Putnam Named to Prestigious Hogan Award Watch List
Feb. 19, 2011
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine senior Andrew Putnam has been named to the Hogan Award watch list, which recognizes the top amateur men's golfer in the college ranks.
Putnam (University Place, Wash./Life Christian Academy) is one of 26 players on the watch list, which is coordinated by Baird Private Wealth Management, in association with Colonial Country Club, The Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Hogan Award is presented to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer after taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over a 12-month period.
Putnam has won two of Pepperdine's five collegiate tournaments this season. His first two college victories came at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate last October (he was tri-medalist) and at the Arizona Intercollegiate earlier this month (which he won outright). He leads the team with a 70.80 stroke average and is currently ranked #9 by Golfstat and #16 by Golfweek/Sagarin.
Last summer in amateur golf, Putnam won the Pacific Coast Amateur, finished second at the Sahalee Players Championship and competed at both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur.
Putnam earned All-American honors as both a freshman and sophomore, was the 2009 West Coast Conference Player of the Year and is a three-time All-WCC first teamer. He ranks #2 all-time at 72.53 on Pepperdine's career stroke average list. In 41 career tournaments, he has 33 top-20 finishes and 19 top-10 results.
The Hogan Award semifinalists will be announced April 14, and the three finalists will be invited to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Hogan Award presentation on the evening of May 16.
Pepperdine next takes part in the USC Intercollegiate on February 28 and March 1.