FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 11, 2020) — The Ben Hogan Trophy Award Foundation has revealed that ULM’s Guillaume Fanonnel, Kentucky’s Alex Goff and Texas Tech’s Kyle Hogan are the three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award October Golfer of the Month honor.
Fanonnel won a pair of collegiate tournaments in October and carried a 69.20 stroke average over five rounds. The native of Lyon, France, shared a victory at the Intercollegiate at the Grove with a two-round score of 140 (-4), and also won the Little Rock Invitational by three strokes with a 10-under 206. Overall, the senior finished the fall semester with three consecutive victories, the first three wins of his career.
Goff, a sophomore, was the champion at the Blessings Intercollegiate with a 7-under score of 210 to claim his first collegiate win. He also tied for third place at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate with a 54-hole score of 201 (-12) that included a 64 in the second round. For the month, the native of Kings Mountain, N.C., posted a 68.50 scoring average over six rounds.
Hogan, a senior from Cypress Ranch, Texas, was victorious at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational with a three-round score of 215. He was the only one of 72 individuals to finish under par (-1) during a tournament that saw 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.
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 are eligible to be cast, with 12 coming from members of the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation 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 Friday (Nov. 13) at noon (CT). The winner will be named at the conclusion of the voting period.
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.