Feb. 10, 2009
Norman, Okla. – Cameron Tringale, a Georgia Tech senior from Laguna Niguel, Calif., is one of 22 players on the watch list for the 2009 Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation’s top college golfer by the Golf Coaches Association in association with Chesapeake Energy, Colonial Country Club and The Friends of Golf.
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 is currently the nation’s No. 7-ranked player, having won one tournament this year (the Brickyard Collegiate in the fall) and finishing in the top 10 in three others, including last week’s UH-Hilo Collegiate that kicked off the spring schedule. The Tech senior is averaging 71.50 strokes over 15 rounds this year.
Last year’s Hogan recipient Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State highlights a list that also includes returning PING First-Team All-America selections Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Stanford’s Sihwan Kim and Jamie Lovemark of Southern California and World Team Amateur participants Billy Horschel of Florida and Washington’s Nick Taylor. Others on the 22-player watch list include Texas A&M’s Bronson Burgoon, Bud Cauley and Matthew Swan of Alabama, Point Loma Nazarene’s Sam Cyr, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Southern California’s Matthew Giles, Russell Henley, Adam Mitchell and Hudson Swafford of Georgia, Oklahoma State’s Trent Leon, UNLV’s Eddie Olson, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, UAB’s Zack Sucher, Jarin Todd of Sonoma State and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette.
The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 16. 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 Watch List(in alphabetical order)
Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M Jorge Campillo, Indiana Bud Cauley, Alabama Sam Cyr, Point Loma Nazarene Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State Dustin Garza, Wichita State Matthew Giles, Southern California Russell Henley, Georgia Billy Horschel, Florida Sihwan Kim, Stanford Trent Leon, Oklahoma State Jamie Lovemark, Southern California Adam Mitchell, Georgia Eddie Olson, UNLV Kyle Stanley, Clemson Zack Sucher, UAB Hudson Swafford, Georgia Matthew Swan, Alabama Nick Taylor, Washington Jarin Todd, Sonoma State Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech Mike Van Sickle, Marquette