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Oklahoma Scene: OSU's Viktor Hovland wins Ben Hogan Award

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Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland watches his shot during the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater on May 29, 2018. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman archives]
Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland watches his shot during the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater on May 29, 2018. [Chris Landsberger/The Oklahoman archives]

Oklahoma State's Viktor Hovland is having himself quite the year.

An NCAA team championship almost one year ago.

A seat next to Tiger Woods at Butler Cabin after posting the lowest amateur score at The Masters last month.

And now winning the Ben Hogan Award, as the top men’s college golfer, on Monday night in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Oslo, Norway, native became the fourth OSU golfer to win the award, joining Hunter Mahan (2003), Rickie Fowler (2008) and Peter Uihlein (2011).

Hovland has placed in the top 12 in every collegiate tournament he has played in this season. He has a stroke average of 68.59, helping lead the Cowboys back to the NCAA Championships running May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

OSU teammate Matthew Wolff and California senior Collin Morikawa were the other finalists.

3 OCU women's golfers named All-Americans

Oklahoma City University golfers Melissa Eldredge, Natalie Gough and Lauryn Pritchard were named All-Americans, it was announced Tuesday.

Eldredge was selected to the first team, and Gough earned second-team honors. Pritchard was named to the third team.

Staff reports

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