Haskins Award Watch List: March 21, 2014

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers stays atop the Haskins Award Watch List this week, although Houston's Roman Robledo is making some noise for that top spot.

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 

New players are emerging on the Haskins Award Watch List after a productive week on the golf course. Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers remains atop the list after not playing last week, but Houston’s Roman Robledo and California’s Joel Stalter racked up wins this week and have made their way onto the Watch List.

Robledo moves up a few spots after winning his fourth tournament of the season, while Stalter joins the list after winning his third tournament.

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 sixth 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: 5

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 4

Events: 7

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

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 3

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

Last finish: Won, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

The skinny: No tournament this week for Rodgers who deserved a week off after taming Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas the week prior. His three victories, due to the strength of those fields, allow him to stay on top of the list this week.

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2. Roman Robledo, Houston, Junior

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Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 15

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking:9

Events:7

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

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-24, Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic

Last finish: Win, Border Olympics

The skinny: Three wins in a row for this emerging talent. Robledo has also led Houston to three consecutive wins. He has a 70.68 stroke average over seven tournaments. Only thing hurting Robledo jumping to the No. 1 position is strength of schedule – 277th in the country.

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3. Joel Stalter, California, senior

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Hometown: France

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 13

Golfstat Head-to-Head Rankings: 11

Events: 8

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

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-34, Saint Mary’s Invitational

Last finish: Won, National Invitational Tournament

The skinny: Stalter broke through last spring with multiple victories, too. He’s doing the same thing this year and is looking to lead his team to an NCAA title in May. He led the team to their sixth win of the season.

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4. Robby Shelton, Alabama freshman

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Hometown: Wilmer, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 2

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 2

Events: 7

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

Top 10s: 4

Top 5s: 3

Worst finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

The skinny: No competition for Shelton this week. He’ll play again this weekend at the Linger Longer Invitational.

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5. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech junior

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Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 6

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 8

Events: 8

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

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-30, The Amer Ari Invitational

Last finish: T-12, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

The skinny: Schniederjans plays again at The Floridian Intercollegiate, which starts March 24.

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6. Brandon Hagy, California senior

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Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 4

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 6

Events: 9

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

Top 10s: 7

Top 5s: 6

Worst finish: T-26, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: Fifth, National Invitational Tournament

The skinny: Looks like Hagy found his groove again on the course following a fifth-place finish at Tucson (Ariz.) National for the Bears. One or two more wins for the senior, and he can make a run at being named the top college player for the 2013-14 season.

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7. Gavin Green, New Mexico junior

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Hometown: Malaysia

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 20

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 12

Events: 10

Wins: T-1, William H. Tucker Championship; Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-31, John Burns Intercollegiate

Last finish: T-23, National Invitational Tournament

The skinny: After Southern Highlands, it looked like Green was on the rise again, but slipped this week after finishing outside the top 20 at the NIT. He’s played the most events out of anyone, but has finished in the top 10 in half of his events for the 54th-ranked schedule.

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8. Trey Mullinax, Alabama senior

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Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 7

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 18

Events: 7

Wins: Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 2

Worst finish: T-58, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: T-58, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

The skinny: Mullinax will join his teammates at the Linger Longer Invitational this weekend. He’ll be looking for his second win of the season and the team’s sixth.

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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: 5

Events: 6

Wins: Invitational at Ocean Course

Top 10s: 4

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-19, Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Last finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

The skinny: Garber plays again in the Linger Longer Invitational this weekend.

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10. Greg Eason, Central Florida, senior

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Hometown: England

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 17

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 15

Events: 8

Wins: John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-18, Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

Last finish: T-10, Schenkel Invitational

The skinny: Add another top 10 to Eason’s resume after playing well at the Schenkel Invitational over the weekend. Eason has a 502-50-9 overall record in his second season, and an 11-2-0 record against the top 25 in the Golfweek Rankings.

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Others in contention

Since the spring season is in full swing and more players are gathering wins and top finishes, here are some other notables that could get on the list at any time (in alphabetical order):

• Wyndham Clark (Oklahoma State)

• Ben Crancer (Texas A&M)

• Chase Koepka (South Florida)

• J.T. Poston (Western Carolina)

• Scott Vincent (Virginia Tech)

• Cameron Wilson (Stanford)

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