With less than a week remaining before selections are made for the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Regionals, USC Upstate’s Ryan Cornfield is ranked No. 155 in all of Division I golf in the latest NCAA player rankings released by Golfstat.
The Golftstat cup ranking is one of the key tools used by the NCAA Selection Committee for individual at-large selections to the NCAA Regionals. Although Upstate finished a program-best fourth at the A-Sun Championships last week, the Spartans will not make the NCAA Regionals as a team. However, Cornfield has played himself into contention for an individual berth.
Cornfield was ranked in the 240’s last year and narrowly missed out on an invitation to the Regionals. He has put together quite a resume this season. He owns six Top 10 individual finishes in 11 tournaments this year, including a win at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic in November. He finished in the Top 20 in nine tournaments and was tied for 21st in the two in which he did not break the Top 20. Three of his Top 10 finishes were Top 5 efforts as well.
Cornfield’s 72.38 stroke average leads the team by 1.71 strokes and he owns a .880 head-to-head winning percentage. He also stands 4-4-1 this season against players ranked in the Top 20 in the country. He is currently ranks 314th among all male amateur golfers in the world by the Royal & Ancient Club. Overall, he ranks 190th in the Golfstat Cup rankings, which ranks all college golfers in NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO.
The 2015 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship Selection Show will air live on the Golf Channel Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m.