Hossler named finalist for Ben Hogan Award

Trenton Daeschner

Junior Beau Hossler was named one of three finalists for this year’s Ben Hogan Award on Tuesday. 

The two other finalists are Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and last year’s winner, Arizona State’s Jon Rahm. Hossler, McNealy and Rahm are currently ranked No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 in the Golfweek rankings, respectively.

The Ben Hogan Award recognizes the top men’s player across college golf — including NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and NJCA — for his accomplishments in the last 12 months.

Hossler has won an NCAA-best five times this season, with victories at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, Arizona Intercollegiate, John A. Burns Intercollegiate, Lamkin San Diego Classic and Augusta Invitational. The junior also won the Jones Cup Invitational, an amateur event, back in February.

Hossler is coming off a tied-for-second finish at the Big 12 Championship this past weekend. He has finished outside the top 10 only once in 10 starts for the Longhorns this season.

Hossler joins Jordan Spieth and Jeff Fahrenbruch as the only Longhorns to be named finalists for the award. Fahrenbruch won the award in 1997.

The winner will be announced on Monday, May 23, at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. He will also receive an exemption into next year’s Dean & DeLuca Invitational, a PGA Tour event annually hosted by the Colonial Country Club.