De Jonge Named Hogan Semifinalist
    Junior golfer one of 20 players on the elite list
    April 1, 2002

    Norman, Okla. - Virginia Tech golfer Brendon de Jonge has been named a semifinalist for the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, presented annually to the top male collegiate golfer. The award is given by the Friends of Golf and Colonial Country Club, in association with the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

    De Jonge, a junior from Harare, Zimbabwe, is currently ranked fifth in the Golfstat.com poll and eighth in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll. He won medalist honors at the 2002 Furman Intercollegiate on March 24, leading the Hokies to its second team tournament win in less than a week.

    Tech is currently ranked seventh in the Golfstat.com poll and is ranked 15th in both the Golfweek/Sagarin and the Precept/GCAA polls. The Hokies play in the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational this weekend.

    The Ben Hogan Award will be presented to the outstanding male college golfer over the course of the last 12 months at a black-tie dinner Monday, May 13 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The Hogan Award takes into consideration a player's collegiate and amateur record from May 1, 2001 to May 1, 2002.

    A list of 10 finalists will be announced on April 16, while the recipient of the award will be announced on Friday, May 3.

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