Rosenfeld named to 2005 Ben Hogan Award
NORMAN, Okla. -- Junior Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas) was named to the 2005 Ben Hogan Award "Watch List" announced the Bank of America, in cooperation with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Thursday, Feb. 17. 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.
Rosenfeld, an Honorable Mention All-American as a freshman and sophomore, has three top-three finishes out of five events including a tie for first at the Western Refining All-America Classic in December. A key member of Texas' Big 12 Championship teams over the past two seasons, Rosenfeld currently holds a stroke average of 71.2. In addition to his play on the course, Rosenfeld earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors as a sophomore.
The inaugural Ben Hogan Award was presented in 1990 by the Friends of Golf to a player exhibiting excellence in academics as well as college golf. UT's Jeff Fahrenbruch won the Hogan Award in 1997.
The Hogan Award selection committee will announce 10 semi-finalists on March 24 and name three finalists on April 20. The three finalists will attend The Hogan Award banquet on Saturday, May 14 at Colonial Country Club – the Saturday prior to the Bank of America Colonial - with the recipient announced that evening.
Rosenfeld and the Longhorns will return to the course on Friday, March 11, when they travel to Las Vegas, Nev. to compete at the UNLV Rebel Classic.