Junior PATRICK RODGERS has been named winner of the 2014 Ben Hogan Award by the Colonial Country Club, the Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The Ben Hogan Award 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 the 12-month period dating from the previous award’s banquet. The Ben Hogan Award selection committee is made up of 24 leaders and experts in amateur, college and professional golf.
The first honoree in Stanford history, Rodgers is the world’s top-ranked amateur golfer, according to both the World Amateur Golf Ranking and the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking. Teammate CAMERON WILSON was a finalist for the award.
In 11 tournaments this year, Rodgers, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, boasts nine top-10 finishes and a stroke average of 69.41. On the amateur circuit, he was a member of the winning United States Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams in 2013 and finished with a 5-1-2 record. Last summer, he was the medalist at the Western Amateur and reached the round of 16 in match play at both the Western Amateur and the United States Amateur. In addition, he tied for 15th place at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic last July.
Visit the GoStanford website to learn more and to watch a video in which Rodgers offers a few tips for succeeding on the challenging Stanford Golf Course.