Beau Hossler, seen here at the University of Texas Golf Club. RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Beau Hossler named finalist for Jack Nicklaus award

Hossler would be fourth to win the award while at Texas

Posted May 26th, 2016

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Beau Hossler was named a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus player of the year award, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Thursday. The Nicklaus award is given to the Division I golfer who excels throughout the collegiate season.

Alongside Hossler as finalists are Charlie Danielson of Illinois, Lee McCoy of Georgia, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy and Arizona State’s Jon Rahm.

Hossler’s five collegiate wins is the best in the nation this year. He’s also finished in the top-10 in 10 out of 11 tournaments.

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The Big 12 player of the year was runner-up at the Big 12 Championships and won four spring tournaments.

Nicklaus will present the award on June 2 at Murifield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Should Hossler win, he’d join Brad Elder (1997), Justin Leonard (1994) and Bob Estes (1988) as the only other Longhorn winners.

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