PGA Tour University sends 15 college players on path to pro golf
01 Jun 2022
by Golfweek

School’s out for the seniors. Next stop: professional golf.

The second class of PGA Tour University graduates was finalized following the completion of stroke play at the 2022 NCAA Div. I Men’s Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club, with the top 15 players in the standings earning status on varying professional tours.

The top-five players in the PGA Tour University standings receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning with the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by TD SYNNEX (June 9-12). The players are also exempt into the final stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

The following players who finished 6-15 in the standings receive PGA Tour Canada status beginning with the ATB Classic presented by Volvo Edmonton (June 16-19) through the end of the regular season. The players are also exempt into the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

The program is designed to streamline the process for college players to advance to the professional level while also rewarding those who honor their college commitments. Players must play on the NCAA Division I level and complete a minimum of four years in college to be eligible for PGA Tour University.

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1. Pierceson Coody, Texas
Won the 2021 George Hannon Collegiate and 2022 Augusta Haskins Award Invitational, with an additional five top-five finishes over 19 counting events. Was named the 2021 Big 12 Player of the Year. Ended his collegiate career T-11 at the Big 12 Championship, 17th at the NCAA Norman Regional and T-15 at the NCAA Championship.

2. Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
Won the ACC Championship and Linger Longer Invitational in 2022 and claimed the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational and Camp Creek Seminole Invitational in 2021. Earned medalist honors at a PGA Tour Canada Qualifying Tournament back in March.

3. Logan McAllister, Oklahoma
Finished in the top 10 in nearly half of his 21 events, with wins at the 2020 Colonial Collegiate Invitational and 2021 Carmel Cup. Ends his collegiate career sixth at the Big 12 Championship, fourth at the NCAA Norman Regional and T-25 at the NCAA Championship.

4. RJ Manke, Washington
Was the 2022 Pac-12 Player of the Year after he started his season at Washington T-3, T-2, 2, 1, 1 following a transfer from Pepperdine after winning a national title with the Waves in 2021. Ended his college career T-15 at the national championship.

5. Cole Hammer, Texas
Won the McCormack Medal in 2019 as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and went on to earn 10 top-10 finishes in 27 counting events, including a win at the 2021 Big 12 Championship. Finished his college career T-20 at the NCAA Championship.

Nos. 6-15

6. Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest
7. Chris Gotterup, Oklahoma
8. Trent Phillips, Georgia
9. Jackson Suber, Ole Miss
10. Joe Highsmith, Pepperdine
11. Ryan Hall, South Carolina
12. Noah Goodwin, SMU
13. Parker Coody, Texas
14. Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
15. Aman Gupta, Oklahoma State

by Adam Woodard, Golfweek

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