The Hogan is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III or NAIA golfer, taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the last 12 months. Finalists include Bill Haas from Wake Forest, Clemson's Matt Hendrix, Brock Mackenzie of Washington, Arizona's Chris Nallen and Lamar's Chris Stroud.
A senior from Greer, S.C., Haas is a two-time first-team PING
All-America selection and a finalist for the Hogan last season. A
three-time All-ACC performer and 2003 ACC Player of the Year, Haas
has won medallist honors four times this season. The nation's
leader in scoring average, Haas represented the United States in both
the Palmer Cup presented by Monster and Walker Cup last summer. Haas
also claimed the South Carolina Amateur.
Hendrix, a senior from Aiken, S.C., is a member of the
reigning national champion Clemson Tigers. A first-team All-ACC
selection and third-team PING All-America selection in 2003, Hendrix
has claimed two tournament victories this season the Puerto Rico
Classic and Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational and the Sunnehanna
Amateur last summer. Hendrix represented his country in the Walker
Cup and USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship in the summer of
A first-team PING All-America honoree last season; Mackenzie
has earned All-Pac 10 accolades twice. One of the top golfers in
Washington history, the senior holds school records in tournament
victories, top-10 finishes and rounds played. The Yakima, Wash.,
native competed in the Walker Cup last summer. Mackenzie opened the
season with a victory at the 2003 Opus Husky Invitational.
A three-time medalist this season, Nallen, a senior from
Hackettstown, N.J., earned first-team PING All-America honors in 2003
and has been named All-Pac 10 twice. Nallen's career stroke average
is the lowest in Arizona history and his current season stroke
average is on pace to set a school record. He competed on the United
States teams in both the 2003 Palmer Cup presented by Monster and
Walker Cup and has been named to the Palmer Cup team again this year.
Nallen was champion of the 2003 Northeast Amateur.
The 2003-04 NCAA Division I leader in tournament victories,
Stroud has earned medalist honors in six events this season and tied
for first in another. The four-time Southland Conference Player of
the Year, the senior from Groves, Texas, is ranked second in the
country in scoring average. A 2003 third-team PING All-America
selection, Stroud won the 103rd North and South Amateur last summer.
Stroud was recently named to represent the United States in the 2004
Palmer Cup presented by Monster.
The Hogan Award selection committee will name the recipient
of the 2004 Ben Hogan Award on May 6. The presentation banquet will
be held at Colonial Country Club on May 17, the Monday prior to the
Bank of America Colonial.
Hendrix a Hogan Award Finalist
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