Nick Taylor Named On Hogan-Watch List

Feb. 9, 2009

SEATTLE -- University of Washington junior Nick Taylor has been included in the Golf Coaches Association of America's watch list for the Ben Hogan Award.

The recipient of the Hogan Award, given to collegiate golf's best player, will be named on May 22 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The 22-player list will be narrowed to semifinalists on April 16, and again down to three finalists on May 7 -- the first day of the NCAA Regional Tournaments. The Ben Hogan Award is presented to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III college golfer. Both collegiate and amateur competitions are judging criteria during a 12-month period.

Taylor has taken medalist honors in back-to-back collegiate tournaments this year, winning the CordeValle Collegiate in November to end the fall season and Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate last week to begin the spring season. In his other two fall tournaments, Taylor finished 16th out of 65 at the Gopher Invitational and seventh of 66 at the Husky Invitational. Both tournaments were in September.

In 2008, Taylor was a runner-up at the NCAA Championship tournament and the World Team Amateur. He is currently ranked as the No. 19 in Golfweek's collegiate rankings and No. 11 in the World Amateur Rankings. The two-year letterwinner was a 2008 PING All-America Honorable Mention, and qualified to play in the U.S. Open after winning a section qualifier in Creswell, Ore.

Hogan Award Watch List
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 Dodd, Sonoma State
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Mike Van Sickle, Marquette

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