FORT WORTH, Texas – Clemson senior Jacob Bridgeman has been voted the Ben Hogan Award presented by PNC Bank March Golfer of the Month, becoming the first Tiger golfer to receive the honor since it began in August of 2019. He was previously a finalist for the monthly award in January of 2021.
Bridgeman, a senior, claimed medalist honors at two tournaments, including the PGA TOUR Canada Q School East 3 event where he shot a four-round 269 (-19) to place first among 109 players. His win earned him status to play on the MacKenzie Tour this summer. He followed with a college win at the Linger Longer Invitational after a 16-under-par 200.
Bridgeman’s final outing was a share of third at the Valspar Collegiate where he registered a 202 (-11). For the month, the native of Inman, S.C., had a 67.10 stroke average. He was previously named the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Golfer of the Month.
The other finalists for the monthly honor were Florida State’s Frederik Kjettrup and Vanderbilt’s Cole Sherwood. Fifteen total ballots were cast, with 12 coming from members of the Ben Hogan Award committee and the Friends of Golf as well as three social media fan ballots. Those votes were issued to the top vote getter on Instagram (Sherwood), Twitter (Sherwood) and Facebook (Kjettrup).
The Ben Hogan Award presented by PNC Bank is given annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate, amateur and professional competitions over the previous 12 months. The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued by the Friends of Golf at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles in 1990. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award moved to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and revised its criteria to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur and collegiate golfer.