In a man-bites-dog moment, Oklahoma State senior Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra announced last week that he would forgo turning professional and would return to Stillwater, Oklahoma, for a fifth year.
Lopez-Chacarra is eligible for a fifth year at OSU by virtue of COVID-19 and the impact that the pandemic had on the 2020 spring season. But he also has a shot to join the Korn Ferry Tour through a program called PGA Tour University.
Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra will get his kicks at Oklahoma State for a fifth year. Photo: Atsushi Tomura, Getty Images
It is highly unusual for a talented upperclassman with a clear chance to play the PGA Tour’s top feeder tour to take a pass. Too many agents whispering in their ears, too many parents looking for a return on investment.
This is a remarkable example of a college player with great self-awareness. Good on Lopez-Chacarra, and good on Oklahoma State and its accomplished golf coach, Alan Bratton.
Lopez-Chacarra is a native of Madrid, Spain, where he won more than 100 junior tournaments. He init...
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