Karl Vilips wins Pac-12 individual title, four top-25 players earn co-medalist honors at conferences

Karl Vilips of Stanford made a significant leap in this week's PGA TOUR University Ranking, climbing eight spots to No. 12 after his impressive victory at the Pac-12 Championship. The native of Perth, Australia, showcased his talent with a final-round 3-under 68 to secure the Pac-12 individual title by one stroke. Vilips' remarkable performance propelled him up the rankings by 16 spots since February.

In other conference championships, Frederik Kjettrup from Florida State and Michael Brennan from Wake Forest earned co-medalist honors in the ACC. Similarly, Gustav Frimodt from TCU and Mats Ege from East Tennessee State shared the spotlight in the Big-12 and Southern Conference, respectively.

Austin Greaser of North Carolina surged to the No. 4 spot in the rankings after a strong showing at the ACC Championship, surpassing Nicholas Gabrelcik from North Florida. Meanwhile, the top three positions remained unchanged, with Michael Thorbjornsen, Christo Lamprecht, and Matthew Riedel maintaining their places.

Looking ahead, NCAA Regionals are scheduled for May 13-15, with several top-ranked players set to compete. The Rancho Sante Fe Regional boasts the highest number of top-25 players in the field, including Nicholas Gabrelcik, Sampson Yunhe-Zheng, Petr Hruby, Jonas Baumgartner, Ryggs Johnston, and Ben Lorenz.

The PGA TOUR University Ranking evaluates collegiate players based on their performance in NCAA Division-I men's team competitions, official PGA TOUR tournaments, and select DP World Tour events, providing a comprehensive assessment of their skills and potential.