April 16, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Cameron Tringale has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2009 The Ben Hogan Award, announced Thursday by Chesapeake Energy, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and 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.
Tringale, a second-team All-American twice and an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer three times, has had an outstanding year, winning two tournaments and finishing in the top 10 in three others. He won the Southern Highlands Collegiate by five strokes in mid-March with an 11-under-par score of 205. A senior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., Tringale is the nation’s third-ranked player in this week’s Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, is third in the ACC in scoring average (71.63) with half of his 24 rounds this year at par or under
This week, he will attempt to win his second ACC title, something only David Duval (1991, 1993) has done at Tech.
The other finalists are Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Alabama’s Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler and Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State, Southern California’s Matthew Giles, Billy Horschel of Florida, Clemson’s Kyle Stanley, Nick Taylor of Washington and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette.
The three finalists named on May 7 will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fourth Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 22.
Hogan Award Semifinalists
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Campillo, IndianaBud Cauley, AlabamaRickie Fowler, Oklahoma StateMatthew Giles, Southern CaliforniaMorgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma StateBilly Horschel, FloridaKyle Stanley, ClemsonNick Taylor, WashingtonCameron Tringale, Georgia TechMike Van Sickle, Marquette