Fort Worth, Texas
After a week filled with controversy over the absence of Oklahoma State’s Pablo Martin, Florida senior Matt Every was announced as winner of the Ben Hogan Award at Colonial Country Club May 13.
The Hogan is presented annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12 months. The award is presented by the Bank of America in cooperation with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The other two finalists were Anthony Kim of Oklahoma and Chris Kirk of Georgia. Martin, No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and the 2005 Porter Cup champion, was left off the final ballot because he told officials he couldn’t attend the awards dinner because OSU was competing in the Maxwell Invitational.
Every, a two-time first-team All-American, earned his fourth career title this season at the Inverness Invitational and had six other top-5 finishes. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native was low amateur at the 2005 U.S. Open, finishing tied for 28th at Pinehurst No. 2. He was on winning U.S. teams at the Palmer Cup and Walker Cup in 2005.