The Top 10 Male Players To Watch
August 25, 2008
Okla. State, Soph. First-team All-American won two titles (Olympia Fields, Big 12), had seven top-5s and a 71.11 avg. en route to being the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award.
USC, Jr. Eighth Trojan to be picked first-team All-American twice after having four top-5s, seven top-10s. Finished season with 71.71 avg. Runner-up at North & South Am.
Florida, Sr. U.S. Walker Cupper shot par or better in 20 of his 33 rounds, while hitting 74.2 percent of greens in regulation. Had top-10s at SECs, Central Regional and NCAAs.
Clemson, Jr. After solid sophomore year (72.44 avg., six top-10s), qualified for U.S. Open, won Southern Am. Also reached quarters at North & South, made Sweet 16 at Western Am.
Indiana, Sr. Spaniard's T-2 finish at NCAAs capped first-team All-American season. Had 30.2-percent birdie conversion rate; averaged 29.05 putts per round. Won Spanish Am.
UAB, Sr. Led Blazers to nationals for first time since 2002. Three wins included C-USA and East Regional. Defended Cardinal Am title in summer. Had 70.67 spring avg.
Stanford, Soph. Seven top-10s included a share of CordeValle title. His 71.6 avg. notched first-team All-American honors and a spot on the inaugural GCAA All-Nicklaus team.
Ga. Tech, Jr. Second-team All-American after earning honorable mention as freshman. Won Carpet Capital and led ACC with 71.09 avg. Member of U.S. Palmer Cup team.
Georgia, Sr. Had a standout summer, winning the Porter Cup and reaching the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. Earned second-team All-American honors with six top-10s.
Georgia, Jr. Second-team All-American posted five top-10s including a ninth at the NCAAs. Had a streak of 11 straight sub-par rounds during the season and 13 out of 15.