Hogan Award Semifinalists Announced
Bank of America, in cooperation with Colonial Country
Club, The Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association
of America, announced the semifinalists of the Ben Hogan
Award last week.
most presitigious award in men's college golf, the Ben
Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men's NCAA
Division I, II or II, NAIA or junior college golfer
taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions
during the last 12 months.
Hogan Award selection committee will announce its three
finalists on May 2. The three finalists will attend
The Hogan Award banquet on Saturday, May 13 at Colonial
Country Club - the Saturday prior to the Bank of America
Colonial - with the recipient announced that evening.
of the 10 semifinalists are former AJGA members with
remarkable junior careers. They are Ryan Baca
of Baylor, Roberto Castro
of Georgia Tech, Matt Every of the
University of Florida, Andres Gonzales
of UNLV, Brian Harman and Chris
Kirk of the University of Georgia, Anthony
Kim of the University of Oklahoma and Kyle
Reifers of Wake Forest. Oklahoma State's Pablo
Martin and East Tennessee State's Rhys Davies round
out the ten semifinalists.
finished his career with the AJGA as a two-time Rolex
Junior All-American with two victories to his resume
(2000 AJGA Henry-Griffitts Bluegrass Junior Invitational,
2001 AJGA OSSO Junior at Oak Tree). He was also a member
of the 2001 West Canon Cup Team.
was a three-time Rolex Junior All-American with two
career AJGA victories (2000 AJGA Henry-Griffitts Rome
Junior Classic, 2001 AJGA Greater Greensboro Chrysler
Junior). He was also a two-time East Canon Cup Team
earned Rolex Junior All-American honors in 2001 and
was victorious at the 2001 International Junior Masters.
He had seven top-10 finishes during his junior career.
had four top-15 finishes during his career with the
AJGA. His top finish cam at the 2000 AJGA PING Phoenix
Junior Championship where he finished in fourth.
had an impressive junior career, earning Rolex Junior
Player of the Year honors ini 2003 and 2004. He was
named a Rolex Junior All-American four times and has
five career junior victories, including the 2003 U.S.
Junior Amateur Championship. He was also a two-time
Canon Cup East Team member.
was a four-time Rolex Junior All-American and a three-time
member of the West Canon Cup Team. He had an impressive
18 top-10 finishes during his career, including two
victories (2001 AJGA PING Phoenix Junior Championship,
2001 Junior World Championships).
earned Rolex Junior All-American honors twice during
his career. He had two AJGA victories (2002 Henry-Griffitts
Rome Junior Classic, 2003 TaylorMade-adidas Golf Junior
at Chateau Elan). He was also a two-time Canon Cup East
finished his AJGA career with three top-10 finishes
with his best finish coming at the 1999 AJGA Buick Jr.
Open, where he finished third.