Hogan Hopefuls

2018 Semifinalist: Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State

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Ben Ten Highlights

  • Is currently ranked among the top 25 in all four major rankings systems—Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking (5th), World Amateur Golf Ranking (7th), Golfstat College Ranking (8th) and Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (21st).
  • Ranked as the No. 1 amateur according to the European Golf Association.
  • Was a member of Team Europe for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup and will compete for Team International in the 2018 event.
  • Shared 12th place individually at the European Amateur Team Championship and helped Norway to an eighth-place showing in the team competition.
  • Tied for eighth individually at the 2017 NCAA Championships with a 72-hole score of 285 (-3).
  • Defeated 2017 Ben Hogan Award finalist Wyndham Clark in match play (2 and 1) at last year’s NCAA Championships.
  • Tied for fourth place at the final qualifying stage for the 2017 Open Championship, missing the last spot by just one position.
  • Has a 69.81 scoring average over 32 rounds during the 2017-18 season.
  • Owns six top-5 finishes and nine top-20s in 11 college tournaments this year.
  • Won the Valspar Collegiate with a 13-under score of 200.

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