Oklahoma State junior Viktor Hovland won the 2019 Ben Hogan Award as the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12 months, on Monday night.
Hovland became the sixth Cowboy to win the award, joining Kevin Wentworth (1990), Trip Kuehne (1995), Hunter Mahan (2003), Rickie Fowler (2008) and Peter Uihlein (2011). In addition, Hovland is only the second European-born winner along with Arizona State’s Jon Rahm of Spain (2015, 2016).
Hovland is currently ranked No. 1 by three top ranking systems: World Amateur Golf Ranking, Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking and Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking. In April, he won the Silver Cup as the low amateur at the Masters tournament by finishing 3-under par for a share of 32nd place.
OSU sophomore Matthew Wolff and California senior Collin Morikawa were the other two finalists.
Those same three among the 10 golfers up for the Fred Haskins Award, given to the year’s top collegiate golfer.