GS golfer named on 2018 Ben Hogan Award watch list

 Steven Fisk has been named to the 2018 Ben Hogan Award watch listPhoto courtesy of gseagles.com

Ryan Pye

Georgia Southern University golfer Steven Fisk has been named on the 2018 Ben Hogan Award Watch List.

Fisk, a junior here on campus, is ranked third nationally by Golfstat, Golfweek, and the latest Arnold Cup Rankings.

The Ben Hogan Award is awarded annually to the nation’s top college golfer. The winner of the award, that has been issued annually since 1990, is determined by a selection committee, who votes for candidates based on their performance, in collegiate and amateur events, in a 12 month span dating from last June to May of 2018.

The watchlist, which is currently composed of 27 collegiate golfers, will be narrowed down to 10 semi finalist on Wednesday, April 11th. On May 2, the selection committee will release the top 3 finalist, who will eventually attend a formal dinner at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 21, where the winner will be unveiled.

Previous winners of the Ben Hogan Award includes 7 professional golfers that are currently ranked in the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Fisk has been an a roll yet again this season, where in his last 3 outings he has 2 wins and a tie for 3rd in his match in Hawaii.

“It means a lot to be considered for an award that is so important to amateur golf,” Fisk said. “The list of winners is extremely impressive and being considered for the the award is an honor.”

And playing the best is undoubtedly what he is doing, in fact he has shot par or better in an incredible 103 of his last 108 holes. He’s put up an outstanding 67.58 scoring average, placed in the top 6 in all 4 of the fall tournaments he participated in, and named Sun Belt Golfer of the Week twice thus far.

Fisk will be looking to even further build his resume for the award in the team’s next match, the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational, from Aiken, SC on March 5 and 6.