Tuesday, February 10, 2009 | Golf
WSU's Garza Named to Hogan Watch List

NORMAN, Okla. – Chesapeake Energy, 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 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.

Last year’s Hogan recipient Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State highlights a list that also includes returning PING First-Team All-America selections Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Stanford’s Sihwan Kim and Jamie Lovemark of Southern California and World Team Amateur participants Billy Horschel of Florida and Washington’s Nick Taylor. Others on the 22-player watch list include Texas A&M’s Bronson Burgoon, Bud Cauley and Matthew Swan of Alabama, Point Loma Nazarene’s Sam Cyr, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Southern California’s Matthew Giles, Russell Henley, Adam Mitchell and Hudson Swafford of Georgia, Oklahoma State’s Trent Leon, UNLV’s Eddie Olson, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, UAB’s Zack Sucher, Jarin Todd of Sonoma State, Georgia Tech’s Cameron Tringale and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette.

The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 16. 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 Watch List
(in alphabetical order)
Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M
Jorge Campillo, Indiana
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Sam Cyr, Point Loma Nazarene
Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
Dustin Garza, Wichita State
Matthew Giles, Southern California
Russell Henley, Georgia
Billy Horschel, Florida
Sihwan Kim, Stanford
Trent Leon, Oklahoma State
Jamie Lovemark, Southern California
Adam Mitchell, Georgia
Eddie Olson, UNLV
Kyle Stanley, Clemson
Zack Sucher, UAB
Hudson Swafford, Georgia
Matthew Swan, Alabama
Nick Taylor, Washington
Jarin Todd, Sonoma State
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette