Feb. 20, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech golfers Cameron Tringale and Chesson Hadley have been named to the spring watch list for the 2008 Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or junior college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the last 12 months.
Chesapeake Energy, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), announced the list Wednesday.
Tringale, a junior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Hadley, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., each earned All-America honors last spring, Tringale second-team and Hadley honorable mention, and enjoyed successful amateur seasons last summer. Hadley currently is ranked the No. 5 individual among college golfer in the nation.
They are joined on the list by returning PING First-Team All-America selections Billy Horschel of Florida, Southern California’s Jamie Lovemark and Kyle Stanley of Clemson, British Amateur champion Drew Weaver of Virginia Tech and Walker Cup participants Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State and Wake Forest’s Webb Simpson.
Others on the 24-player watch list include Florida State’s Jonas Blixt, Ryan Brehm of Michigan State, UCLA’s Kevin Chappell and Lucas Lee, Jonas Enander Hedin and Stefan Wiedergruen of Charlotte, Georgia’s Harris English and Brian Harman, Derek Fathauer of Louisville, Stanford’s Rob Grube, UNLV’s Seung-su Han, Mark Harrell and Michael Thompson of Alabama, Minnesota’s Clayton Rask, Joel Sjoholm of Georgia State and Sonoma State’s Jarin Todd.
The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 16. Three finalists named on May 7 will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 18. The 1964 U.S. Open winner and former CBS golf analyst Ken Venturi will be the keynote speaker.
2008 The Ben Hogan Award Watch List(in alphabetical order)
Jonas Blixt, Florida State Ryan Brehm, Michigan State Kevin Chappell, UCLA Jonas Enander Hedin, Charlotte Harris English, Georgia Derek Fathauer, Louisville Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State Rob Grube, Stanford Chesson Hadley, Georgia Tech Seung-su Han, UNLV Brian Harman, Georgia Mark Harrell, Alabama Billy Horschel, Florida Lucas Lee, UCLA Jamie Lovemark, Southern California Clayton Rask, Minnesota Webb Simpson, Wake Forest Joel Sjoholm, Georgia State Kyle Stanley, Clemson Michael Thompson, Alabama Jarin Todd, Sonoma State Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech Drew Weaver, Virginia Tech Stefan Wiedergruen, Charlotte