Thursday, May 7, 2009
Finalists Named for 2009 Ben Hogan Award Presented by Chesapeake Energy
NORMAN, Okla. ? Chesapeake Energy, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the GCAA, has announced Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Oklahoma State?s Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley of Clemson as finalists for the 2009 Ben Hogan Award. 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.
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A senior from Caceres, Spain, Campillo was recently the Big Ten Player of the Year for the second time. He has three wins this collegiate season - Wolf Run Intercollegiate, Windon Memorial and adidas Hoosier Invitational. Campillo has posted three other top five showings and has only placed outside of the top 10 twice in 11 events in 2008-09. The reigning Spanish Amateur champion, he finished tied for second at last year?s NCAA Championships, fourth at the Biarritz Cup and made the quarterfinals of the British Amateur. Campillo was recently named to compete in his third Palmer Cup presented by Fisher Capital Partners.
Recipient of the 2008 Hogan Award, Fowler is looking to become the honor?s first repeat winner. He was named first-team All-Big 12 and first-team Academic All-Big 12 during his sophomore campaign in which he claimed the Aggie Invitational and placed in the top five on four other occasions. A native of Murrieta, Calif., Fowler won the World Team Amateur and captured his second consecutive Sunnehanna Amateur. He tied for fourth at the NCAA Championships, placed second at the Master of the Amateurs and made the cut at both the U.S. Open and FBR Open.
A junior from Gig Harbor, Wash., Stanley opened his collegiate season with a win at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. He has also posted five other top 10 showings. Stanley claimed his second Southern Amateur and also capture the Jones Cup. He finished tied for seventh at last season?s NCAA Championships, and advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur, Western Amateur and North & South Amateur. He was recently named to the All-ACC team.
The three finalists have been invited to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 22, which will broadcast live on GolfweekTV beginning at 8:15 p.m. CT with live chat starting one hour prior.
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A limited number of corporate tables and individual tickets are available for the Hogan Banquet. For more information, contact Colonial at (817) 840-2219.
Hogan Award Finalists
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Campillo, Indiana
Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
Kyle Stanley, Clemson