Oklahoma State star Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra to forfeit PGA Tour University status and will return to college

Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra has won twice already this spring, taking home the hardware at both the Amer Ari Invitational and National Invitational Tournament. He was on a recent watch list for the Haskins Award, which annually honors the player of the year in men’s college golf, as selected by the college players, coaches and members of the college golf media.

Due to his success, Lopez-Chacarra was the third-ranked player in the latest edition of the PGA Tour U rankings.

However, he plans on returning to college. On Wednesday, the Oklahoma State star announced on social media that he’s returning to school for a fifth year.

“I am convinced that an additional year of hard work in Stillwater will allow me to continue to grow academically and personally,” Lopez-Chacarra said in a Twitter post, “which will only prepare me better for the PGA Tour and my professional career,”

The top five finishers from the PGA Tour University Ranking List receive Korn Ferry Tour membership and will be exempt into all open, full-field events beginning the week following the national championship through the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour regular season, and will also be exempt into the Final Stage of that year’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament.

Even though he forfeited eligibility this time around, he’ll once again be eligible next season. His points from 2021-22 and 2022-23 will be accrued.