Feb. 19, 2011
Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech senior John-Tyler Griffin is one of 26 collegiate golfers named to the watch list for the 2011 Ben Hogan Award, announced Saturday by the the Golf Coaches Association of America. The most prestigious award in men’s college golf, the Hogan is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period.
The award is sponsored by Baird Private Wealth Management, in association with Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and the GCAA.
Griffin, an honorable mention All-American and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection in 2010, has posted five top-10 finishes so far during his senior season. He has 13 top-10 finishes in his career, and helped lead Georgia Tech to the match play portion of last year’s NCAA Championship.
The list includes returning Hogan Award finalists Bud Cauley Alabama and Georgia’s Russell Henley, as well as NCAA medalist Scott Langley of Illinois and U.S Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State and runner-up David Chung of Stanford. Others on the watch list include Auburn’s Blayne Barber, Patrick Cantlay, Gregor Main and Pontus Widegren of UCLA, San Diego’s Alex Ching, Harris English of Georgia, Luke Guthrie of Illinois, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway, Bobby Hudson of Texas, Iowa’s Vince India, Lion Kim of Michigan, Claremont McKenna’s Tain Lee, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander and Patrick Reed, Fort Worth native and LSU golfer John Peterson, Andrew Putnam of Pepperdine, Florida’s Bank Vongvanij, Alabama’s Bobby Wyatt and Stanford’s Andrew Yun.
The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 14. The three finalists will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fourth Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 16.
A limited number of corporate tables and individual tickets are available for the Hogan Banquet. For more information, contact Colonial at (817) 840-2219.
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Hogan Award Watch List(in alphabetical order)
Blayne Barber, Auburn Patrick Cantlay, UCLA Bud Cauley, Alabama Alex Ching, San Diego David Chung, Stanford Harris English, Georgia J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech Luke Guthrie, Illinois Russell Henley, Georgia Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State Bobby Hudson, Texas Vince India, Iowa Lion Kim, Michigan Scott Langley, Illinois Tain Lee, Claremont McKenna Gregor Main, UCLA Henrik Norlander, Augusta State John Peterson, LSU Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine Patrick Reed, Augusta State Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State Bank Vongvanij, Florida Pontus Widegren, UCLA Bobby Wyatt, Alabama Andrew Yun, Stanford