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Projected PGA TOUR University Ranking through NCAA Regional Championships

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Projected PGA TOUR University Ranking through NCAA Regional Championships

    Written by Staff @PGATOUR

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – In advance of next week’s NCAA D-I National Championship, PGA TOUR University has produced a projected ranking that includes results from the six NCAA Regional Championships.

    Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg extended his lead at No. 1 after winning the Norman Regional, his fourth win in his last six college starts, while Illinois’ Adrien Dumont de Chassart was runner-up at the Bath Regional and improved two spots to No. 2. Florida’s Fred Biondi, Texas A&M’s Sam Bennett and North Carolina’s Austin Greaser round out the top five with just one tournament remaining in the season. North Carolina’s Ryan Burnett made the biggest move last week, improving seven spots to No. 9 after winning the Salem Regional.

    Another change to the top 20 was the decision to opt-out by Vanderbilt’s William Moll, who was No. 14 in PGA TOUR University entering Regionals. In order to preserve PGA TOUR University eligibility, a player may opt-out of the current season if he intends to return to school for his extra year of eligibility. May 22 is the deadline for players to opt-out and reclassify to the PGA TOUR University Class of 2024.

    Five top-25 players did not advance to the NCAA Championship and their PGA TOUR University records are complete: Ben Carr/Georgia Southern (18th), Chase Sienkiewicz/Arizona (21st), Maximilian Steinlechner/NC State (22nd), Palmer Jackson/Notre Dame (24th) and Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen/Oklahoma State (25th).

    The complete PGA TOUR University Ranking will be officially updated to include NCAA Regionals on Wednesday, May 24, and it will be finalized following the conclusion of stroke play at next week’s NCAA D-I National Championship (May 26-29) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    For players in the PGA TOUR University Class of 2023, the points distribution for the NCAA Championship is based on a WAGR Power of 1000. Additionally, players in the current season PGA TOUR University Ranking will receive bonus points if they finish in the top 10 of the final stroke-play leaderboard, with the champion earning 15 bonus points. With these provisions, a current-year player will earn 40 points if he wins the individual NCAA Championship.

    PGA TOUR University ranks players based on the last two years of their collegiate careers. The No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Ranking will earn PGA TOUR membership, while players Nos. 1-5 (fully exempt) and Nos. 6-10 (conditional) will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership. Additionally, players finishing 6th through 20th will earn fully exempt membership on PGA TOUR Canada.

    PGA TOUR University Ranking

    Through NCAA Regionals (projected)

    RankChangePlayerUniversityDivisorPoints Average
    1-Ludvig AbergTexas Tech271358.8252
    22Adrien Dumont de ChassartIllinois251097.8684
    3-1Fred BiondiFlorida221094.1904
    4-1Sam BennettTexas A&M251084.3896
    5-Austin GreaserNorth Carolina241077.8249
    6-William MouwPepperdine251043.948
    71Ross SteelmanGeorgia Tech19990.3368
    8-1Patrick WelchOklahoma23985.1365
    97Ryan BurnettNorth Carolina21977.689
    10-1Brian StarkTexas19958.4394
    11-1Yuxin LinFlorida22956.369
    12-1Ricky CastilloFlorida23952.0551
    13-1Travis VickTexas25929.7396
    14-1Reid DavenportVanderbilt21921.2638
    153Sam ChoiPepperdine24906.0958
    163Mateo Fernandez de OliveiraArkansas24903.0549
    17-Derek HitchnerPepperdine24896.2679
    182Ben Carr*Georgia Southern24880.9862
    194Connor HoweGeorgia Tech22877.6722
    201Tommy KuhlIllinois24877.6666
    211Chase Sienkiewicz*Arizona24859.4908
    225Maximilian Steinlechner*NC State21850.5952
    231John KeeferBaylor20841.2935
    241Palmer Jackson*Notre Dame26821.7896
    25-10Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen*Oklahoma State18^811.7628

    * Did not qualify for NCAA Championship

    ^ NCAA Regionals was the 16th tournament on Neergaard-Petersen’s PGA TOUR U record. The projected ranking includes the application of the minimum divisor (18).

    In partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®), PGA TOUR University ranks collegiate players based on their average performance in NCAA Division-I men’s team competitions, official PGA TOUR tournaments and select DP World Tour events. The Ranking Period for the Class of 2023 began Week 23/2021 and concludes May 29, 2023, following the final round of stroke play at the NCAA D-I Men’s National Championship.

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