Two Men's Golfers On Hogan List

University of Alabama golfers Bud Cauley and Hunter Hamrick were named to the 2010 watch list for The Ben Hogan Award the Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Friday.

The Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer, taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period.

"We are very proud of both Bud (Cauley) and Hunter (Hamrick) for being selected to The Hogan Award watch list," Alabama Coach Jay Seawell said. "The Hogan Award is the highest award in college golf, like the Heisman Trophy is in college football, so to have two guys on the list is an honor for our players and our program."

The duo leads a Crimson Tide team that is ranked 13th in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and Golf World Nike Coaches' Poll. Alabama captured the team title at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate during the fall.

Cauley a native of Jacksonville, Fla., is the nation's top-ranked golfer in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index while Hamrick, a native of Montgomery, Ala., is ranked fourth.

Cauley leads the Crimson Tide with a 71.29 scoring average. He captured medalist honors at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Alabama's final event of the fall. Cauley also become just the second Tide golfer to play in the Walker Cup, leading the Americans to a convincing victory over Great Britain and Ireland last September.

Hamrick had multiple tournament victories this past fall for the Crimson Tide and boasts a 71.69 stroke average. He won the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a scorching 65 and then knocked off a field of All-Americans in the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic. He fired a career-low 11-under 202 for the win.

The Hogan Award semifinalist will be announced on April 14. The three finalists will then be selected on May 11 and invited to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for The Hogan Award Presentation on May 24.

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