Collegiate standouts Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Rodgers were named Thursday as finalists for the 2012 Hogan Award.
The award recognizes the top male collegiate golfer based upon their results in college and amateur competitions in the last 12 months.
Cantlay, a sophomore at UCLA, was a finalist for the award last year, won by Peter Uihlein. The other two finalists are freshmen, with Spieth shining at the University of Texas and Rodgers at Stanford. Rickie Fowler was the first freshman to be named a finalist in the award's history, winning in 2008.
Spieth won three times in his freshman season, earning Big 12 honors as Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Rodgers won a pair of events for the Cardinal in 2012.
Cantlay, who shot a record-low round of 60 in the Travelers Championship last summer on the PGA Tour, did not produce a college win in his second year. He was low amateur, however, at the 2011 U.S. Open and this year's Masters.
The winner will be announced May 21.