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The top players in the PGA Tour U standings continue to get better benefits.

The PGA Tour announced Monday it was continuing to update its criteria for the program, and it makes the incentives even better for top men’s collegiate golfers, including the No. 1 finisher. This year’s top player following the NCAA Championships will receive PGA Tour status for the rest of 2023 and 2024 and will be subject to reshuffles in the category with the DP World Tour’s Race to Dubai and Korn Ferry Tour points list.

Additionally, that player would not have to compete in Q-School at the end of the year to keep his status. Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg, with three wins this season including the Big 12 Championship, is the top-ranked player in the PGA Tour U standings with two events remaining.

More changes include the one-and-a-half-year PGA Tour exemption for any players satisfying PGA Tour Accelerated, the points system for underclassmen. Also, Nos. 2-5 in the final PGA Tour University ranking will be able to accept unlimited PGA Tour sponsor exemptions for the rest of 2023 and 2024.

Vanderbilt sophomore Gordon Sargent is closest to achieving a Tour card through Accelerated. He owns 13 of the required 20 points and can move past that threshold by nabbing postseason awards.

If Aberg were to hold on to the top spot, he would make his debut at the RBC Canadian Open in June.