Haskins Award Watch List: April 11, 2014

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers is still No. 1 on the Watch List for the week of April 11.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Cheng Tsung PanWashington  67.13 
2Lee McCoyGeorgia  67.66 
3Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  67.69 
4Maverick McNealyStanford  67.85 
5Brian CampbellIllinois  68.08 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Illinois 68.86 
2Baylor 69.92 
3Florida State 70.04 
4Oregon 70.06 
5Texas 70.17 

Note: This is a list based on our opinions, watching these stellar players week in and week out. More than the rankings go into how we make the list. But, ultimately, this is a award voted on by players, coaches and select media, so this isn't necessarily how things will shake out later this year. If you'd like to register to be a voter, please click here.

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California senior Brandon Hagy and UCF’s Greg Eason took advantage of the competition this past week.

Both players came away with victories at top-notch college events allowing each player to move up a few spots before some teams head into conference tournaments.

Although Patrick Rodgers didn’t play this week (he returns this weekend), he remains on top of the list – a spot that he has been perched in since Feb. 27.

The Haskins Award, presented by Stifel, is given out annually to the best college player voted on by the players, coaches and media.

Here is Golfweek’s seventh spring edition of the Haskins Award Watch List, which takes a look at some favorites and notables heading into the bulk of the spring season. If a player is not on the list, he can most certainly play his way onto the list during the spring season.

(As the season winds down with only a few weeks remaining, the list will start getting shorter – beginning next week.)

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1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford junior

Hometown: Avon, Ind.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 3

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 3

Events: 8

Wins: Erin Hills Intercollegiate; The Prestige at PGA West; Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters; The Goodwin

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-21, OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational

Last finish: Won, The Goodwin

The skinny: Next start: Western Intercollegiate, April 12-13. Can he make it four consecutive wins?

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2. Roman Robledo, Houston, Junior

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Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 32

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 40

Events: 9

Wins: Northern Intercollegiate; Bayou City Collegiate Championship; SMU Querencia Cabo Collegiate; Border Olympics

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-45, 3M Augusta Invitational

Last finish: T-45, 3M Augusta Invitational

The skinny: After winning three events in a row, Robledo has cooled off in his last two tournaments. The native Texan has had his worst two finishes with a T-30 at the Valspar Invitational and a T-45 this past week in Augusta. His next start is at the Reunion Intercollegiate before the American Athletic Conference Championship.

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3. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech junior

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Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 5

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 7

Events: 9

Wins: T-1, Carpet Capital Collegiate; U.S. Collegiate; Valspar Invitational Collegiate

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-30, The Amer Ari Invitational

Last finish: Won, Valspar Invitational Collegiate

The skinny: Next start: Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, April 12-13.

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4. Brandon Hagy, California senior

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Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 4

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 5

Events: 10

Wins: Jack Nicklaus Invitational; T-1, Arizona Intercollegiate

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 7

Worst finish: T-26, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: Won, The Aggie Invitational

The skinny: Hagy’s turning on his game again just in time for the biggest tournaments of the year. His victory at the Aggie was the fourth of his collegiate career. He has learned how to play with the lead and can close big tournaments when he needs to.

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5. Robby Shelton, Alabama freshman

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Hometown: Wilmer, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 2

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 2

Events: 9

Wins: T-1, Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational; T-1, Puerto Rico Classic

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: T-5, Mason Rudolph

The skinny: The freshman has finished inside the top five in four of the five spring events for the Crimson Tide. His solid play has help the team remain atop the Golfweek rankings for a majority of the year. If he gathers another win or two, especially in the postseason, he could be the second freshman in the last three years to win the award. Last to do so: former Alabama standout Justin Thomas.

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6. Joel Stalter, California, senior

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Hometown: France

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 23

Golfstat Head-to-Head Rankings: 16

Events: 9

Wins: Alister MacKenzie Invitational; Arizona Intercollegiate; National Invitational Tournament

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-37, The Aggie Invitational

Last finish: T-37, The Aggie Invitational

The skinny: It was a struggle for Stalter as he shot rounds of 77-78-79 at the Traditions. He’ll have a quick turn around, though, for the Western Intercollegiate this weekend – a tournament California came back to win last year.

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7. Gavin Green, New Mexico junior

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Hometown: Malaysia

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 31

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 20

Events: 12

Wins: T-1, William H. Tucker Championship; Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic; UTSA/Lone Star Invitational

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-31, John Burns Intercollegiate

Last finish: T-30, 3M Augusta Invitational

The skinny: After he picked up a victory in his last start, the junior struggled to get his game going in Augusta. He heads into the Mountain West Championship for his next tournament, where he tied for third last year. Green has an overall record on the 2013-14 season of 692-146-30.

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8. Greg Eason, Central Florida, senior

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Hometown: England

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 9

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 6

Events: 10

Wins: John Hayt Collegiate Invitational; 3M Augusta Invitational.

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 7

Worst finish: T-18, Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Last finish: Second, FAU Slomin Autism Invitational

The skinny: He finished as the runner-up a year ago in Augusta but prevailed this year for his second win of the season with a 4-under 68 in the final round. The Englishman has three top-10s in his last three events – another player rounding into form for the push to the postseason.

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9. Joey Garber, Georgia senior

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Hometown: Petoskey, Mich.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 1

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 4

Events: 8

Wins: Invitational at Ocean Course

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 6

Worst finish: T-19, Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Last finish: T-4, The Met Intercollegiate

The skinny: The Bulldogs took a trip to Purchase, N.Y., to play a one-day 36-hole event as they didn’t have any events set until the SEC Championship. It paid off for Garber – and the Bulldogs. He has placed in the top 10 in the team’s four tournament starts.

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10. Trey Mullinax, Alabama senior

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Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 8

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 13

Events: 9

Wins: Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 3

Worst finish: T-58, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: T-12, Mason Rudolph Championship

The skinny: Mullinax trending in the right direction in time for the SEC Championship and the postseason. Only one win for him and that came early in the season.

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