Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, who has a victory and a runner-up finish in two fall events for the Yellow Jackets, has moved up to No. 1 among seniors eligible for the PGA Tour University ranking ahead of the 2023-24 academic year.
Lamprecht began the fall at No. 2 behind Stanford’s Michael Thorbjornsen, but moved ahead of him after winning the Olympia Fields/fighting Illini Invitational and finishing second in a playoff at the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational. Vanderbilt’s William Moll, North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik and Ohio State’s Maxwell Moldovan round out the pre-season top 5 five.
The senior from George, South Africa, also sits No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after winning The Amateur Championship this summer and earning the Silver Medal as low amateur at The Open Championship, He was named a first-team All-American and a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award after the 2022-23 year in which he won one tournament and finished second in three others.
— PGA TOUR University (@PGATOURU) October 11, 2023
Christo Lamprecht is now No. 1 in both @PGATOURU and the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) October 11, 2023
Christo Lamprecht has a first- and a second-place finish in two events this fall. (photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
In partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®), PGA TOUR University ranks players based on the last two years of their collegiate careers. Eligible Tournaments include NCAA Division-I men’s team competitions, official PGA TOUR tournaments and select DP World Tour events. The Ranking Period for the Class of 2024 began Week 23/2022 and concludes May 27, 2024, following the final round of stroke play at the NCAA D-I Men’s National Championship.
The No. 1 player in the final PGA TOUR University Ranking next May will earn PGA TOUR membership, while players Nos. 1-5 (fully exempt) and Nos. 6-10 (conditional) will earn Korn Ferry Tour membership. Additionally, players Nos. 6-20 will earn fully exempt membership for the North America Swing of PGA TOUR Americas.
Two seniors on Georgia Tech’s 2022-23 golf team earned status on the Korn Ferry Tour (Ross Steelman) and PGA Tour Canada (Connor Howe) through their final ranking in PGA Tour University.
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