Amateur Doug Ghim (R) of the United States is presented with the Low-Amateur trophy by Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club Fred Ridley (L) after the final round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

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Texas senior Doug Ghim captures Ben Hogan Award as nation’s best golfer

Posted May 22nd, 2018

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With three wins this season and a red-hot run at the Masters, Doug Ghim is on a roll. That continued Monday when the Texas senior won the Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the nation’s best collegiate golfer.

Ghim became the first Longhorn to win the award since Jeff Fahrenbruch in 1997. The award was presented at a black-tie event in Fort Worth.

Ghim’s posted seven top-10 finishes this season and won medalist honors at the NCAA regional, the Big 12 championship and the Georgia Collegiate tournament.

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Ghim is listed among the top 10 in all four major ranking systems, and he’s No. 1 according to the Scratch Players World Amateur Rankings.

In addition to a strong run at NCAA events, Ghim earned the Silver Cup award as the low amateur at the Masters. He finished 50th overall and was the only amateur to make the cut.

Ghim will play in his final collegiate event at the NCAA championship in Stillwater, Okla., from May 25-30. He’s scheduled to compete at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Course from June 14-17.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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