FORT WORTH, Texas (April 12, 2022) — The three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award presented by PNC Bank’s March Golfer of the Month honor have been announced. The trio includes Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman, Florida State’s Frederik Kjettrup and Vanderbilt’s Cole Sherwood.
Bridgeman, a senior from Inman, S.C., took medalist honors at two tournaments, including the PGA TOUR Canada Q School after shooting a four-round 269 (-19). 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, he had a 67.10 stroke average.
Kjettrup, a sophomore from Aabybro, Denmark, notched three top-5 collegiate finishes in the month, including co-medalist honors at the All-American Intercollegiate where he posted a two-round 3-under-par 141. Additionally, he grabbed runner-up honors at the Valspar Collegiate with a 200 (-13) that included two rounds of 64. Finally, Kjettrup tied for fifth place at the Cabo Collegiate (202, -11) and finished with a monthly scoring average of 67.88.
Sherwood, a sophomore from Austin, Texas, dominated the Cabo Collegiate by four shots after finishing with a school-record total of 196 (-17). In the final round, he established a new Cove Club course standard and a new 18-hole school record with a 61. In his other event, the Linger Longer Invitational, Sherwood shared fourth place at 209 (-7). For the month, he carried a 67.50 scoring average.
The Ben Hogan Award’s monthly honor counts any college, amateur or professional event completed during the month. Fifteen total ballots are eligible to be cast, with 12 coming from members of the Ben Hogan Award committee and Friends of Golf and three social media fan ballots. Those votes are issued to the top vote getter on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with the contests open through Thursday at noon (CT). The winner of the monthly award will be named Thursday afternoon.
The Ben Hogan Award is given each May to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur 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.