It’s never too early to start thinking about postseason awards, especially as the Fall portion of the 2019-20 college golf season comes to a close.
A few teams have staked their claim as the best in the nation, but the race for player of the year is wide open as the winter months approach.
The Haskins Award honors the player of the year in college men’s golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media.
After the first few events of the year, here’s who we have our eyes on in Golfweek’s first Haskins Award watch list. The players are listed alphabetically.
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
Two top-five finishes in strong fields at the Nike Golf Collegiate and Crooked Stick.
Ryan Burnett, North Carolina
Third in the nation in birdies with 57, one win and two more top fives.
Eugenio Chacarra, Wake Forest
Second in the nation in scoring average (67.50) and third in par 4 scoring at 3.83. Two fourth place finishes.
Cooper Dossey, Baylor
One top 10, one top five and a win at the Fighting Illini Invitational.
Noah Goodwin, SMU
T-7 at Trinity Forest and a win at Maridoe Intercollegiate.
Peter Kuest, BYU
Boasts nation-leading 67.11 scoring average and two wins, including a tournament record at the William H. Tucker Invitational.
Andy Lopez, Texas Tech
T-2 in par 3 scoring at 2.71, went 5-0 at Big 12 Match Play and T-3 at Carmel Cup.
John Murphy, Louisville
T-9 at the Rod Myers and a win at the Bearcat.
Adrien Pendaries, Duke
Tied for first in par 4 scoring at 3.82, has one top five and one top 10 finish.
Trent Phillips, Georgia
Strong finishes among strong fields with a T-3 at Carmel Cup and T-10 at Nike Golf Collegiate.
Alex del Rey, Arizona State
Mr. Consistent. Third in nation in scoring average (67.83), second in par 5 scoring (4.24) and a win at Trinity Forest.
Matthias Schmid, Louisville
Three top 10s and a second-place finish at Bearcat Invitational.
Luke Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Won his first event of the year at the Carpet Capital Collegiate by five shots.
David Snyder, Stanford
Had a shot at the win, but finished T-4 at the Nike Golf Collegiate.
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Two top fives including a win at the Alister MacKenzie, fourth in the nation in scoring at 67.89.
Others to watch
Garett Reband, Oklahoma
Cameron Sisk, Arizona State
Jack Trent, UNLV