Davies Listed 22nd in Preseason PGA Tour University Velocity Global Rankings
Published 9:51 am Thursday, July 28, 2022
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – ETSU’s Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) was ranked No. 22 in the Preseason PGA Tour University Velocity Global Rankings for the Class of 2023, which was released on Wednesday.
Davies, who played in 12 events last season, had a points average of 853.9542. Davies earned PING All-American Honorable Mention and PING East All-Region team honors in 2021-22, as he led the Buccaneers with a 70.83 scoring average, which ranked sixth-best in single-season program history. The all-SoCon selection registered seven top-10 finishes on the season and earned medalist honors at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, marking his second career win. Davies turned in 27 rounds of par or better a year ago and tallied 133 birdies and four eagles.
The Buccaneer leader has had a busy summer which saw him play for Team International at the Palmer Cup; he advanced to Match Play at The Amateur Championship, helped Great Britain and Ireland win the 2022 St Andrews Trophy and most recently was selected to represent Wales in the 2022 World Amateur Team Championship, which will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in France.
Florida’s Fred Biondi debuted at No. 1 among the top-25 rising seniors eligible for PGA TOUR University this season. Ludvig Aberg (Texas Tech), Sam Bennett (Texas A&M), Austin Greaser (North Carolina) and Travis Vick (Texas) round out the preseason top five.
In partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®), PGA TOUR University ranks collegiate players based on their average performance in NCAA Division-I men’s team competitions, official PGA TOUR tournaments and select DP World Tour events. At the end of the college golf season, the top five finishers will earn membership on Korn Ferry Tour and players finishing 6th through 15th will earn membership on PGA TOUR Canada or PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.
Since the first PGA TOUR University class graduated in June 2021, alumni have combined for five professional victories. Less than a month after finishing No. 1 in the 2022 Velocity Global Ranking, Pierceson Coody won in just his third start on Korn Ferry Tour in June and is currently 32nd on the points list. Trevor Werbylo (9th, Class of 2021) and Davis Thompson (2nd, Class of 2021) also have Korn Ferry Tour victories this season, and both players have secured their PGA TOUR cards for the 2022-23 season through their play on Korn Ferry Tour.
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