Tide Frosh Golfer On Ben Hogan List
Cauley, a true freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., has made an immediate impact in the Crimson Tide's lineup. He leads Alabama with a 71.50 stroke average and has posted five top 10 finishes in eight tournaments this season. He ranks eighth nationally in the individual Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and has played 24 career rounds at Alabama with 11 coming in below par.
Cauley captured his first tournament win at the prestigious United State Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course. He followed that up with a fifth-place finish at the SEC Championships. Nine of his last 10 rounds have been 73 or lower, including six under par.
The Ben Hogan Award is one of the most prestigious awards in men's college golf. It 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.
The three Hogan Award finalists will be named on May 7 and invited to Colo–nial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 22.
Along with Cauley, the semifinalist list includes Jorge Campillo, Indiana; Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State; Matthew Giles, Southern California; Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State; Billy Horschel, Florida; Kyle Stanley, Clemson; Nick Taylor, Washington; Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech; Mike Van Sickle, Marquette.
Former Alabama golfer Michael Thompson was a finalist for The Ben Hogan Award last season while Mark Harrell was on the watch list. Marten Olander is the only Crimson Tide golfer to win The Ben Hogan Award, capturing the honor in 1993.
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