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Semifinalists Named for 2009 Ben Hogan Award Presented by Chesapeake Energy

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Semifinalists Named for 2009 Ben Hogan Award Presented by Chesapeake Energy

NORMAN, Okla. ? Chesapeake Energy, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the GCAA, has announced the 10 semifinalists for the 2009 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.

The semifinalists are Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Alabama?s Bud Cauley, Rickie Fowler and Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State, Southern California?s Matthew Giles, Billy Horschel of Florida, Clemson?s Kyle Stanley, Nick Taylor of Washington, Georgia Tech?s Cameron Tringale and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette.

The semifinalists were announced on Golfweek TV's College Weekely.  To view the video you can follow this link - Golfweek TV's College Weekly.

The three finalists named on May 7 will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fourth Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 22.

Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK) is the largest independent producer of clean-burning natural gas in the United States and is the most active driller in Texas. The company was recently recognized as the ?Best Managed Energy Company? by Forbes and one of the ?Top 100 Places to Work? by Fortune.

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

Hogan Award Semifinalists
(in alphabetical order)

Jorge Campillo, Indiana
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
Matthew Giles, Southern California
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
Billy Horschel, Florida
Kyle Stanley, Clemson
Nick Taylor, Washington
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette