Golf’s future stars highlight PGA Tour University’s inaugural rankings

PGA TOUR University became official last month, providing an improved path to the Tour for college golf’s best players through developmental circuits like the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour (PGA Tour Canada), PGA Tour Latinoamérica and PGA Tour Series-China.

On Wednesday PGA Tour University announced its inaugural rankings, with Florida State’s John Pak at the top spot. A rising senior for the Seminoles, Pak has earned five wins since the start of the 2019 spring season, including last year’s ACC Championship.

“When I first heard that I was No. 1, I was a little bit shocked as I thought it was going to be someone else,” said Pak via a release. “But for me to be the first one to top the Ranking is awesome and it shows that a lot of hard work is paying off.”

“I think this is so good for college golf – it’s something that will make guys stay in college. I was always planning to stay at Florida State for four years, but this definitely helped,” Pak continued. “This program provides a lot more incentive to a lot of people, and it’s cool to think you can get guaranteed starts on the Korn Ferry or International Tours.”

PGA Tour University rankings

Ranking Player University
1 John Pak Florida State
2 Chun-An Yu Arizona State
3 Austin Eckroat Oklahoma State
4 Davis Thompson Georgia
5 Sandy Scott Texas Tech
6 Garett Reband Oklahoma
7 McClure Meissner Southern Methodist
8 Trevor Werbylo Arizona
9 John Augenstein Vanderbilt
10 Jovan Rebula Auburn
11 Quade Cummins Oklahoma
12 Cooper Dossey Baylor
13 Hunter Eichhorn Marquette
14 Tim Widing San Francisco
15 Tripp Kinney Iowa State

Nos. 16-25 will be announced on Thursday, July 23.

“The goal all along has been to ease the transition from collegiate golf into the pro ranks for the top four-year players, and this program allows us to achieve that,” said the PGA Tour’s Brendan von Doehren. “College golf creates a tremendous amount of tournament drama for both teams and individuals, and it will be fun to watch the game’s rising stars compete to be part of our Class of 2021 next June.”

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