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Watch List Named for 2011 The Ben Hogan Award Presented by Baird Private Wealth Management


Honor recognizes top amateur player in college golf

NORMAN, Okla. – Baird Private Wealth Management, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America, has announced the watch list for the 2011 The Ben Hogan Award. The most prestigious award in men’s college golf, the Hogan 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 a 12-month period.

Returning Hogan Award finalists Bud Cauley Alabama and Georgia’s Russell Henley lead a contingent that includes NCAA medalist Scott Langley of Illinois and U.S Amateur Champion Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State and runner-up David Chung of Stanford. Others on the 26-player watch list include Auburn’s Blayne Barber, Patrick Cantlay, Gregor Main and Pontus Widegren of UCLA, San Diego’s Alex Ching, Harris English of Georgia, Georgia Tech’s J.T. Griffin, Luke Guthrie of Illinois, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway, Bobby Hudson of Texas, Iowa’s Vince India, Lion Kim of Michigan, Claremont McKenna’s Tain Lee, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander and Patrick Reed, Fort Worth native and LSU golfer John Peterson, Andrew Putnam of Pepperdine, Florida’s Bank Vongvanij, Alabama’s Bobby Wyatt and Stanford’s Andrew Yun.

“Baird is proud to be the presenting sponsor of The Ben Hogan Award. This prestigious award showcases a commitment to working hard to achieve great outcomes, which aligns well with Baird’s values and our culture,” said Michael J. Schroeder, President of Baird’s Private Wealth Management group.

The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 14. The three finalists will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fourth Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 16.

A limited number of corporate tables and individual tickets are available for the Hogan Banquet. For more information, contact Colonial at (817) 840-2219.

About Baird
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird oversees and manages client assets of nearly $82 billion. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked number 14 on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2011 – its eighth consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at

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Hogan Award Watch List
(in alphabetical order)

Blayne Barber, Auburn
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Alex Ching, San Diego
David Chung, Stanford
Harris English, Georgia
J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Russell Henley, Georgia
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
Bobby Hudson, Texas
Vince India, Iowa
Lion Kim, Michigan
Scott Langley, Illinois
Tain Lee, Claremont McKenna
Gregor Main, UCLA
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State
John Peterson, LSU
Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
Pontus Widegren, UCLA
Bobby Wyatt, Alabama
Andrew Yun, Stanford