Haskins Award Watch List: March 28, 2014

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers will play in his first tournament since the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, where he won.

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Another week and Patrick Rodgers still maintains the top spot on the Haskins Award Watch List.

A victory from Georgia Tech junior Ollie Schniederjans helped improve his stock on the Watch List, while New Mexico's Gavin Green also jumped after his win.

Most players stayed put on the list this week as it was quiet week on the college golf front due to spring break for most teams. The next few weeks should really should show the golf world who deserves the top spot and why.

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: 4

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 3

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 competition for Rodgers over the last two weeks, but he’ll compete again this weekend at The Goodwin – Stanford’s home event – where he placed second last season. Another victory, anyone?

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2. Roman Robledo, Houston, Junior

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Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 18

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 21

Events: 8

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

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-30, Valspar Invitational Collegiate

Last finish: T-30, Valspar Invitational Collegiate

The skinny: Seems like Robledo cooled off a bit this week after three consecutive victories. He’ll have a week off to regain his form before the Cougars compete in the 3M Augusta Invitational. Two years ago, the junior finished T-34 in Augusta with rounds of 72-71-74. Read about Robledo and the progress Houston has made as a program here.

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3. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech junior

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Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 3

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 5

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: A victory and earning a PGA Tour sponsor exemption to the 2015 Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort resulted in a decent week for Schniederjans. The junior seems to have turned his game around just in time to finish the season strong. Read all about Schniederjans' journey here.

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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: 1

Events: 8

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

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 4

Worst finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: Second, Linger Longer Invitational

The skinny: Shelton tied for first at in Greensboro, Ga., but fell in a playoff. With all the talent that is on the Tide (Bobby Wyatt, Cory Whitsett and Trey Mullinax), it’s surprising to see Shelton lead this team late in the season. He’ll be a huge factor down the stretch for the Tide.

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5. Joel Stalter, California, senior

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Hometown: France

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 13

Golfstat Head-to-Head Rankings: 8

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: No competition for Stalter or the Bears this week. The team will head to Bryan, Texas, for the Aggie Invitational, April 5-6. Read Stalter's player blog here.

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6. Brandon Hagy, California senior

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Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 5

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 7

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: Hagy will return to competition at the Aggie Invitational, April 5-6.

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7. Gavin Green, New Mexico junior

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Hometown: Malaysia

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 22

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 13

Events: 11

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: Won, UTSA/Lone Star Invitational

The skinny: Big victory for Green and his first since November. This should give him some more confidence moving forward and lead the team into the postseason, especially closing with a 6-under 66 to get into the sudden-death playoff. He and the Lobos play in the 3M Augusta Invitational before trying to defends the Mountain West Championship title, where he finished T-3 a year ago.

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8. Trey Mullinax, Alabama senior

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Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 6

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 16

Events: 8

Wins: Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Top 10s: 6

Top 5s: 3

Worst finish: T-58, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: T-5, Linger Longer Invitational

The skinny: Mullinax notched his second top 10 of the spring at the Linger Longer Invitational in the team’s fourth tournament of 2014. Mullinax, who started the spring as the No. 1 player on the Watch List, has slipped a few spots since then, but looks to have regained his form in time for April and May.

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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: 7

Wins: Invitational at Ocean Course

Top 10s: 5

Top 5s: 5

Worst finish: T-19, Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Last finish: T-3, Linger Longer Invitational

The skinny: Quietly, Garber is still cranking out top-5 finishes almost every week for the Bulldogs. The Invitational at Ocean Course is his only college victory to date and will need to win a few more to move up the Watch List.

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10. Greg Eason, Central Florida, senior

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Hometown: England

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 15

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 12

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: Eason returns to competition this weekend at the FAU Spring Break Championship in Lake Worth, Fla.

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