Texas' Kaitlyn Papp had an eagle on the ninth hole and is tied for 13th. (2018 UT Athletics)

BEVO BEAT Golf

Texas golfers up for national awards

Posted May 3rd, 2018

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Texas golfers, Doug Ghim, Kaitlyn Papp and Sophia Schubert, are in contention for national golfing awards, it was announced on Thursday.

The Golf Coaches Association of America announced Doug Ghim as one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award. He’s the third Longhorn to be a finalist since 2012. Jordan Spieth (2012) and Beau Hossler (2016) were also finalists for Texas.

RELATED: Doug Ghim earns spot on All-Big 12 team.

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Ghim won two events this season and his stroke average of 70.04 leads Texas. He’s finished in the top-8 six total times.

Kaitlyn Papp, a freshman, and senior Sophia Schubert are on the ANNIKA Award watch list, also announced Thursday. A panel of collegiate golfers, coaches and members of the golf media selects the winner. Schubert is ranked No. 6 while Papp is ranked No. 16 in the latest Golfstat rankings.

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