Oklahoma State golfer Peter Uihlein, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion who competed in last week’s Masters Tournament, is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2011 Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation’s top college golfer.
Award organizers announced the semifinalists today, with the winner to be announced May 16 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth as part of tournament week activities at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.
The list of semifinalists includes fellow OSU golfers Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway, son of Champions Tour competitor Bob Tway, as well as Alabama’s Bud Cauley, a finalist for the 2010 Hogan Award.
Other semifinalists include Auburn’s Blayne Barber, UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay, Florida’s Andres Echavarria, Illinois’ Scott Langley, Augusta (Ga.) State’s Patrick Reed and Stanford’s Andrew Yun.
LSU golfer John Peterson, a Fort Worth Paschal graduate who made the 26-player watch list, was one of 16 candidates who did not crack the list of semifinalists. The list of semifinalists will be trimmed May 4 to three finalists, all of whom will be invited to Fort Worth for the live announcement of the winner on May 16.
Individuals interested in tickets for the Hogan Award banquet, where the winner will be announced, can contact Colonial officials at 817-840-2219.
_ Jimmy Burch
Hogan Award Semifinalists
(in alphabetical order)
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Andres Echavarria, Florida
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
Scott Langley, Illinois
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Andrew Yun, Stanford