Haskins Award Watch List: May 2, 2014

Stanford's Patrick Rodgers is just one victory away from tying Tiger Woods' school record of 11 collegiate victories.

Men's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Casey FernandezSo. Miss.  66.31 
2Tomasz AndersonJ'Ville St  67.12 
3Chase KoepkaUSF-Bulls  67.27 
4Hunter StewartVanderbilt  67.27 
5Maverick McNealyStanford  67.32 

Men's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1South Florida 68.18 
2Illinois 68.90 
3SE Louisiana 69.66 
4Florida State 69.78 
5Baylor 69.89 

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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Victories for Stanford's Patrick Rodgers and Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans – Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Haskins Award Watch List – give these two players one more win than anyone else in college golf.

It will be interesting to see how these two start postseason play at NCAA Regionals in two weeks as both players are on hot streaks.

Rodgers has won four of his last five tournaments and has garnered a 68.9 scoring average (in five tournaments), while Schniederjans has won three consecutive tournaments and has not shot worse than 73.

The Watch List has been cut down to five players who still can claim victories and continue to make moves on the list. Other players can still get on the list and players 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 eighth spring edition of the Haskins Award Watch List, which takes a look at some favorites heading into the postseason.

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1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford junior

Hometown: Avon, Ind.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 2

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 2

Events: 10

Wins: Erin Hills Intercollegiate; The Prestige at PGA West; Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters; The Goodwin; Pac-12 Championship

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 6

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

Last finish: Won, Pac-12 Championship

The skinny: Rodgers got back to his winning ways at the Pac-12 Championship on April 27. He has won four of his last five tournaments heading into postseason play for the Cardinal. Rodgers will look to win his 11th collegiate tournament at an NCAA Regional in two weeks. He has a 739-48-5 overall record this season.

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2. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech junior

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Hometown: Powder Springs, Ga.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 3

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 4

Events: 11

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

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 7

Worst finish: T-30, The Amer Ari Invitational

Last finish: Won, ACC Championship

The skinny: Just when you think Rodgers was going to run away with the Haskins Award, Schniederjans puts another ‘W’ next to his name. Though, in the three tournaments Schniederjans and Rodgers have played together, Rodgers holds a 2-1 record. The 6-foot-1 junior has saved some of his best golf for last, winning his last three tournaments.

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3. Robby Shelton, Alabama freshman

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Hometown: Wilmer, Ala.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 1

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 1

Events: 10

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

Top 10s: 7

Top 5s: 6

Worst finish: T-17, Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters

Last finish: Third, SEC Championship

The skinny: Shelton once again proved why he is one of the top players in the country. In his first SEC Championship, the freshman went 53 holes without a bogey and finished third in St. Simons Island, Ga. He has three top-5 finishes in his last three starts heading into NCAA Regional play.

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4. Roman Robledo, Houston, Junior

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Hometown: Harlingen, Texas

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 25

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 31

Events: 11

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

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 6

Worst finish: T-45, 3M Augusta Invitational

Last finish: T-4, American Athletic Conference Championship

The skinny: A win at the AAC Championship would have done Robledo wonders, but a top 5 at Innisbrook Resort keeps the junior on the Watch List this week. After three tournament wins in a row, Robledo has struggled a bit with his game, falling back from being as high as No. 2 on this list.

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5. Brandon Hagy, California senior

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Hometown: Westlake Village, Calif.

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 7

Golfstat Head-to-Head Ranking: 6

Events: 12

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

Top 10s: 8

Top 5s: 7

Worst finish: T-33, Western Intercollegiate

Last finish: T-12, Pac-12 Championship

The skinny: After Hagy’s worst finish of the year in his last regular season start for the Bears, he bounced back with a T-12 finish at Pac-12s. Hagy, right behind Rodgers, has one of the best overall records for the 2013-14 season (797-98-25). A victory at a Regional would give voters something to think about.

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