Texas golfer Beau Hossler, seen here at the University of Texas Golf Club, has already won five individual tournaments this spring, helping the Longhorns vault to No. 1 nationally, according to Golfweek. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Beau Hossler a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award

Posted May 3rd, 2016

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Texas junior Beau Hossler is one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award given to the nation’s top college golfer, per an announcement on Tuesday.

Hossler, who is ranked first nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin and Golfstat, is up against Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and Arizona State’s Jon Rahm. The winner will be announced on May 23 prior to the start of the PGA Tour’s Dean and Deluca Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

Hossler is trying to be the first Longhorns to attain the honor since Jim Fahrenbruch in 1997. Jordan Spieth was a finalist in 2012 but did not win.

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By virtue of being a finalist, Hossler has secured for Texas golf a $15,000 grant for its scholarship fund. He’ll bring in an additional $15,000 if he wins. Also, he’ll earn an exemption to play in the Dean and Deluca Invitational.

Hossler has had a remarkable season, carding top 10 finishes in nine of 10 events and winning five of them. He was runner-up at the Big 12 championships last week in Trinity where the Longhorns rolled to the league title for the fourth straight year.

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