FORT WORTH, Texas – Oklahoma State senior Eugenio Chacarra has been tabbed the February Ben Hogan Award presented by PNC Bank Golfer of the Month. He is the first Cowboy golfer to receive the honor since it began in August of 2019.
Chacarra, a senior, won the prestigious Amer Ari Invitational with a three-round 19-under score of 197. His final-round card of 62 matched the school record. Chacarra followed up his win by sharing third place at the Florida Gators Invitational with an 8-under 202.
For the month, the native of Madrid, Spain, carried a 66.50 stroke average over the six rounds. He also earned Big 12 Conference Golfer of the Month accolades.
A member of this year’s Ben Hogan Award watch list, Chacarra is the No. 4 ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and No. 5 in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking. He is currently listed third in the PGA Tour University rankings.
The other finalists for the monthly honor were North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik and Notre Dame’s Jackson Palmer. 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 (Chacarra), Twitter (Chacarra) and Facebook (Jackson).
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.