FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 13, 2020) — The Ben Hogan Trophy Award Foundation has announced that Texas Tech senior Kyle Hogan has been voted the Ben Hogan Award October Golfer of the Month.
Hogan collected his first career college victory at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 18-20) with a three-round score of 215. The product of Cypress Ranch, Texas, was the only one of the 72 participants to finish under par (-1) during a tournament that featured an average score of 76.24. The field included 10 players ranked among the top 60 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, including seven inside the top 25.
Hogan’s victory at the prestigious college event earned him an exemption into last week’s Vivint Houston Open on the PGA TOUR. He shot rounds of 81-69 in his first TOUR event.
Hogan is listed 84th in the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings and No. 101 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He is the first golfer from the Big 12 Conference to collect the monthly award since Baylor’s Cooper Dossey in September of 2019.
The monthly honor counts any college, amateur or professional event completed during the month. Winning a monthly award is not a prerequisite to be named a Ben Hogan Award semifinalist, finalist or winner.
Fifteen total ballots were cast, with 12 coming from members of the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation and Friends of Golf and three social media fan ballots. Those votes were issued to the top vote getter on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Hogan won the Facebook vote, while Goff earned the Instagram and Twitter ballots.
The Ben Hogan Award is awarded annually 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.
Ben Hogan Award Golfers of the Month
August 2019 – Andy Ogletree, Georgia Tech
September 2019 – Cooper Dossey, Baylor
October 2019 – Chris Gotterup, Rutgers & Peter Kuest, BYU
November 2019 – Parker Gillam, Wake Forest
December 2019 – Noah Norton, Georgia Tech
January 2020 – Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
February 2020 – Ricky Castillo, Florida
July 2020 – Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech
August 2020 – Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech
September 2020 – John Pak, Florida State
October 2020 – Kyle Hogan, Texas Tech