PGA TOUR University Presented by Velocity Global Honor Roll: September 28, 2021

by | Sep 28, 2021 | PGA

It’s a new home event for graduate transfer RJ Manke, but he still benefited from it at the Washington Husky Invitational last week. After a four-year career at Pepperdine, where he won the individual title of the West Coast Conference in his second year and helped the Waves win a national championship last year, Manke started his career in Seattle with two top 3 finishes.

He started with a T3 finish at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and followed with a tie for second place at the Husky Invitational, helping Washington share the team title with Nevada. Manke is currently No. 15 in the Velocity Global Ranking and is fighting for the position with two former teammates, as Joe Highsmith and Joey Vrzich from Pepperdine are in the two places immediately in front of him.

Quick links

• Velocity Global Ranking (update from September 29th includes tournaments of week 38/2021)

• PGA TOUR University presented by Velocity Global – Overview

• Golf Channel College Central

• @PGATOURU: Instagram | Twitter

PGA TOUR University on TOUR: Sanderson Farms Championship

Eugenio Chacarra from Oklahoma will test his game against the pros in his next two starts. This week he is playing in the Sanderson Farms Championship on the PGA TOUR and next week he is traveling to his native Spain to take part in the Open de España of the European Tour. Chacarra is currently # 6 on the Velocity Global Ranking and has nine top 10 finishes on his PGA TOUR University record, including a sixth place in the Carmel Cup earlier this month.

The Sanderson Farms Championship will also see two PGA TOUR U alumni compete against each other. Davis Thompson will play on a sponsorship waiver while Quade Cummins will make his second start to the 2021-22 season after advancing from a 3v2 playoff in Monday qualifiers. At the Fortinet championship at the start of the season, he comes off with a T58 finish.

Tournament results week 38 (September 20-26)

William H. Tucker (September 24-25)

UNM championship course | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Four BYU Cougars achieved top 10 finishes en route to a 19-stroke team win over New Mexico at William H. Tucker. In the second year, Keanu Akina set the pace with a T2 finish, followed by seniors David Timmins (T6) and Carson Lundell (9th). New Mexico’s Sam Choi finished T2, his fifth top 10 finish on his PGA TOUR University record, helping the Lobos finish second as a team. Louisville came in third and was crossed by Jiri Zuska (T2) and Chris Francoeur (8th).

• Team champions: BYU
• Individual medalist: Aidan Thomas / New Mexico State
• Notable players on the U-Ranking list:
o T2, Sam Choi / New Mexico (26th place)
o 5th, Charlie Reiter / San Diego (71st place)
o T6, David Timmins / BYU (155th place)
o 9th, Carson Lundell / BYU (29th place)

Husky invitation (September 20-21)
Goldberg – Olympic Course | Bremerton, Washington

• Team champions: Washington, Nevada
• Individual medalist: Brandon Eyre / Oregon State
• Notable players on the U-Ranking list:
o T2, RJ Manke / Washington (15th place)
o T2, Mikey Slesinski / St. Marys (Seat 161)
4th, Jack Rahon / Seattle (rank 180)
o T5, Skyler Eubank / Boise State (101st place)
o T8, Joe Neuheisel / Boise State (127th place)
o T11, Hugo Townsend / Boise State (17th place)

Ram Masters Invitational (September 20-21)
Fort Collins Country Club | Fort Collins, Colorado

• Team Champion: Colorado State
• Individual medalists: Jack Castiglia / Northern Colorado
• Notable players on the U-Ranking list:
o T2, Davis Bryant / Colorado State (113th place)
o T2, Nate Vontz / Creighton (160th place)

Tournaments of the Week 39 (September 27th – October 3rd)

Badger Invitation (September 26-28)

University ridge | Madison, Wisconsin

Old Town College (September 27-28)

Old Town Club | Winston-Salem, North Carolina

JT Poston Invitational (September 27-28)

Sapphire Valley Country Club | Sapphire, North Carolina

Windon Memorial (September 27-28)

Lake Shore Country Club | Glencoe, Illinois

Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational (September 27-28)

Colorado National Golf Club | Erie, Colorado

Individual results

The Velocity Global Ranking is designed to identify the best college golfers based on profit, competitiveness and seasonal performance. Developed in partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking®, which ranks the best amateur golfers based on their average performance on counting events, it spans the last two years of competition in the NCAA Division-I men’s golf tournaments and the official PGA TOUR Tournaments.

Week 37/2021 (September 22nd)