Patrick Cantlay won 2012 Hogan Award Photo by Tom Ward
UCLA Golfer Patrick Cantlay Edges Out Local Product Jordan Spieth To Win 2012 Hogan Award
In a live ceremony as part of tournament week activities at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the Ben Hogan Award was presented to UCLA golfer Patrick Cantlay as the nation’s top collegiate golfer. Cantlay is the top-ranked golfer in both the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings.
Cantlay was the low amateur at the 2012 Masters and finished second at the 2011 U.S. Amateur. Patrick Cantlay is in his sophomore year with the UCLA Bruins and was awarded the prestigious honor over two freshmen. Local product Jordan Spieth of the University of Texas and Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers finished behind Cantlay in the voting cast by members of the Hogan Award selection committee. ”This is great, especially after coming up short last year,” said Cantlay, “There’s three really good amateurs here and I feel fortunate that I’m the one they picked. It’s an honor to be here with them.” The event was held as the Colonial Country Club where this week’s PGA event will take place. Former Colonial Champion Dave Stockton (1967) was the evenings guest speaker. Lance Barrow of CBS Sports was the evening’s emcee. PGA Professional and long time participant at and with the Colonial golf tournament, Tom Ward, attended the event at the Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, Monday evening and reported on the event.