Haskins Award Watch List: April 18, 2014

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Patrick RodgersStanford  68.39 
2Robby SheltonAlabama  68.58 
3Ollie SchniederjansGA Tech  68.62 
4Cameron WilsonStanford  68.89 
5Joey GarberGeorgia  69.20 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Alabama 68.96  12 
2Georgia Tech 69.63  12 
3Stanford 69.69  12 
4Oklahoma State 69.82  13 
5Georgia 69.83  12 

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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Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans really gave voters something to talk about this week with his T-1 finish at the Robert Kepler Invitational. Not only did he tie for medalist honors, but he did so by posting birdie on four of his final seven holes. He moves to the second spot on the Watch List.

Everyone on the list besides Brandon Hagy and Robby Shelton had top-10 finishes – some even top 5 – in each of their respective tournaments this past week.

The Watch List has been cut down to six players who still can claim victories and make moves on the list. Other players on the Watch List before can still get on the list and player on the list can be moved off.

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.

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1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford junior

Hometown: Avon, Ind.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 3

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 1

Events: 9

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

Top 10s: 7

Top 5s: 5

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

Last finish: Second, Western Intercollegiate

The skinny: Going for his fourth tournament win in a row, Rodgers bogeyed three of his last four holes coming in at Pasatiempo Golf Club to finish second behind teammate Cameron Wilson. It would have been his 10th collegiate victory. This may sting, but Rodgers will bounce back. He has three more tournaments to garner two more wins to tie Tiger Woods’ Stanford record of 11 wins. Look out Pac-12 Championship, Rodgers is looking for some revenge.

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2. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech junior

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Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 4

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 3

Events: 10

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

Top 10s: 7

Top 5s: 6

Worst finish: T-30, The Amer Ari Invitational

Last finish: T-1, Robert Kepler Invitational

The skinny: Schniederjans is playing as good as anyone in the country right now. He has won his last two events he has played in, racking up a total of four victories this season. It seems the junior has found his groove heading into the postseason. Schniederjans’ next tournament is the ACC Championship where he is one of the heavy favorites to win.

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3. Roman Robledo, Houston, Junior

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Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 30

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 35

Events: 10

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

Top 10s: 7

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-45, 3M Augusta Invitational

Last finish: T-4, Reunion Intercollegiate

The skinny: Another top-5 finish for Robledo at the Reunion Intercollegiate is strong considering he was behind the eight ball heading into the spring. It’s his first top-5 finish since his three-tournament winning streak. He’ll head into the American Athletic Conference Championship as the defending champion.

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4. Brandon Hagy, California senior

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Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 6

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 8

Events: 11

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

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 7

Worst finish: T-33, Western Intercollegiate

Last finish: T-33, Western Intercollegiate

The skinny: It was a tough finish for the senior at the Western Intercollegiate in his last regular-season event as a Golden Bear. He joins Rodgers and teammate Joel Stalter on the list of players to look out for at the Pac-12 Championship, April 25-27. He has one top-5 finish at Pac-12 in his three years at Cal.

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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: 4

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: Next start: SEC Championship, April 25-27

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6. Joel Stalter, California, senior

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Hometown: France

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 18

Golfstat Head-to-Head Rankings: 12

Events: 10

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

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-37, The Aggie Invitational

Last finish: T-9, Western Intercollegiate

The skinny: Stalter will definitely contend for the Pac-12 Championship as he has had four top-10 finishes in his last six starts, including two of his three victories this season. He has earned a 71.73 stroke average this season and has been very consistent for California.

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