Texas golfer Beau Hossler and Baylor’s Kyle Jones are among 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the top player in college golf as part of tournament week activities at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
Hossler and Jones joined a group of semifinalists from 10 schools announced Wednesday. Also in the mix is Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans, a 2014 finalist, and Washington’s Cheng-Tsung Pan, a senior and the first four-time semifinalist in award history. Alabama’s Robbie Shelton also is a repeat semifinalist from last year.
Other semifinalists are New Mexico’s Gavin Green, Georgia’s Lee McCoy, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy, Arizona State’s Jon Rahm and Vanderbilt’s Hunter Stewart.
The list of semifinalists will be pared to three finalists May 6, with those golfers invited to a live announcement of the winner May 18 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. The Hogan Award has been presented annually in Fort Worth since 2002.
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A list of past recipients includes current professional golfers D.J. Trahan (2002), Ricky Barnes (2003), Hunter Mahan (2003), Bill Haas (2004), Ryan Moore (2005), Matt Every (2006), Chris Kirk (2007), Rickie Fowler (2008), Kyle Stanley (2009), Nick Taylor (2010), Peter Uihlein (2011), Patrick Cantlay (2012), Chris Williams (2013) and Patrick Rodgers (2014).
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