Pierceson Coody tops first PGA TOUR 2021-22 varsity ranking
By Chris Richards, PGATOUR.COM
The PGA TOUR University has announced the first full Velocity World Rankings for the class of 2022, and Pierceson Coody (Texas) is starting the fall campaign as a top ranked senior. Logan McAllister (Oklahoma) was No.7 in the summer standings announced in June, and he improved to No.3 after his Carmel Cup victory on Sunday.
McAllister clocked 69-69-68 rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and earned his third college playoff victory over Trent Phillips (Georgia). After a runner-up in the 2021 NCAA Championship, the Sooners finished second in their first game of the season, as rival Oklahoma State edged them out by one. The Cowboys were led by a T6 finish from Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra, sixth in the table, while Phillips improved to No.12 in the table.
Cole Hammer (No.7) has made three U-Ranking starts on the PGA TOUR this summer, including the US Open and Open Championship, and he joins teammate Coody in the top 10 of the Velocity Global Ranking. Pepperdine, the defending NCAA champion, and Texas Tech are the only other schools with multiple players in the top 15. The Waves are represented by Joe Highsmith in the 13th and Joey Vrzich in the 14th, while the Red Raiders have Sandy Scott in the 9th and Kyle Hogan in the 15th.
To be eligible for the PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global, player records must include at least five ranked tournaments in the first year of the 2022 class ranking period (week 24/2020 through week 23 / 2021). The minimum divisor for the Class of 2022 is 18, and it will be applied in April 2022. This will allow players to meet the minimum, while providing an accurate World Velocity Rankings throughout the 2021-22 season.
Rank / Player, University (Events, Average points)
1 Pierceson Coody, Texas (11, 1322.7873)
2 Sam Bennett, Texas A&M (11, 1255.1055)
3 Logan McAllister, Oklahoma (12, 1183.33)
4 Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest (8, 1131.3025)
5 Ryan Hall, South Carolina (12, 1117.9508)
6 Eugenio Chacarra, State of Oklahoma (13, 1116,3492)
7 Cole Hammer, Texas (15, 1103.8067)
8 Noah Goodwin, SMU (9, 1077.6844)
9 Sandy Scott, Texas Tech (6, 1054.0717)
10 Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson (9, 1046.6289)
11 Jackson Suber, Ole Miss (9, 1006.2356)
12 Trent Phillips, GA (11, 974.5227)
13 Joe Highsmith, Pepperdine (12, 973.4183)
14 Joey Vrzich, Pepperdine (9, 959.4389)
15 Kyle Hogan, Texas Tech (11, 940.7273)
The Velocity World Rankings are designed to identify the best college golfers based on their earnings, competitiveness, and performance throughout the season. It is developed in partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking, which ranks the best amateur golfers on the basis of their average performance in counting events, and it includes the last two years of competition in Men’s Division I golf tournaments. of the NCAA and the official PGA TOUR. tournaments.
The Velocity World Rankings are updated weekly on Wednesdays and announced on GOLF Channel’s Golf Today, and will be finalized on May 30, 2022, following the conclusion of stroke play at the NCAA DI Men’s National Championship. The top five will become members of the Korn Ferry Tour and players ranked 6th through 15th will become a member of an international PGA TOUR tour.