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Florida’s Fred Biondi starts season No. 1 in PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking
September 07, 2022
- September 07, 2022
- Florida's Fred Biondi leads the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking entering the 2022-23 season. (Courtesy University of Florida)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – The first full Velocity Global Ranking for the PGA TOUR University Class of 2023 has been released, and Fred Biondi (Florida) will begin the fall season as the No. 1-ranked senior. He is followed by WAGR No. 3 Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech), U.S. Amateur champion Sam Bennett (Texas A&M), Western Amateur champion Austin Greaser (North Carolina) and U.S. Open low amateur Travis Vick (Texas).
Biondi is joined by teammates Ricky Castillo, John Dubois and Yuxin Lin in the top-25, and the four seniors led the Gators to a season-opening win at the Fighting Irish Classic on Monday. This week, the eight-team field at the Frederica Cup will feature four of the top-10 players in PGA TOUR University: No. 2 Aberg, No. 6 Reid Davenport (Vanderbilt), No. 9 Patrick Welch (Oklahoma) and No. 10 Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (Arkansas).
The Velocity Global Ranking is updated weekly on Wednesdays and announced on GOLF Channel’s Golf Today, and it will be finalized May 29, 2023, following the conclusion of stroke play at the NCAA D-I Men’s National Championship.
In all, nearly 200 eligible players registered for the Class of 2023 and will compete for an increased set of performance benefits, which were announced last week. The top 10 players will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership next season, with Nos. 1-5 being exempt members and Nos. 6-10 being conditional members. Additionally, players finishing 6th through 20th will be exempt members on PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
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Velocity Global Ranking – Week 35/2022
Rank Player University Events Points Average 1 Fred Biondi Florida 10 1243.603 2 Ludvig Aberg Texas Tech 15 1220.474 3 Sam Bennett Texas A&M 13 1204.2746 4 Austin Greaser North Carolina 13 1168.1662 5 Travis Vick Texas 13 1105.1054 6 Reid Davenport Vanderbilt 10 1076.081 7 Adrien Dumont De Chassart Illinois 13 1074.9046 8 Dylan Menante North Carolina 14 1012.0657 9 Patrick Welch Oklahoma 11 989.53 10 Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira Arkansas 11 985.8236 11 William Mouw Pepperdine 14 983.5264 12 Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen Oklahoma State 7 978.7829 13 Ross Steelman Georgia Tech 11 974.2527 14 Brian Stark Oklahoma State 12 966.215 15 Palmer Jackson Notre Dame 12 952.745 16 Canon Claycomb Alabama 9 924.2789 17 Barclay Brown Stanford 11 914.3945 18 John Keefer Baylor 10 909.172 19 Sam Choi Pepperdine 13 906.5685 20 Ricky Castillo Florida 11 903.5836
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. The minimum divisor is 18, and it will be applied to the season's final Velocity Global Ranking.
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.