Schniederjans, Rahm top Hogan Award watch list


Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans is the top-ranked amateur in the country.

The Ben Hogan Award watch list was released Friday, with each of the top 10 and 19 of the top-25 players in Golfstat’s individual rankings represented. 

The Hogan Award is given annually to the top player in college and amateur golf during a 12-month period.

Leading the group of hopefuls is Georgia Tech senior Ollie Schniederjans, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world. Arizona State’s Jon Rahm is also likely to receive strong consideration for the award, along with Alabama's Robby Shelton, Texas’ Beau Hossler and Washington’s Cheng-Tsung Pan, who became the first player to be named to the watch list all four years of his college career.

Illinois (three) and Arizona State (two) were the only schools with multiple players named to the list. 

Here’s the full list, in alphabetical order:

Jimmy Beck, Kennesaw State

Brian Campbell, Illinois

Charlie Danielson, Illinois

Bryson Dechambeau, SMU

Thomas Detry, Illinois

Matt Gilchrest, Auburn

Gavin Green, New Mexico

Rico Hoey, USC

Beau Hossler, Texas

Kyle Jones, Baylor

Jack Maguire, Florida State

Denny McCarthy, Virginia

Lee McCoy, Georgia

Maverick McNealy, Stanford

Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington

Jon Rahm, Arizona State

Matt Rottluff, Arizona State

Xander Schauffele, San Diego State

Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech

Robby Shelton, Alabama

Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech

Clement Sordet, Texas Tech

Hunter Stewart, Vanderbilt

Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest

A list of 10 semifinalists will be released April 15, with the finalists announced on May 6. The winner will be named at a black-tie banquet at Colonial Country Club on May 18, prior to the start of the PGA Tour’s Crowne Plaza Invitational.