Five Named to Ben Hogan Award Watch List

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Five ACC men’s golfers have been named to the 2016 Ben Hogan Award Watch List, according to a joint announcement made by Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

The ACC is represented on the list by Duke’s Adam Wood, Florida State’s Hank Lebioda, Virginia’s Derek Bard, and Wake Forest’s Cameron Young and Will Zalatoris.

The most prestigious award in men’s college golf, The Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is issued 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 the past 12-month period. The Ben Hogan Award selection committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is comprised of leaders in professional, amateur and collegiate golf.

ACC student-athletes have won the award four times: Clemson’s Kyle Stanley in 2009, Wake Forest’s Bill Haas in 2004, Clemson’s D.J. Trahan in 2002, and North Carolina’s Mark Wilson in 1996.

The list of 10 semifinalists, which could include individuals not on the watch list, will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 13. On Tuesday, May 3, that group will be pared down to three finalists. The finalists will attend a black-tie banquet at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday, May 23, prior to the start of the PGA TOUR’s Colonial National Invitation Tournament, where the winner will be crowned. Last year’s Colonial champion, Chris Kirk (Georgia) won the 2007 Ben Hogan Award after finishing as a finalist in 2006.

For the full Ben Hogan Award Watch List, visit: http://theacc.co/1LhtXB9.