Jimmy Burch has covered professional golf for the Star-Telegram since 1991. He’s received state and national honors for his writing but fills his own scorecard with more bogeys than birdies when he hits the local links.
Colonial officials boost donation amounts for Hogan Award honorees
Officials at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial will distribute a record $60,000 to recipients at Monday’s Ben Hogan Award banquet. Tournament officials will present a $25,000 grant to the winner’s school and $12,500 grants to the universities of the other two finalists. The remaining $10,000 in donations will go to support college golf and to a charity selected by keynote speaker Corey Pavin, a two-time Colonial champ. The three finalists for the 2013 Ben Hogan Award are TCU’s Julien Brun, California’s Michael Kim and Washington’s Chris Williams.