Brun Named to Hogan Award Watch List
Feb. 5, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU men's golf standout Julien Brun has been named to the 2014 The Ben Hogan Award Watch List, the Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.
The most prestigious award in men's college golf, The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the past 12-month period. The Ben Hogan Award Selection Committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is com¬prised of leaders in professional, amateur and collegiate golf.
Joining Brun on the initial list are Anders Albertson (Georgia Tech), Sebastian Cappelen (Arkansas), Corey Conners (Kent State), Ian Davis (Oklahoma State), Bryson Dechambeau (SMU), Thomas Detry (Illinois), Greg Eason (UCF), Joey Garber (Georgia), Oliver Goss (Ten¬nessee), Gavin Green (New Mexico), Brandon Hagy (California), Toni Hakula (Texas), Chase Koepka (USF), Denny McCar¬thy (Virginia), Trey Mullinax (Alabama), Jordan Niebrugge (Oklahoma State), Cheng-Tsung Pan (Washington), Taylor Pen¬drith (Kent State), J.T. Poston (Western Carolina), Patrick Rodgers (Stanford), Ollie Schniederjans (Georgia Tech), Robby Shelton (Alabama), Bradley Shigezawa (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps), Joel Stalter (California), Scott Vincent (Virginia Tech), Michael Weaver (California), Cory Whitsett (Alabama), Cameron Wilson (Stanford) and Bobby Wyatt (Alabama).
Brun finished as a semifinalist for the award as a freshman and was one of three finalists last season, joining just Stanford's Patrick Rodgers on the list as a previous finalist and Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan (2012, 13) and Rodgers (2012, 13) as two-time semifinalists.
The Antibes, France, native entered his junior season as one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history, holding school records in stroke average (70.41) and tournament wins (six) while standing as the lone two-time First-Team All-American (PING) in TCU history.
Brun posted a successful 2013 fall campaign, earning a 71.67 stroke average in three tournaments with two top-ten finishes and returns to action with the Frogs on Thursday in the spring opener in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
A list of 10 semifinalists, which could include individuals not on the current list, will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 16. On Wednesday, May 7, that group will be pared down to three finalists. The winner will be crowned at a black-tie banquet at Colonial Country Club on Sunday, May 18, prior to the start of the PGA TOUR's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.