Lovemark A Finalist For The 2008 Hogan Award

May 12, 2008

Trojan sophomore Jamie Lovemark is among three finalists for the 2008 The Ben Hogan Award, Chesapeake Energy, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced.

Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State and Michael Thompson of Alabama join Lovemark as finalists.

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 junior college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the last 12 months.

The defending NCAA individual champion and 2007 PING First-Team All-America selection and Jack Nicklaus Award winner as the collegiate player of the year, Lovemark has posted another outstanding season. The sophomore from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., has seven top 10 finishes, including four in the top five. His best showings were runner-up finishes at both the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational and the United States Collegiate Championship. Lovemark advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur and made the cut at the 2007 AT&T National and 2008 Buick Invitational and finished second on the Nationwide Tour's Showdown at Somerby. He was also a member of the winning U.S. teams at both the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup.

The Hogan Award banquet will be held May 18 at Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, with the award recipient named that evening. The 1964 U.S. Open winner and former CBS golf analyst Ken Venturi will be the keynote speaker.

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