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Jamie Howell of Eastern Florida State Recipient of Labron Harris Sr. Award
NORMAN, Okla – Jamie Howell, Head Men’s Golf Coast at Eastern Florida State College and a member of the North Florida PGA section was named winner of the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America in cooperation with The PGA of America. PGA of America Senior Director, Career Services Scott Kmiec presented the award at the GCAA National Convention. The Harris Award is presented to the college or high school coach and Class A PGA Professional whose support of the game through teaching, coaching and involvement in the community has helped ensure the continued growth of the game of golf and who represents the finest qualities the game has to offer. “My fellow coaches refer to me as “old school”. I take that as a compliment as I learned the profession from the “old school” and am proud to share that with today’s college players and all I come in contact within the game of golf,” said Howell. “Labron Harris Sr. blazed a trail in the world of collegiate golf few could ever hope to achieve. To be mentioned in the same breath as Labron Harris Sr. is humbling to say the least. I am proud to carry on the tradition he embodied in the PGA and the collegiate golf world.” Howell is in his 18th season with the Titans. In that time, Howell has totaled 48 tournament wins and 27 All-Americans, with three players winning NJCAA individual national titles. He was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2019 and has been named the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year in 2015 and was a finalist for the award in 2016. He has been the District Coach of the Year eight times in his career. The Titans have reached the NJCAA National Tournament in all 17 of Howell's seasons finishing as high second place, and third place twice. His 2006/2007 team was the Florida Community College Activities Association Male Academic team of the year for the state of Florida. Howell also played professionally in the PGA European Tour from 1988-1990. Howell follows in the footsteps of past Labron Harris Award recipients Jay Hardwick (Virginia Tech/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Devon Brouse (Purdue/Indiana PGA Section), the late Rod Myers (Duke/Carolina PGA Section), Herb Page (Kent State/Northern Ohio PGA Section), Jim Brown (Ohio State/Southern Ohio PGA Section), Pat Owen (U.S. Naval Academy/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Rick Pohle (Williams College/Northeastern New York PGA Section), John Bermel (Northern Iowa/Iowa PGA Section), Pat Goss (Northwestern/Illinois PGA Section), Mike Small (Illinois/Illinois PGA Section), Mike Mayer (Indiana/Indiana PGA Section), Puggy Blackmon (South Carolina/Carolinas PGA Section), Harry Hammond (West Chester/Philadelphia PGA Section), Scott Cartwright (Cal Poly/Southern California PGA Section), and Jerry Haas (Wake Forest/Carolinas PGA Section). -GCAA-
Jerry Rich Recognized with GCAA Lifetime Achievement Award
NORMAN, Okla – Jerry Rich, founder and architect of Rich Harvest Farms and founder of the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, has been selected as the eighth Lifetime Achievement honoree by the GCAA. Rich will officially be recognized at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet on Monday December 9th, in Las Vegas. Past GCAA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients include Karsten Solheim, Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Friends of Golf (FOG), Jim Awtrey, and Jim Nantz. Rich is the architect and owner of Rich Harvest Farms, a golf course that is consistently ranked in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Rich graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1961 with a degree in mathematics and earth science. After graduation, he went to work at Rich Inc., his father’s company. In the 1970s, he created the way Wall Street trading is still done today with the development of the integrated trading terminal. “It is an honor and a privilege to be put in the same category as the likes of [past award winners] Arnold Palmer and Karsten Solheim, but I’m just a man who loves collegiate golf,” said Rich. “It all started with supporting the golf teams at my alma mater, Northern Illinois University. I share this Lifetime Achievement Award with them, as well as my staff who have championed my vision.” Rich is most proud of the Kids Golf Foundation of Illinois, a non-profit junior golf organization housed at Rich Harvest Farms, which he founded with lifelong friend Don Springer in 1998. Since its inception, the Foundation has introduced 250,000 kids to the sport of golf. Aside from the Kids Golf Foundation, Rich has hosted over 50 amateur, collegiate, and professional tournaments during the past 20 years, including the 2009 Solheim Cup, the 2015 Palmer Cup, and the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships. Rich Harvest Farms will also become the first course to host the Arnold Palmer Cup twice, as the event will be held at RHF in 2021. -GCAA-
Trio Set for 2019 GCAA Hall of Fame Inductions
NORMAN, Okla. — The GCAA will induct two coaches and another for contributions – Dan Rogas of Lamar University who will be honored posthumously, Tommy Snell of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and Prominent Rules Official Bob Hooper into its 2019 Hall of Fame Class. The trio will be officially inducted at the GCAA Hall of Fame Reception and Awards Banquet Monday December 9th in Las Vegas. A coach for more than 30 years, Rogas began his coaching career with Lamar’s football program, where he served on staff from 1955-1971. In 1963, he also accepted the role of head golf coach, and began the process of building a powerhouse. In his first season on the links, Rogas led his squad to a Lone Star Conference title. The following year, the Cardinals moved into the Southland Conference and began a run of dominance that has not been equaled since. The Red and White never lost an SLC title from 1964 – 1973 – the Cards won more titles during that 10-year stretch than any other SLC school has won in its history. Rogas wrapped up his career being named Southland Conference Coach of the Year in 1981. That season marked the second time in his career that he received the league's individual honor, and the 12th time he guided Big Red to a conference title. Under Rogas' direction, the Cardinals won two Division II national titles reaching the pinnacle in 1967 and 1968. During that dominant stretch, Rogas was twice named the College Division National Coach of the Year. Tommy Snell has built a golf dynasty at Mississippi Gulf Coast, with his program coming off its ninth consecutive NJCAA Region 23 Championship and third straight top-four finish at the NJCAA Tournament. He has sent more than 40 golfers to four-year schools. Snell has been at Perkinston since 2000, and he was inducted into the NJCAA Men’s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015. His teams have also won seven MACJC championships and been runners-up six times, and he was the Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College Coach of the Year. Gulf Coast has sent golfers to the national tournament every year since 2002, and Snell was named Golf Pride Grips Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2018. Snell is very active on the national golf scene as a United States Golf Association rules official and committeeman. He is a frequent rules official at NCAA championships and is on the NCAA Division I national championship committee. It allows him to develop contacts for his far-reaching network of college coaches that enables Gulf Coast to send its golfers to the next level. Snell is on the Golf Coaches Association of America National Advisory Board, and he’s a weekly columnist for the Sun Herald. He was a U.S Open qualifying medalist in 1980 and winner of several amateur and professional tournaments. The 2005 winner of the Joe Dey Award, which recognizes an individual’s meritorious service to the game of golf as a volunteer, Hooper has had a long and illustrious career in the game. Hooper’s interest in the Rules of Golf came about after losing the Newark (Del.) Country Club men’s club championship because he didn’t know a Rule that would have won him the title. That led Hooper to attend USGA workshops on the games Rules and his success caught the attention of officials within the organization. A retired dentist, Hooper worked the inaugural U.S. Mid-Amateur in 1981 and then the 1982 U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open. He has worked as a Rules official at multiple Open’s since. He has also done 22 Senior Opens, along with several U.S. Amateurs, and Arnold Palmer Cup’s. ###
2018-19 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Announced
NORMAN, Okla. — Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II, NAIA, and NJCAA have been announced by the GCAA. Additionally, 60 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. It was a record setting year for the award as 540 student-athletes earned the title of All-America Scholar, the most since the awards inception in 1982. Out of the 555 honorees, 279 players were Division I selections, 113 in Division II, 24 NAIA recipients, and 18 NJCAA award winners. 2019 marks the first year in which NJCAA players are eligible for the award. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Division I Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Erick Alonso, Loyola (Maryland)
A.J. Armstrong, Washington State
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
Tommi Avant, Drake
Eric Bae, Wake Forest
Braden Bailey, Baylor
Preston Ball, Loyola (Maryland)
Spencer Ball, Mercer
Alec Bard, Penn State
Brett Barron, Georgia Southern
Bryan Baumgarten, Illinois
Bradley Bawden, Memphis
James Beckner, Middle Tennessee State
Ross Bell, Mississippi State
Brett Bennett, UC Santa Barbara
Tom Bevington, Western Kentucky
Eduardo Blochtein, Georgetown
Daniel Booker Jr., Belmont
Luigi Botta, Missouri
Jordan Boulton, Longwood
Beau Breault, Eastern Michigan
Beau Briggs, Ole Miss
Nick Brisebois, Columbia
Jake Brown, Indiana
Connor Bruns, Furman
Michael Busse, Austin Peay
Zak Butt, Winthrop
Alvaro Hernandez Cabezuela, Texas Rio Grande Valley
JC Campbell, Kansas State
Tadhg Campbell, New Mexico State
Ben Campbell, San Jose State
Sean Carlon, New Mexico
Brad A. Carpenter, Missouri State
Jack Casler, Cornell
Christian Cavaliere, Boston College
Tianyi Cen, Cornell
Ervin Chang, Liberty
Li Chen, Northern Colorado
Nicklaus Chian, Washington State
James Clark, Georgia Institute of Technology
Collin Clark, UTSA
Connor Coffee, Kennesaw State
Matthew Cole, Arkansas State
Jordan Costello, Utah
Harden Counsell, Georgetown
Nathan Cunningham, IUPUI
Brad Dalke, Oklahoma
Ryan Davis, Penn State
Miguel Delgado, Notre Dame
Thomas DeMarco, Northern Illinois
Morgan Deneen, Coastal Carolina
Lee Detmer, Wake Forest
Steven DiLisio, Duke
Patrick DiPasquale, Georgetown
Christopher Doody, Kent State
Bryce Dooley, Abilene Christian
Conor Dore, Southern Illinois – Edwardsville
Cooper Dossey, Baylor
Briggs Duce, Arizona
Nick Duggan, Rice
Danial Durisic, Little Rock
Joel Durnford, Illinois State
Jubal Early, Bucknell
Stuart Easton, Western Kentucky
Chandler Eaton, Duke
Josh Edgar, Georgia State
Joe Egan, Holy Cross
Jake Eklund, Kansas State
Callahan Elzey, Purdue Fort Wayne
Dan Erickson, Texas A&M
Lukas Euler, Kentucky
Guillaune Fanonnel, Louisiana Monroe
Jake Fendt, Kennesaw State
Ben Fernandez, Kansas State
Henry Fisher, Texas Rio Grande Valley
Kyle Flexsenhar, South Florida
States Fort, Coastal Carolina
Austin Fox, Pacific
Jayce Frampton, Weber State
Stephen Franken, North Carolina State
Kory D. Franks, Missouri State
Rory Franssen, Missouri
Thomas Frazier, Marshall
Hunter Fry, USC Upstate
Evan Gaesser, Indiana
Logan Bennet Gamm, Northern Kentucky
Jeremy Gandon, Kansas State
Grant Gavin, Southern Illinois – Edwardsville
Jake Gilkison, Dayton
Greg Gionfriddo, Seattle
Joao Girao, Louisiana Monroe
Garrett Glanton, Abilene Christian
Jake Godfrey, Utah Valley
Josh Goldenberg, Pennsylvania
Eduardo Gonzalez, UTEP
Will Gordon, Vanderbilt
Elliot Gothe, Charleston Southern
Will Grimmer, Ohio State
Kyle Grube, Robert Morris
Gill Gunnarsson, Georgia State
Blaine Hale, Oklahoma
Harry Hall, UNLV
Ben Hallam, California Baptist
Chase Harris, Memphis
Ryan Han, UC Davis
Chris Handy, Oakland
Chad Hardy, BYU
Nicklaus Harrington, Connecticut
Chase Harris, Memphis
William Harwood, Elon
Blake Hathcoat, St. Mary’s (CA)
Everton Hawkins, Northwestern
Max Hellstrom, New Orleans
Jimmy Hervol, Connecticut
David Hicks, William & Mary
Timmy Hildebrand, Purdue
Charlie Hillier, Kansas
Kelton Hirsch, BYU
Augustin Hole, New Mexico
Dominick Hoover, Cal Poly
Graysen Huff, Auburn
Trevor Hulbert, East Tennessee State
Brian Humphreys, Boise State
Pablo Heredia Iglesias, Bowling Green
Andrew Israelson, North Dakota State
Joseph Isaiah Jackson, Memphis
Lake Johnson, Chattanooga
Dawson Jones, Rhode Island
Joey Jordan, Virginia Tech
Zack Justice, Richmond
Zareh Kaloustin, Pennsylvania
Rasmus Karlsson, South Alabama
Walker Kesterson, Southern Mississippi
Geuntae Kim, East Tennessee State
Justin Kim, UNLV
Brody King, Rhode Island
Tripp Kinney, Iowa State
Colin Kober, Baylor
Amarin Kraivixien, Campbell
Anton Krecic, Cleveland State
Justin LaFrance, Loyola (Chicago)
Austin Lancaster, Austin Peay
Jack Lang, Davidson
Wyatt Larkin, Kennesaw State
David Laskin, Arizona
Eoin Leonard, Yale
Jordan Less, Northern Illinois
Rasmus Broholt Lind, Toledo
Edvin Lindgren, Eastern Kentucky
Erik Lindwall, Eastern Kentucky
Matthew Liston, Kentucky
Thomas Longbella, Minnesota
Logan Lowe, George Washington
Ryan Lumsden, Northwestern
Ethan Marcus, Arizona
Domenic Maricocchi, Dayton
Jackson Markham, SMU
Joshua Martin, North Carolina
Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt University
Nickolas Martinez, Houston Baptist
Roland Massimino, Kansas State
Philipp Matlari, West Virginia
Lukas J.McCalla, Missouri State
Mitchell McFarland, Akron
Mike McGilton, New Mexico State
Michael McKee, Winthrop
Max Mehles, Kentucky
Jack Melville, Delaware
Will Miles, South Carolina
Chris Mogg, Gonzaga
Cole Moore, Marshall
Collin Morikawa, California
Devin Morley, Louisville
Benjamin Morris, William & Mary
Tyler Munetake, Gonzaga
John Murdock, Wyoming
John Murphy, Louisville
Gen Nagai, Seton Hall
Matt Naumec, Boston College
Rhys Nevin, Tennessee
James Nicholas, Yale
Andreas Nielsen, Eastern Kentucky
Nick Nolan, Gonzaga
AJ Nolan, Presbyterian
Marc Norton, Oakland
William Nottingham, Clemson
Connor O'Brien, Bucknell
Brock Ochsenreiter, Indiana
AJ Ott, Colorado State
Jacob Otta, South Dakota State
Zack Overstreet, Seattle
Tanner Owens, Middle Tennessee State
Max Palmer, Robert Morris
Etienne Papineau, West Virginia
Settavut Paradee, UTEP
Rij Patel, Harvard
Cole Patterson, Presbyterian
Dave Perkins, Illinois State
Bjarki Petursson, Kent State
Jacob Carter Poore, Northern Kentucky
Luca Portelli, Texas Rio Grande Valley
Grant Powell, UNCG
Owen F. Quinn, Lehigh
Evan J. Quinn, Princeton
Ivan Ramirez, Texas Tech
Nolan Ray, Tennessee
Noah Reese, Evansville
Harrison Rhoades, North Carolina State
John Raftery, Bucknell
Ben Ramsey, Radford
Salvador Rocha, Northern Illinois
Grant Rogers, Rice
Thomas Rosenmueller, North Texas
Calvin Ross, Texas State
Logan Sabins, Butler
Stephen Saleeby, UNCW
Lars Sandvoll, Francis Marion
Thibault Santigny, Louisiana- Monroe
Ben Sattler, Ohio
McCain Schellhardt, Missouri Kansas City
Stanton Schorr, Mercer
Zachary Schroeder, Purdue Fort Wayne
Yannick Schutz, South Alabama
Sandy Scott, Texas Tech
Max Sear, West Virginia
Tyler See, UC Santa Barbara
Nick Sharp, Northern Colorado
Justin Sheparovich, UC Santa Barbara
Henry Shimp, Stanford
Kyle Slattery, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Alex Smalley, Duke
David Snyder, Stanford
Jacob Solomon, Auburn
Cam Solomon, Miami
Andy Spencer, Kansas
Charlie Spencer-White, DePaul
Andrew Spilman, UC Riverside
Hayden Springer, TCU
Austin Squires, Cincinnati
Peter Staalbo, South Alabama
Ryan Stachler, South Carolina
William Starkey, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Daniel Starzinski, Wyoming
Patrick Stephenson, East Carolina
Teagan Stephenson, Longwood
Scott Stevens, South Carolina
Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech
Zach Sudinsky, Eastern Michigan
Alex Summers, Texas Rio Grande Valley
Jesper Svensson, Campbell
Adam Szwed, Longwood
Pablo Rodriguez Tabernero Torres, Kennesaw State
Giovanni Tadiotto, Illinois
Benedikt Thalmayr, Jacksonville State
Jack Tolson III, Louisiana
Ben Tucker, James Madison
Will Voetsch, Ohio State
Jarle Volden, Purdue
Jonathon Wagoner, Arizona State
Andrew Walker, Michigan State
William Walker III, UAB
Thomas Walsh, Virginia
Jordan Warnock, USC Upstate
Justin Warren, Little Rock
Jackson Wetherbee, Western Illinois
Brandon Weaver, Longwood
Benton Weinberg, Iowa
Joel Wendin, Arkansas State
Jackson Wendling, Nebraska
Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State
Peyton Wilhoit, Southern Illinois
Matt Williams, Houston
James Wilson, George Mason
Harlan Winn, Samford
Timothy Wiseman, Ball State
Michael Wong, UC Riverside
Hayden Wood, Oklahoma State
Brandon Wu, Stanford
Orion Yamat, Loyola (Chicago)
Cameron Yeary, Tennessee Tech
Chris Yeom, Seton Hall
Hunter York, Southern Illinois
Cameron Young, Wake Forest
Simon Zach, Louisville
Sully Zagerman, Florida Atlantic Division II Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars Austin Alexander, Wayne State
Matt Anderson, Valdosta State
Valter Andersson, Young Harris
Will Barnett, CSU East Bay
Julian Bartucca, Tiffin
Rhett Bechtel, Southern Nazarene
Daniel Benson, West Georgia
Anthony Bolden , Wayne State
John Bolger, Young Harris
Tim Bombosch, Wingate
John Ryan Bonaobra, Central Missouri
Christian Bosso, West Florida
Harry Boyle, Lincoln Memorial
Shanren Brienen, Florida Tech
Sam Broadhurst, Lincoln Memorial
Michael Butler, Western Washington
Ryan Cahill, Georgia Southwestern State
Ethan Cairns, Coker
Lawrence Ce Liang, Academy of Art
Matthew Cocorikis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Philip Coles, Wingate
Kason Cook, Southwestern Oklahoma State
John-Crawford Counts, Delta State
Holden Crago, Central Oklahoma
Brayden Cruth, West Texas A&M
Matthew Dalrymple, King
Kyle DeCenzo, Florida Tech
Dylan DeWitt, Findlay
Alex Dice, Saginaw Valley State
Jack Duguid, Colorado - Colorado Springs
Erik Edwards, Indianapolis
Jed Enomoto, Holy Names
Michael Erickson, Post
Keenan Flemming, Maryville
Dario Gabriel, Cameron
Daniel Graves, Coker
Devin Gregg, Sonoma State
Anthony Guerrera, Post
Spencer Hackert, Bellarmine
Grant Haefner, Wayne State
Will Hall, Rollins
Zachery Harold, Coker
Blake Hartford, Texas A&M - Commerce
Ole Hatlelid, Southwestern Oklahoma State
Joseph Herrera, CSU East Bay
Parker Holekamp, Texas A&M International
Thitipong Homruen, Academy of Art
Hayden Hui, UCSD
Jacob Huizinga, West Florida
Chase Ibbotson, Florida Southern
Dylan Igo, Southern Nazarene
James Inman, Bellarmine
Juan Iturra, Flagler
Samuel Jones, West Georgia
Luke Kelly, Findlay
Justin Kim, Texas A&M International
Spencer Klimek, Indianapolis
Simon Knutsson, Saint Leo
Tomas Krivanec, Tiffin
Shkelqim Kukaj, St. Thomas Aquinas
Kinley Lee, Arkansas Monticello
Wanjoo Lee, Coker
Joseph Lemieux, Central Oklahoma
August Lindvall, USCA
Jared Lyons, Saginaw Valley State
Gregor MacIntosh, Harding
Gabriel Manotoc, Academy of Art
Cameron McCloskey, Tiffin
Zachary McClure, Holy Names
Clay McCrory, Colorado - Colorado Springs
Cameron McRae, Henderson State
Ondrej Melichar, Southern Nazarene
Jonathan Mulvany, CSU East Bay
Max Murai, CSU East Bay
Jake Newman, Maryville
Ainee O’Connor, Lenoir-Rhyne
Scott Odell, Lee
Jordan Oliver, CSU Chico
Juan Pallach, Oklahoma Christian
Scott Pechacek, Barton
Trystan Perkins, Rollins
Justin Plane, Barton
Dustin Pumford, Saginaw Valley State
Liam Purslowe, Hillsdale
Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez, St. Mary's
Samuel Reid, Tiffin
Brad Robinson, Lenoir-Rhyne
Blake Saffell, Ohio Dominican
Nilo Sanchez, Saint Leo
Logan Schweinefus, Upper Iowa
Nikolas Senkowski, Wayne State
Nick Shapiro, Henderson State
Dan Sheehan, USCA
Michael Silberberg, Rockhurst
Greg Smith, CSU East Bay
Ryan Smith, California University of Pennsylvania
Zachary Smith, Delta State
Niels Sorenson, Cameron
Andrew Spear, St. Edwards
Evan Spence, Lee
Jacob Stevenson, St. Mary's
Kelley Sullivan, CSU Chico
Corey Teaford, Bellarmine
Alastair Thurlow, Florida Tech
Daniel Trost, Rockhurst
Cody Troutman, Central Oklahoma
Tyler Uhlig, Texas - Tyler
Michael VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Pedro De La Vega, Western New Mexico
Andrew Wayman, Ohio Dominican
Niclas Weiland, Barry
Mitchell White, Grand Valley State
Jeffery Whitson, Arkansas Monticello
Robert Wilkinson, King
Joey Williams, Maryville
Antonio Lopez Woodworth, Post Additional Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars Dan Altieri, Swarthmore
Grady M. Anderson, North Carolina Wesleyan
Ben Balen, Concordia (TX)
Michael Barber, Millikin
Grant Brettnacher, Trine
Nick Brodbeck, Denison
Brett Buckingham, Augsburg
Reid Buzby, Middlebury
Thomas Conroy, Clarkson
Harrison Cooper, Augsburg
Jake Darr, Washington & Jefferson
Conner Davis, La Verne
Josh DeSain, Piedmont
Derick Disch, Wisconsin Lutheran
Christian Early, Denison
Derek Farrell, St. Thomas
Larkin Gross, Methodist
Damian Hammond, Skidmore
Jacob L. Hash, Franklin
Kyle Henofer, Arcadia
Michael Hunt, McMurry
Hisham Hussein, La Verne
Thomas Iturbe, Birmingham Southern
Trent Jones, Willamette
Pat Kawakami, Kenyon
Griffin Kern, Piedmont
Nicholas Knowlton, Trine
Dakota Krech, Augsburg
Joseph Lesueur, Trine
Nicholas Ludka, Kalamazoo
Colin MacLane, Birmingham Southern
Ryan Mallette, Wittneberg
Wil Manuel, Maryville (Tenn)
Gray Matthews, Sewanee
Todd Mieske, Trine
Philippe Morin, Middlebury
Jack Mulligan, Rochester
Tommy Oliver, Sewanee
Sean Paul Owen, Oswego State
David Packer, Middlebury
Jack Ritchay, St. Thomas
Gabriel Rossi, Skidmore
Lane Roye, McMurry
Kenneth Sheldon, Willamette
Tom Sheran, UMASS Dartmouth
Graham Sherard, Earlham
Mariano Silvestri, North Carolina Wesleyan
Andrew Skibski, Adrian
Luke Smith, Hardin-Simmons
Brady Thomas, Wisconsin- Eau Claire
John Luke Thornton, North Carolina Wesleyan
Joshua Turich, Ohio Northern
Nic Vandeventer, Sewanee
Travis Veenhuis, Kalamazoo
Tyler Vincent, Methodist
Hiromitsu Washizu, North Central
Jackson Williams, Franklin
Robert Williams, Kenyon
Cameron Willis, Wittenberg
Dustin H. Wood, North Carolina Wesleyan
Austin Zapp, Hanover
See Previously Released DIII Scholars
NAIA Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars Sport Allmond, Dalton State
Karsten Briley, The Masters
Christian Brown, Keiser
Jin Ho (Peter) Choi, Sterling
Jin Beom (Paul) Choi, Sterling
Ben Gardner, Carroll
Garrett Hogan, Embry Riddle (AZ)
Luke Janning, Midland
JR Kanemura, Doane
HoTae Kim, Rocky Mountain
Scott Marston, Taylor
Eli Marty, Martin Methodist
Jake McWhorter, Reinhardt
Connor Mickens, Bethel (KS)
Sentanio Minnie, Wayland Baptist
Nate Morris, Taylor
Matthew Payne, SCAD Atlanta
Jeremy Ray, Taylor
Roger Sack, Doane
Stephen Santora, Carroll
Michael Tait, Rocky Mountain
Joseph Vest, Midland
Chris Whitney, Reinhardt
Futa Yamagishi, Texas Wesleyan
NJCAA Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars Owen Burt, Central Alabama
Noah Dennis, Central Alabama
Leon D'Souza, South Mountain
Beck Fox, Eastern Florida State
Lewis Hopkinson, North Central Missouri
Keaton Inglis, Muskegon
Miles Jackson, Mississippi Gulf Coast
Rasmus Konradsson, Andrew
Brett Mattson, Northeastern
Branden Meyer, South Mountain
Jeffrey Miller, South Mountain
Carter Nicholson, Mississippi Gulf Coast
Caleb O'Toole, Central Alabama
Oliver Pearson, Southwestern
Jack Poole, Central Alabama
Reinhardt Saundersson, Southwestern
Jacob Smith, South Mountain Community
Brice Wilkinson, Mississippi Gulf Coast
GCAA Announces 2018-19 Outstanding Team Academic Award Winners
NORMAN, Okla —New Mexico (Division I), Newberry (Division II), Augsburg (Division III), SCAD - Atlanta (NAIA), Dodge City (NJCAA DI), and North Central Missouri (NJCAA DII) were all named Academic National Champions for finishing with the top GPA in their respective divisions, announced by the GCAA. Newberry finished with the top overall GPA in all divisions, finishing the 2018-19 season with a 3.84 team GPA. This is the first Academic National Champion Award for Newberry, while they are also the first Division II school to win the award since its inception. A total of 202 schools submitted GPA’s of 3.0 or above, with 34 of those schools earning Presidents Special Recognition Honors, finishing with a team GPA of 3.5 and above. “We are very pleased to have earned this award, and to be recognized by the GCAA as the Academic National Champion for men’s golf,” said Newberry Head Coach Howard Vroon. “Collegiate golf is incredibly time consuming for the student-athlete. This 2018-19 team worked extremely hard in the classroom and on the golf course, and this award will be very well received here on our campus,” Vroon continued. “Many thanks to the GCAA for organizing this award and for recognizing our student-athletes for their hard work and impressive achievement in the classroom.” To be eligible for GCAA Outstanding Team Academic honors a college or university must submit GPAs for each player on their official squad list for the academic year.
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Academic National Champions Division I – New Mexico
Division II – Newberry
Division III – Augsburg
NAIA – SCAD – Atlanta
NJCAA I – Dodge City
NJCAA II – North Central President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 GPA or above) Division I
Baylor
Davidson
Duke
East Tennessee State
Harvard
Loyola (Chicago)
Loyola (Maryland)
Robert Morris
Seattle
Seton Hall
SMU
Cincinnati
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
Toledo
Weber State
Wyoming
Yale
Youngstown State Division II
Newberry
Florida Southern
Maryville
West Georgia
West Texas A&M Division III
Augsburg
Edgewood
Kalamazoo
Swarthmore
UT-Dallas
Wabash
Washington & Lee
Webster NAIA
SCAD – Atlanta NJCAA I
Dodge City NJCAA II
North Central Missouri All-Academic Teams
(3.0 GPA or better) Division I
Abilene Christian
Air Force
Akron
Arizona
Arkansas State
Baylor
Belmont
Boston College
Bowling Green
Bradley
California
California Baptist
Canisius
Cincinnati
Coastal Carolina
Colgate
Colorado State
Columbia
Connecticut
Cornell
Davidson
DePaul
Detroit Mercy
Drake
Duke
East Carolina
East Tennessee
Eastern Michigan
Elon
Evansville
Florida
Florida Atlantic
Florida State
Francis Marion
Furman
George Mason
George Washington
Georgetown
Georgia Southern
Georgia State
Hartford
Harvard
Hawaii
High Point
Holy Cross
Houston Baptist
Illinois
Illinois State
Incarnate Word
Indiana
Iowa State
IUPUI
James Madison
Kennesaw State
Liberty
Little Rock
Longwood
Louisiana-Monroe
Louisiana Tech
Louisville
Loyola (Chicago)
Loyola (Maryland)
Marquette
Marshall
Miami – Ohio
Michigan State
Minnesota
Missouri
Missouri State
New Mexico
New Mexico State
Northern Illinois
Northwestern
North Alabama
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Northern Colorado
Northern Kentucky
Oakland
Ohio State
Old Dominion
Oral Roberts
Pennsylvania
Presbyterian
Purdue Fort Wayne
Radford
Rhode Island
Rice
Richmond
Robert Morris
Saint Joseph’s
San Jose State
Seattle
Seton Hall
SMU
Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois – Edwardsville
South Alabama
South Carolina
South Florida
Southern Mississippi
Stanford
Tennessee
Tennessee at Chattanooga
Texas Rio Grand Valley
Texas Tech
Toledo
UAB
UCLA
UNC Charlotte
UNC Greensboro
UNC Wilmington
UNLV
USC - Upstate
UTSA
Utah
Utah Valley
Virginia
Valparaiso
Vanderbilt
VCU
Villanova
Weber State
West Virginia
Winthrop
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All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol Honorees Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – The 24 honorees for the 2019 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2018-19 collegiate season. The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 23 major championships. The All-Nicklaus team is comprised of Sam Broadhurst of Lincoln Memorial, Midland College’s Callum Bruce, Leon D’Souza of South Mountain, Georgia Southern’s Steven Fisk, Jorge Garcia of Barry, Hope’s Josh Gibson, Will Gordon of Vanderbilt, Nova Southeastern’s Juan Jose Guerra, Cole Hammer of Texas, Oklahoma State’s Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff, Coastal Georgia’s Mark David Johnson and Eli Scott, Huntingdon’s Drew Mathers, Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas of Keiser, Guilford’s James Mishoe, Collin Morikawa of California, Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer, Caleb O’Toole of Central Alabama, Florida State’s John Pak, Justin Suh of Southern California, Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Brice Wilkinson, and Arizona State’s Chun An Yu. About Barbasol:
Barbasol is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For the past 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is now proud to offer a comprehensive assortment of premium razors. Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razors are available at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com. 2019 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol Sam Broadhurst, Lincoln Memorial
Callum Bruce, Midland College
Leon D’Souza, South Mountain
Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern
Jorge Garcia, Barry
Josh Gibson, Hope
Will Gordon, Vanderbilt
Juan Jose Guerra, Nova Southeastern
Cole Hammer, Texas
Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
Zach James, Southeastern Oklahoma State
Mark David Johnson, Coastal Georgia
Drew Mathers, Huntingdon
Carl Didrik Meen Fosaas, Keiser
James Mishoe, Guilford
Collin Morikawa, California
Bryson Nimmer, Clemson
Caleb O’Toole, Central Alabama
John Pak, Florida State
Eli Scott, Coastal Georgia
Justin Suh, Southern California
Brice Wilkinson, Mississippi Gulf Coast
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
Chun An Yu, Arizona State  
Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – The GCAA in conjunction with Golf Pride Grips today announced the six outstanding collegiate golf coaches receiving the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips. Golf Pride Grips will present the coaches with their awards during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA National Convention on December 9. Conrad Ray of Stanford (Division I), Lynn’s Andy Walker (Division II), Jim Ott of Illinois Wesleyan (Division III), Texas Wesleyan’s Bobby Cornett (NAIA), Walt Williams of Midland College (NJCAA Division I), and Aaron Puetz of South Mountain (NJCAA Division II) earned coach of the year honors for 2019. Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year were also named. Ray helped lead Stanford to a six-win 2018-19 season, including taking home the 2019 NCAA Division I National Championship. The Cardinal only finished outside of the top ten one time this campaign. Along with the NCAA Championship, Stanford took home the 2019 Pac-12 Championship and posted a 12-shot victory on the Stanford Regional. Walker claimed the NCAA Division II National Championship in his first season at Lynn. The national title was one of five victories for the Fighting Knights this season. Lynn was also runner-up three times and did not place outside the top six in 12 events. Lynn was ranked second in the final regular season Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Ott led Illinois Wesleyan to eight wins in 11 tournaments during the 2018-19 campaign. The latest victory coming in the NCAA Division III National Championships, where the Titans took home a three-shot victory. Illinois Wesleyan also added a victory at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships, where five Titans finished in the top six of the individual standings. Illinois Wesleyan’s did not finish outside of the top 10 all season long. Cornett helped lead the Rams to their first National Championship since 1999 after taking the NAIA title by 11 strokes. Cornett was also named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after leading Texas Wesleyan to its first SAC championship. The Rams did not finish outside of the top six in any of their events over the season. Williams’s Midland College was victories in nine of its 13 tournaments this season. The Chaps finished third in the NJCAA Division I National Championships, while Midland Sophomore Callum Bruce won the individual title and was named a repeat Jack Nicklaus Award recipient. Midland closed out the regular as the top-ranked NJCAA Division I team for seven-straight rankings in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. Puetz led South Mountain to the NJCAA Division II National Championship, making it their 12th event over the season where they either won outright or tied for the team crown. The one tournament the Cougars did not win outright contained a field primarily of four-year institutions. Along with the team national championship, South Mountain Sophomore Leon D’Souza captured the individual medalist honors, winning by two strokes. About Golf Pride Grips:
For 70 years, Golf Pride has been the global leader in golf grip innovation and technology, from the invention of the slip-on grip to groundbreaking advancements in cord with our new Brushed Cotton Technology (BCT®) to the introduction of the ALIGN Technology. Today, Golf Pride® has laid claim to more major wins than any other grip company. More than 80% of Tour professionals choose to play our grips and not one is paid to do so. And in this age of multi-million dollar endorsement deals, that’s the strongest endorsement of all. So, whether you’re a Tour pro playing a major, a rising amateur, or an everyday golfer, you can rest assured knowing you’re playing the #1 Grip in Golf, visit www.golfpride.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GolfPride. Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award Presented by Golf Pride Grips Division I - Conrad Ray, Stanford
Division II - Andy Walker, Lynn
Division III - Jim Ott, Illinois Wesleyan
NAIA - Bobby Cornett, Texas Wesleyan
NJCAA Division I - Walt Williams, Midland
NJCAA Division II - Aaron Puetz, South Mountain Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year Division I
Northeast - Colin Sheehan, Yale
East - Jerry Haas, Wake Forest
Southeast - Scott Schroeder, North Florida
Midwest - Mike Small, Illinois
Central - Jason Enloe, SMU
West - Conrad Ray, Stanford Division II
East - Matt Arvanitis, Southern New Hampshire
Atlantic - Will Johnson, Charleston (WV)
Southeast - Travis Muncy, Lincoln Memorial
South - Andy Walker, Lynn
Midwest - Gary Bissell, Grand Valley State
Central - Derek Schaub, Lindenwood
South Central - David Lynn, Oklahoma Christian
West - Val Verhunce, Sonoma State Division III
Northeast - Matthew Greason, Trinity (CT)
Mid-Atlantic - Dan Rodgers, Carnegie Mellon
South - Dave Schreyer, Huntingdon
Great Lakes - Michael Leotta, Wittenberg
Central - Jim Ott, Illinois Wesleyan
West - Greg Sigler, Southwestern (TX) NAIA
North - Cameron Andry, Taylor
South - Mike Cook, Coastal Georgia
Central - Bobby Cornett, Texas Wesleyan
West - Clayton Sikorski, Ottawa (AZ) NJCAA Division I
District I - Zach Smith, Eastern Wyoming
District II - Walt Williams, Midland College
District III - Chris Young, Hutchinson
District IV - Dave Jennings, Central Alabama NJCAA Division II
East - Tommy Snell, Mississippi Gulf Coast
Central - Corbin Sebens, Parkland
West - Aaron Puetz, South Mountain
Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol Recipients Announced
DUBLIN, Ohio – Matthew Wolff of Oklahoma State, Barry’s Jorge Garcia, Josh Gibson of Hope, Coastal Georgia’s Mark David Johnson, and Midland College’s Callum Bruce have been named the 2019 recipients of the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels. In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship, held July 18-21, at the Champions at Keene Trace in Lexington, Ky. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 1 at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus played collegiate golf for the Buckeyes. Mr. Nicklaus will recognize the Nicklaus Award recipients the following day at 10 am during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club. “We are honored to sponsor the Jack Nicklaus Award and to offer the Barbasol Shootout winner an exemption into the Barbasol Championship,” said Tom Murray, CEO of Perio Inc., the parent company of Barbasol. “To earn the exemption, regardless of Division, offers a unique and life-changing opportunity to play in a PGA TOUR event.” Wolff, the Division I Nicklaus Award recipient, will also receive an exemption to the following year’s Memorial Tournament. Division I: A six-time winner during his sophomore season, Wolff has registered a scoring average of 68.69 in 34 rounds played. The Agura Hills, California, native was most recently crowned NCAA Division I Individual National Champion after his five-shot victory at The Blessings Golf Course in Fayetteville, Arkansas. A PING First-Team All America selection, Wolff also has nine top-10 finishes in his 12 starts over the 2018-19 season. Division II: Garcia produced four victories during his senior campaign in 2018-19. The Sunshine State Conference Golfer of the year, and PING First Team All-America honoree placed inside the top-10 in all 12 events he participated. Garcia registered a scoring average of 69.76 over his 33 rounds played. Division III: Gibson becomes the first Division III repeat recipient of the Nicklaus Award, and the 7th two-time honoree in the award’s history. The Grandville, Michigan, native has posted six victories this season, and has did not place outside the top-10 in his 15 starts in 2018-19. NAIA: The Sun Conference Player of the Year, Johnson had four victories in his 11 starts over 2018-19, including winning the 2019 NAIA Individual National Championship. The St. Simmons Island, Georgia, native was also named a PING First Team All-America selection and has only finished outside of the top-10 twice. NJCAA: Bruce claimed the Nicklaus Award for the second straight year and is only the second NJCAA repeat recipient. A sophomore from Banff, Scotland, he has posted five victories this season, including the NJCAA Division I Championship. Bruce has four additional top-five showings and only placed outside the top 10 once in 13 events. He was previously named PING First-Team All-America. Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Winners of the Nicklaus Award include Tiger Woods (1996), Phil Mickelson (1990-92), David Duval (1993), Justin Leonard (1994), Stewart Cink (1995), Justin Thomas (2012), and Jon Rahm (2016) among many others. About Barbasol:
Barbasol is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For the past 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is now proud to offer a comprehensive assortment of premium razors. Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razors are available at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com.
Division I Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol Finalists Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – Five finalists have been named for the 2019 Division I Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. Victor Hovland and Matthew Wolff of Oklahoma State, Collin Morikawa of California, Clemson’s’ Bryson Nimmer, and Justin Suh of Southern California are finalists for the award. The winner will be announced May 30. The Award presentation will be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and presented by award namesake Jack Nicklaus during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship, held July 18-21, at the Champions at Keene Trace in Lexington, Ky. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 1 at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus played collegiate golf for the Buckeyes. Hovland has three victories during the 2019 season and has registered a scoring average of 68.59 in 22 rounds played. In those 22 rounds, 16 have been in the 60’s. Hovland also has six top-ten finishes and finished solo second at the Big 12 Championship. The junior from Oslo, Norway was recently named the Ben Hogan Award winner. The PAC-12 player of the year, Morikawa owns a scoring average of 68.65 over 34 rounds played. A native of La Canada Flintridge, California, Morikawa posted top five finishes in nine of his ten starts in 2019, including two victories, most recently winning the PAC-12 championship. A Bluffton, S.C., native, Nimmer was most recently named ACC Player of the Year. In his 33 rounds this season, Nimmer has a scoring average of 69.06, with 22 of those rounds in the 60’s. Nimmer has ten top-ten finishes in his eleven starts of 2019 while also picking up two victories. An All PAC-12 selection, Suh owns a scoring average of 69.12 over his 31 rounds played. The Senior from San Jose, California, Has six overall top-five finishes, eight top-10 results as well as 10 top-15 finishes in 2019. A five-time winner his sophomore season, Wolff has registered a scoring average of 68.58 in his 31 rounds. In addition to his five victories the Agura Hills, California, native has placed top-ten in eight of his eleven starts. Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. About Barbasol:
Barbasol is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For the past 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. Barbasol is now proud to offer a comprehensive assortment of premium razors. Barbasol Shaving Cream and Razors are available at retailers nationwide. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. For more information on Barbasol, visit www.Barbasol.com.
Oklahoma State's Hovland Named 2019 Ben Hogan Award Winner
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 20, 2019) – Oklahoma State junior Viktor Hovland was named the winner of the 2019 Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) Monday night at a black-tie dinner at Colonial Country Club. The Hogan Trophy Award Foundation, Friends of Golf (FOG) and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) made the joint presentation. Hovland is the fourth winner from Oklahoma State since the award moved to Colonial, joining Hunter Mahan (2003), Rickie Fowler (2008) and Peter Uihlein (2011). In addition, Hovland is the second European recipient ever, joining Spaniard Jon Rahm (2015, 2016). Hovland is currently ranked first in three major ranking systems–World Amateur Golf Ranking, Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking. In addition, he is listed second in the Golfstat College Ranking. Last month, he claimed the Silver Cup as the low amateur at the 2019 Masters Tournament after tying for 32nd place. The native of Oslo, Norway, won the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship title, tying the record for the fewest holes played in a U.S. Amateur since 1979 in the process. He was the runner up at last year’s European Amateur, reached the round of 16 at the Amateur Championship and tied for eighth at the World Amateur Team Championship. He also represented Europe at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup. Including the Masters, Hovland gained entrance into four PGA TOUR events in 2018-19. Hovland tied for 40th at the PGA TOUR’s 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational, and also earned starts at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Farmers Insurance Open. During college play, the junior recorded three victories, collecting titles at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, East Lake Cup and The Prestige. In addition, he has placed among the top 12 in all eight tournaments, including runner-up showings at the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Louisville Regional. For the season, Hovland boasted a stroke average of 68.59 with 15 of his 22 rounds in the 60s. He shared 11th place at the 2018 NCAA Championship. The Ben Hogan Award is given annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the past 12 months. The selection committee is made up of 30 leaders and experts in amateur, college and professional golf. In addition, all past Hogan Award winners are eligible to vote in the final round. In order to determine the winner, each ballot cast ranked the group of three finalists, which included Hovland, California senior Collin Morikawa and Oklahoma State sophomore Matthew Wolff. The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued by FOG in 1990 at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and also included academic achievement in its original list of standards. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award moved to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Hogan’s hometown and the site of five of his PGA TOUR victories. At that time, it revised its criteria to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur and collegiate golfer. In 2005, the tradition of inviting the three finalists began. In addition to Mahan, Fowler and Uihlein, the Cowboys also had a pair of winners at Bel-Air in Kevin Wentworth (1990) and Trip Kuehne (1995). Both the four winners at Colonial and six overall winners are the most by any school in the country. Hovland is the second straight Big 12 Conference recipient, following Texas’ Doug Ghim. Ghim presented Hovland with the bronze Hogan trophy, while Eddie Merrins of FOG awarded the Hogan crystal. In addition, Hovland also received the first invitation into the PGA TOUR’s 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge from tournament chairman Rob Hood. Since 2002, the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to over two dozen schools. This year, nearly $70,000 in grants will be distributed, with $30,000 going to the winner’s university, $15,000 to the two finalists’ schools. Contributions also will be made to the GCAA and the charity of choice of Jon Rahm, this year’s featured guest. Winners of the Ben Hogan Award include three golfers currently ranked in the top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR)—No. 10 Fowler (2008), No. 11 Rahm (2015, 2016) and No. 14 Patrick Cantlay (2012). Other recipients include: Ricky Barnes (2003), Matt Every (2006), Ghim (2018), Bill Haas (2004), Chris Kirk (2007), Mahan (2003), Maverick McNealy (2017), Ryan Moore (2005), Patrick Rodgers (2014), Kyle Stanley (2009), Nick Taylor (2010), D.J. Trahan (2002), Uihlein (2011) and Chris Williams (2013). Ben Hogan Award winners have collected 37 PGA TOUR victories, have played on eight Ryder Cup teams and 10 Presidents Cup teams and have amassed more than $225 million in winnings. Past winners in attendance on Monday included Fowler, Ghim, Rahm and Chris Williams. –TheBenHoganAward.org– About Konica Minolta Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 12 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America’s Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. 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Kirakossian Recipient of Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade Golf Company
NORMAN, Okla. – Arizona State’s Armen Kirakossian has been selected recipient of the 2019 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade Golf Company as selected by the GCAA. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom. Kirakossian is in his second season at Arizona State after serving two years as assistant at Pepperdine. This season the Sun Devils have posted four team victories - all in the spring - in addition to five runner-up finishes. Arizona State posted three team wins in Kirakossian’s first campaign. While at Pepperdine he helped the Waves to their best finish at the NCAA Championships and best end-of-season ranking since 2004. Prior to his stint at Pepperdine Kirakossian was the head coach at his alma mater, Texas Pan American. “What a humbling honor it is to be named the Jan Strickland Award recipient,” said Kirakossian. “I can’t thank the players enough for the amazing relationships and the effort they give everyday and Arizona State University for giving me the opportunity to do what I love at a place with such a high commitment to excellence. Big thank you to both head coaches Matt Thurmond and Michael Beard for their friendship and mentorship. They have both shaped me into the coach I am today and I am forever grateful of that. To my wife for being my greatest supporter, always standing by my side. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the GCAA, TaylorMade, and the Strickland Award Committee for their hard work and time during the selection process. It is such a privilege to coach college golf and I wake up every day with a passion to build the program and help our student-athletes achieve their dreams.” TaylorMade Golf Company has sponsored the Strickland Award since its inception in 2003.
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Rank   Name - Men   School       Rank   Name - Men   School    
1.    Peter Kuest    BYU       1.    Adrien Pendaries    Duke    
2.    John Augenstein    Vanderbilt       2.    Sandy Scott    Texas Tech     
3.    Noah Goodwin    SMU       3.    Jack Trent    UNLV     
4.    David Perkins    Illinois State       4.    Matthew Anderson    San Francisco    
5.    Jonathan Brightwell    UNC Greensboro       5.    John Axelsen    Florida     
6.    Kyle Hogan    Texas Tech       6.    Mark Power    Wake Forest     
     Name - Women    School            Name - Women    School     
1.    Kaitlyn Papp    Texas       1.    Angeline Ye    Stanford     
2.    Allisen Corpuz    Southern California       2.    Pimnipa Panthong    Kent State    
3.    Rachel Kuehn    Wake Forest       3.    Sophie Guo    Texas    
4.    Kenzie Wright    Alabama       4.    Linn Grant    Arizona State    
5.    Kaitlin Milligan    Oklahoma       5.    P. Roussin-Bouchard    South Carolina    
6.    Allyson Geer Park    Michigan State       6.    Yu-Sang Hou    Arizona    
 
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