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Illinois’ Adrien Dumont De Chassart Moves Into Top Five of PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking
September 21, 2022
- September 21, 2022
- Illinois' Adrien Dumont De Chassart breaks into the top five on this week's PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking. (Courtesy Illinois Athletics)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – After a T2 finish at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Illinois’ Adrien Dumont De Chassart improved one spot to No. 5 in this week’s PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking. Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech) holds the No. 1 position for the second straight week, and this week he also became the first Swedish male to reach No. 1 in WAGR. Fred Biondi (Florida) remains No. 2 in PGA TOUR University, and he’s followed by Sam Bennett (Texas A&M) and Austin Greaser (North Carolina).
Dumont De Chassart is the reigning two-time Big Ten Golfer of the Year (2021, 2022) and he has eight top-10s and one victory on his PGA TOUR University record. A fifth-year senior from Belgium, he joins Aberg (Sweden) and Biondi (Brazil) as international players in the top-five.
The Olympia Fields leaderboard produced significant movement throughout the Velocity Global Ranking. Among the players in the top 20, Florida’s Ricky Castillo tied for second and improved seven spots to No. 16, while Alabama’s Canon Claycomb (8th) improved one spot to No. 8 and Oklahoma State’s Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen (T9) improved two spots to No. 10.
Four more players improved after top-10 finishes at Olympia Fields. Arizona State’s Ryggs Johnston (4th) is up 13 spots to No. 41, Illinois’ Tommy Kuhl (5th) improved 11 spots to No. 37, Florida State’s Cole Anderson (T6) improved 13 spots to No. 28, and Alabama’s Thomas Ponder (T9) is up seven spots to No. 35.
The top 10 players in the final Velocity Global Ranking 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 37/2022
Rank Change Player School Name Events Points Average 1 - Ludvig Aberg Texas Tech 16 1231.11 2 - Fred Biondi Florida 12 1180.0108 3 - Sam Bennett Texas A&M 14 1146.3371 4 - Austin Greaser North Carolina 14 1143.3414 5 +1 Adrien Dumont De Chassart Illinois 14 1124.0707 6 -1 Travis Vick Texas 14 1076.9885 7 - Reid Davenport Vanderbilt 11 1036.7963 8 +1 Canon Claycomb Alabama 11 1012.5809 9 -1 Dylan Menante North Carolina 16 996.5087 10 +2 Rasmus Neergaard-Petersen Oklahoma State 8 992.0887 11 -1 Patrick Welch Oklahoma 12 987.8591 12 +1 Brian Stark Oklahoma State 12 966.215 13 +1 Ross Steelman Georgia Tech 12 957.7866 14 -3 William Mouw Pepperdine 15 956.8206 15 - Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira Arkansas 12 949.4491 16 +7 Ricky Castillo Florida 13 940.6469 17 - Barclay Brown Stanford 12 920.7658 18 -2 Palmer Jackson Notre Dame 14 912.8321 19 - Sam Choi Pepperdine 14 896.1357 20 - John DuBois Florida 13 877.1592
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.