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Promising College Golfers to Watch Out For

Promising College Golfers to Watch Out For
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College golf serves as a crucial launching pad for all the elite golfers we see today. You have to battle it out in the minor leagues and sharpen your skills before acquiring the skillset it takes to play and shine in the major golf tours. For instance, Tiger Woods may not be the golf magnate we know today had he not gone through Stanford, or Phil Mickelson had he skipped his record-breaking stint at Arizona State University.

Nowadays, the important role that college golf serves in molding professional golfers has become highly mainstream. The PGA TOUR for example has launched the PGA TOUR University and Accelerated Program that seeks to provide skilled collegiate golfers with more direct avenues to join the professional tour. We have also been noticing top-performing college golfers getting special invites to major tournaments like Vanderbilt talisman Gordon Sergeant was invited to the Masters last April.

Top 10 Most Promising College Golfers Right Now

Adrien Dumont De Chassart

Belgian amateur golfer Adrien Dumont De Chassart is a man on a mission. The University of Illinois star currently sits at number two on the PGA TOUR University Rankings and holds position eleven on the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He qualified to tee it off in the 2022 U.S. Open and holds wins such as the Fighting Illini Spring Collegiate event in April 2023.

Fred Biondi

Brazil is not only skilled with producing some of the world’s best footballers but also talented golfers, as rising University of Florida spin master Fred Biondi is already proving. In 22 events played, he has managed four wins and nine Top 10 finishes, indicating how good he is. Biondi currently holds position sixteen on the WAGR and ranks third on the PGA Tour U list.

Sam Bennett

American rising star Sam Bennett will be among the golfers to hit the Los Angeles Country Club for the 123rd version of the U.S. Open. The Texas A&M University golfer holds notable accolades such as winning the 2022 U.S. Amateur. On the WAGR, Bennett currently ranks fifth while holding position 4 on the PGA Tour U rankings. 

William Mouw

William Mouw is another budding college star golfer headed for the big leagues. The American top gun trades his craft at Pepperdine University and currently ranks tenth on the WAGR. Mouw is also working hard to improve his rankings on the PGA Tour U list where he sits at position five as of this writing.

Ross Steelman

The USA never runs dry of budding talent destined for the spotlight, and Georgia Tech’s Ross Steelman is exactly that. Although Steelman is yet to score that decisive win, he has nine Top 10 finishes from 19 events. The star sits at position 21 on the WAGR and number six on the PGA TOUR U rankings currently.