Fernandez de Oliveira No. 10 in the PGA College Preseason Top 25
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida. – Senior Rising Razorback Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira is ranked 10th in the PGA TOUR University Velocity World Pre-Season Rankings for the Class of 2023, it was announced today.
In partnership with the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), the 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 events. of the DP World Tour. Seeding for the 2023 class began in week 23 (June 7-13) of 2021 and will go through the final round of stroke play at the 2023 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
The top five players on the final leaderboard will receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt from all open and sold-out events until the end of the regular season. Players will also be exempt from the final stage of the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying tournament. Players who finish between 6 and 15 in the rankings obtain a membership in PGA TOUR Canada or PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and will be exempted from the second stage of the Korn Ferry Tour qualifying tournament.
As well as being 10th in the PGA TOUR college rankings, Fernandez de Oliveira is currently ranked 30th in the WAGR after an excellent 2021-22 campaign, including:
- All American.
- Led Team International to a win at the 2022 Palmer Cup (was the only Team International player to go 4-0).
- Fred Haskins Award Finalist.
- PING All-Central Region.
- All-SEC (2nd team).
- South American Amateur Champion.
- Latin American amateur finalist.
- Top 5 European amateurs.
- #1 amateur in Argentina and #2 amateur in South America (behind PGA TOUR University #1 Fred Biondi, who is #21 in WAGR).
- Jackson T. Stephens Cup champion … Won his first collegiate event.
- His 70.88 stroke average during the season led the team and ranks 3rd in school history.
- His 22 rounds of par or better ranks 4th on the school’s single-season list… In his two years at TCU, he posted a combined total of 28 rounds of par or better.
- Had eight career top 20s (compared to seven combined in two years at TCU) and nine rounds in the 60s (compared to seven combined in two years at TCU.
- Had six top 10s, including his first three career top 5s and a ninth-place finish in the NCAA championship… Had just three career top 10s in two years at TCU.
- Led the team in being its top finisher five times, including the NCAA Regional Championship and the NCAA Championship.
- Recorded his first career hole-in-one (at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational).
- Helped Arkansas win twice and finish ninth in the NCAA championship, the program’s best result since 2009.
PGA College Pre-Season Top 25
1 Fred Biondi (Florida)
2 Ludwig Aberg (Texas Tech)
3 Sam Bennett (Texas A&M)
4 Austin Greaser (North Carolina)
5 Travis Vick (Texas)
6 Reid Davenport (Vanderbilt)
7 Adrien Dumont From Chassart (Illinois)
8 Dylan Menante (North Carolina)
9Patrick Welch (Oklahoma)
10 Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira (Arkansas)
11 William Mouw (Pepperdine)
12 Rasmus Neergard-Petersen (Oklahoma State)
13Ross Steelman (Georgia Tech)
14 Brian Stark (Oklahoma State)
15 Palmer Jackson (Notre Dame)
16 Barclay Brown (Stanford)
17 John Keefer (Baylor)
18 Sam Choi (Pepperdine)
19 Ricky Castillo (Florida)
20 John DuBois (Florida)
21 Yuxin Lin (Florida)
22 Archie Davies (East Tennessee State)
23 Ben Carr (South Georgia)
24 Ryan Burnett (North Carolina)
25 Derek Hitchner (Pepperdine)