April 12, 2017
NorCal’s Morikawa, McNealy Tabbed Hogan Award Semifinalists
Cal’s Collin Morikawa and Stanford’s Maverick McNealy are in the running for this year’s Ben Hogan Award.
The duo is among 10 semifinalists, as named by Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.
McNealy, winner of the 2015 NCGA Amateur Match Play Championship and currently the No.2 ranked amateur in the world, was a finalist for the award in both 2015 and 2016.
The Stanford senior has 11 career wins as a Cardinal, which currently matches Tiger Woods for the most in Stanford history.
Morikawa, a sophomore at Cal who’s at No.11 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, already has 14 Top-10 finishes in his two seasons with the Bears.
The Hogan Award 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 award’s selection committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is comprised of 24 leaders and experts in professional, amateur and collegiate golf.
On Wednesday, May 3, the group will be pared down to three finalists. The three finalists will then travel to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend a black-tie banquet where the winner will be crowned at Colonial Country Club on Monday, May 22, prior to the start of the PGA TOUR’s Dean & DeLuca Invitational.