Vanderbilt senior Theo Humphrey was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award on Tuesday, an honor bestowed on the top men’s college golfer, regardless of level.
Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the award, which is presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta).
Humphrey is Vanderbilt’s third Hogan Award semifinalist since 2015, joining Hunter Stewart (2015) and Matthias Schwab (2017). Humphrey is the Commodores’ leading scorer this season with a 69.73 single-season stroke average, the second-lowest in Commodore history, one individual championship (Schenkel Invitational) and five top 10 finishes.
The senior from Greenwich, Conn., is joined by Shintaro Ban, UNLV, Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State,
Doug Ghim, Texas, Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State, Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt, Collin Morikawa, California, Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech, Justin Suh, Southern California, Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss, and Norman Xiong, Oregon on the list.
Each semifinalist’s school will once again receive a scholarship grant for its men’s golf program. Since 2002, more than $500,000 in scholarships has been awarded to more than two dozen schools.
The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued in 1990 at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and included academic achievement in its original list of standards. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award began honoring the outstanding amateur collegiate golfer at Colonial Country Club.
Winners of the Ben Hogan Award have been: D.J. Trahan (Clemson, 2002), Ricky Barnes (Arizona, 2003), Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State, 2003), Bill Haas (Wake Forest, 2004), Ryan Moore (UNLV, 2005), Matt Every (Florida, 2006), Chris Kirk (Georgia, 2007), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State, 2008), Kyle Stanley (Clemson, 2009), Nick Taylor (Washington, 2010), Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State, 2011), Patrick Cantlay (UCLA, 2012), Chris Williams (Washington, 2013), Patrick Rodgers (Stanford, 2014) and Jon Rahm (Arizona State, 2015 and 2016), and Maverick McNealy (Stanford, 2017).