Stanford teammates Rodgers, Wilson named Hogan Award finalists

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Stanford teammates Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Wilson grabbed two of three available berths Wednesday as finalists for the 2014 Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation’s top college golfer.

The third finalist is Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans, with the winner announced May 18 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

All three golfers rank among the top 10 in each of the four ranking systems for college golfers: the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking, Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and Golfstat Rankings.

Rodgers and Wilson are the second set of teammates selected as finalists in the same year, joining the Oklahoma State duo of Peter Uihlein and Kevin Tway in 2011. Schniederjans is the first finalist from Georgia Tech for an honor presented annually to the top men’s college golfer (from all divisions, including junior colleges) who also has excelled in amateur competitions during the past 12 months.

A 24-member selection committee determines the recipient, who will be announced at a live awards ceremony to kick off tournament week at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. The winner will receive an exemption into the 2015 Colonial tournament, with scholarship grants presented to the universities of each finalist.

Regardless of the recipient, that golfer will be the first from his school selected a Hogan Award winner. Rodgers, a junior, also was a finalist for the 2012 Hogan Award. The native of Avon, Ind., is the world’s top-ranked player in both the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking.

Rodgers has five victories in college tournaments this season, placing him within one triumph of Tiger Woods’ career mark for tournament wins (11) by a Stanford golfer. In his past five events, Rodgers has four victories and one runner-up finish.

Wilson, his Stanford teammate, has two victories and six top-5 finishes in college events this season. He has finished in the top 15 of all 10 tournaments he has entered.

Schniederjans, tied with Rodgers for the NCAA Division I lead in victories this season (5), owns a scoring average of 69.73 and has won his last three tournaments, including the ACC conference individual title. He has led the Yellow Jackets to a top-5 national ranking heading into the NCAA regional tournaments.

Jimmy Burch, 817-390-7760 Twitter: @Jimmy_Burch

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