Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Georgia Tech’s Christo Lamprecht, a first-team All-America selection and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice for the Yellow Jacket golf team this past spring, debuts at No. 2 among seniors eligible for the PGA Tour University ranking ahead of the 2023-24 academic year.
Lamprecht, who won The Amateur Championship this summer and earned the Silver Medal as low amateur at The Open Championship, sits behind Stanford’s Michael Thorbjornsen. Vanderbilt’s William Moll, North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik and Oklahoma’s Ben Lorenz round out the pre-season top 5 five.
The senior from George, South Africa, currently sits No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Ranked No. 6 nationally by Golfstat and No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index at the end of last spring, Lamprecht had a victory and three runner-up finishes in 2022-23, winning the Inverness Intercollegiate in the fall, and then finishing second at the Watersound Invitational, the Linger Longer Invitational and The Goodwin in the spring. Selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second straight year, Lamprecht led the Yellow Jackets to the program’s 19th ACC Championship, the title at the NCAA Salem Regional and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship. He was the team’s highest finisher in six of 12 stroke play events. He was a finalist for the Fred Haskins Award and a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
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.