by Genesis Invitational professional Yikeun Chang and University of Southern California freshman Yuxin Lin, won the team competition with a low score of 10-under-par 61.



Position Name (School) Score
1 Sean Yu (San Jose State University) 70
T-2 Allen Hamilton (University of Kentucky) 72
T-2 Spencer Soosman (University of Texas) 72
T-4 Jan Schneider (University of Washington) 73
T-4 Noah Woolsey (University of Washington) 73
T-6 Yuxin Lin (University of Southern California) 75
T-6 Kyle Hogan (Texas Tech University) 75
8 Josh McCarthy (Pepperdine University) 76
9 Alex Goff (University of Kentucky) 77
10 Jose Dibildox (Odessa College) 78
11 Jack Trent (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) 79
12 Clay Feagler (Pepperdine University) 83
13 Kirby Coe-Kirkham (University of Wyoming) 87