Haskins Award Watch List: Feb. 22, 2018

Justin Suh USC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Haskins Award Watch List: Feb. 22, 2018

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Haskins Award Watch List: Feb. 22, 2018

The Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel is given annually to the best college golfer, as voted by players, coaches and media. And Golfweek keeps everyone up to date all season with its Haskins Award Watch List.

Haskins Award winners over the years include such notables as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Luke Donald. Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry won the award last season after capturing the individual title at the NCAA Championship.

With the spring portion of the 2017-18 upon us, let’s take a took at the current top 20 Haskins Award contenders:

(Note: Golfweek/Sagarin rankings do not reflect tournaments that ended after Feb. 16.)

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1. Justin Suh

  • Year: Junior
  • School: USC
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 1
  • Results: Won, Amer Ari Invitational; Won, Trinity Forest Invitational; Won, St. Mary’s Invitational; T-2, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational; T-4, The Prestige at PGA West; T-9, Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational
  • Adjusted scoring average: 68.46
  • Next event: Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, March 5-7

2. Davis Riley

  • Year: Junior
  • School: Alabama
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 2
  • Results: Won, Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational; T-3, Puerto Rico Classic; T-3, Carpet Capital Collegiate; T-6, Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate; T-7, Steelwood Collegiate
  • Adjusted scoring average: 69.31
  • Next event: Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters, March 5-7

3. Hayden Buckley

  • Year: Senior
  • School: Missouri
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 4
  • Results: Won, SunTrust Gator Invitational; won, Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate; won, Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate; second, Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational; T-28, Jackrabbit Invitational
  • Adjusted scoring average: 68.73
  • Next event: Auburn Tiger Invitational, March 4-6

4. Doug Ghim

  • Year: Senior
  • School: Texas
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 10
  • Results: Won, GC of Georgia Collegiate; T-8, Trinity Forest Invitational; T-13, Amer Ari Invitational; T-18, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational
  • Adjusted scoring average: 69.80
  • Next event: Querencia Cabo Collegiate, March 4-6

5. Collin Morikawa

  • Year: Junior
  • School: California
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 15
  • Results: T-1, Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate; second, Tavistock Collegiate Invitational; T-5, Ka’anapali Classic; ninth, Alister Mackenzie Invitational; T-13, Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational; T-19, Arizona Intercollegiate
  • Adjusted scoring average: 69.67
  • Next event: Querencia Cabo Collegiate, March 4-6

6. Zach Bauchou

  • Year: Junior
  • School: Oklahoma State
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 9
  • Results: T-4, The Prestige at PGA West; T-4, Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational; T-5, Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate; T-9, Amer Ari Invitational; T-11, Carmel Cup
  • Adjusted scoring average: 70.16
  • Next event: Querencia Cabo Collegiate, March 4-6

7. Norman Xiong

  • Year: Sophomore
  • School: Oregon
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 19
  • Results: Won, Nike Golf Collegiate; T-1, Rod Myers Invitational; second, The Prestige at PGA West; T-6, East Lake Cup (stroke play); T-26, Amer Ari Invitational; T-42, Trinity Forest Invitational; 1-1 in East Lake Cup match play
  • Adjusted scoring average: 70.09
  • Next event: Bandon Dunes Championship, March 11-13

8. Steven Fisk

  • Year: Junior
  • School: Georgia Southern
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 3
  • Results: Won, AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic; T-1, Fighting Irish Classic; T-3, Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational; sixth, Shoal Creek Invitational; T-6, SunTrust Gator Invitational
  • Adjusted scoring average: 68.86
  • Next event: Palmetto Invitational, March 5-6

9. Will Gordon

  • Year: Junior
  • School: Vanderbilt
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 7
  • Results: Won, East Lake Cup (stroke play); fourth, Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational; T-4, SunTrust Gator Invitational; T-6, Carmel Cup; T-12, Rod Myers Invitational; T-21, Tavistock Collegiate Invitational; 2-0 in East Lake Cup match play
  • Adjusted scoring average: 69.87
  • Next event: Querencia Cabo Collegiate, March 4-6

10. Chandler Phillips

  • Year: Junior
  • School: Texas A&M
  • Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking: 19
  • Results: Won, John Burns Intercollegiate; Won, Badger Invitational; T-6, Marquette Intercollegiate; T-7, Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate; T-15, Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational; T-28, Arizona Intercollegiate
  • Adjusted scoring average: 70.16
  • Next event: Louisiana Classics, Feb. 26-27

Next 10

  • Fredrik Nilehn, Sr., Texas Tech (24)
  • Braden Thornberry, Jr., Ole Miss (20)
  • Sahith Theegala, Jr., Pepperdine (6)
  • Shintaro Ban, Sr., UNLV (16)
  • Brad Dalke, Jr., Oklahoma (17)
  • Brandon Wu, Jr., Stanford (11)
  • Stephen Franken, Soph., North Carolina State (14)
  • Theo Humphrey, Sr., Vanderbilt (22)
  • Matthew Wolff, Fr., Oklahoma State (8)
  • Mason Overstreet, Soph., Arkansas (21)

Just missed: Garrett May, Jr., Baylor (12); Bryson Nimmer, Jr., Clemson (13); Harry Ellis, Sr., Florida State (18); Nick Hardy, Sr., Illinois (25); Braden Bailey, Jr., Baylor (5)

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