Eleven players were selected for the final Haskins Award watch list based on their performances in the 2020-21 college golf season. Ten of the 11 players will be competing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, taking place May 28-June 2 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The 2021 Haskins Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 1 live on GOLF Channel at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE:SF) also announced that it has signed a multi-year extension as the presenting sponsor for the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards, along with GOLF Channel’s coverage of the NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, further strengthening its commitment to college golf.
“Stifel has been a proud supporter of college golf through our association with the Haskins Award for more than a decade, and our commitment to the sport has grown stronger with each passing year,” said Ron Kruszewski, Chairman and CEO of Stifel. “We are honored to continue our partnership with the Haskins and ANNIKA Awards and are excited to showcase the future stars of the game once again through GOLF Channel’s coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships. These student-athletes have gracefully handled the challenges of this unconventional season, and we salute them for their remarkable resiliency.”
Voting for the 2021 Haskins Award is now open at www.haskinsaward.com and will close on Monday, May 31, one hour following the completion of stroke play at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The final three finalists will be recognized by GOLF Channel on Tuesday, June 1 and the recipient will be announced. Current NCAA D1 men’s golfers, men’s coaches, men’s golf sports information directors (SID’s) and college golf media only are eligible to vote. Voting for the Haskins Award presented by Stifel will be compiled and verified by the Haskins Commission, which oversees the award.
GOLF Channel’s live coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships kicks off this week with the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships airing in primetime today-Wednesday (May 24-26), followed by live coverage of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships May 31-June 2. Complete information about GOLF Channel’s television coverage of the NCAA Golf Championships can be found here.
2021 Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel Final Watch List
Ludvig Aberg, Sophomore, Texas Tech
Ranking: Golfstat – 24 | Golfweek – 8
Wins: 2 (The Prestige, ASU Thunderbird Collegiate)
Other results: T-3, George Hannon Collegiate; fourth, NCAA Albuquerque Regional; fourth, Big 12 Championship; T-5, Cabo Collegiate; T-6, Aggie Invitational; T-10, Colonial Collegiate; T-21, Maridoe Collegiate; T-40, Old Waverly Collegiate; 2-2 at Big 12 Match Play
Jacob Bridgeman, Junior, Clemson
Ranking: Golfstat – 16 | Golfweek – 3
Wins: 2 (Camp Creek Invitational, Palmetto Intercollegiate)
Other results: runner-up, Birmingham Invitational; T-5, ACC Championship (stroke play); T-6, Kiawah Invitational; T-10, The Hayt; T-19, NCAA Kingston Springs Regional; T-26, Valspar Collegiate; 2-0, ACC Championship (match play)
Eugenio Chacarra, Sophomore, Oklahoma State
Ranking: Golfstat – 9 | Golfweek – 11
Other results: runner-up, Timuquana Collegiate; T-2, NIT; third, Augusta Haskins Invitational; third, Seminole Intercollegiate; T-3, NCAA Stillwater Regional; T-6, George Hannon Collegiate; T-10, Big 12 Championship; T-16, ASU Thunderbird Collegiate; T-26, Cabo Collegiate; T-40, Maridoe Collegiate; 1-1-1, Big 12 Match Play
Pierceson Coody, Junior, Texas
Ranking: Golfstat – 5 | Golfweek – 5
Wins: 1 (George Hannon Collegiate)
Other results: runner-up, Aggie Invitational; T-2, Colonial Collegiate; T-2, NIT; T-3, Calusa Cup; T-6, Big 12 Championship; T-7, East Lake Cup (stroke play); ninth, NCAA Noblesville Regional; T-17, Cabo Collegiate; T-45, Maridoe Collegiate; 2-0, East Lake Cup (match play)
Alex Fitzpatrick, Sophomore, Wake Forest
Ranking: Golfstat – 2 | Golfweek – 4
Wins: 1 (Valspar Collegiate)
Other results: T-2, NCAA Cle Elum Regional; fourth, Arizona Intercollegiate; fourth, Wake Forest Invitational; T-12, Calusa Cup; T-20, Camp Creek Invitational
Nick Gabrelcik*, Freshman, North Florida
Ranking: Golfstat – 7 | Golfweek – 1
Wins: 3 (Sea Best Invitational, General Hackler Championship, The Hayt)
Other results: second, ASUN Championship; T-4, Timuquana Collegiate; T-4, Gator Invitational; T-6, Birmingham Invitational; T-21, Seminole Intercollegiate; T-26, NCAA Noblesville Regional *Failed to qualify for NCAA Championship
Noah Goodwin, Senior, SMU
Ranking: Golfstat – 6 | Golfweek – 10
Wins: 1 (NCAA Stillwater Regional)
Other results: runner-up, Trinity Forest Invitational; T-2, American Athletic Conference Championship; T-3, Southwestern Invitational; T-4, The Goodwin; T-11, Valspar Collegiate; T-21, The Prestige
Ryan Hall, Junior, South Carolina
Ranking: Golfstat – 3 | Golfweek – 12
Wins: 2 (NCAA Albuquerque Regional, Augusta Haskins Invitational)
Other results: third, Gator Invitational; T-4, LSU Invitational; T-6, Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate; T-8, Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate; T-12, SEC Championship (stroke play); T-13, Tiger Invitational; T-13, Blessings Intercollegiate; T-18, Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate; 0-1, SEC Championship (match play)
John Pak, Senior, Florida State
Ranking: Golfstat – 1 | Golfweek – 2
Wins: 1 (Calusa Cup)
Other results: second, Seminole Intercollegiate; T-3, Cabo Collegiate; T-3, The Hayt; fourth, Tallahassee Regional; T-5, ACC Championship (stroke play); T-7, Valspar Collegiate; T-7, Camp Creek Invitational; T-12, Timuquana Collegiate; 0-2, ACC Championship (match play)
David Puig, Sophomore, Arizona State
Ranking: Golfstat – 14 | Golfweek – 7
Wins: 2 (Southwestern Invitational, Amer Ari Intercollegiate)
Other results: T-6, ASU Thunderbird Collegiate; T-7, The Prestige; eighth, NCAA Albuquerque Regional; T-8, Pac-12 Championship; T-10, Cabo Collegiate; T-11, The Goodwin; T-25, Augusta Haskins Invitational; T-26, Valspar Collegiate
Davis Thompson, Senior, Georgia
Ranking: Golfstat – 4 | Golfweek – 9
Wins: 2 (NCAA Tallahassee Regional, Tiger Invitational)
Other results: third, SEC Championship (stroke play); T-4, Blessings Intercollegiate; T-5, Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate; T-6, Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate; T-11, Gator Invitational; T-16, Old Waverly Collegiate; T-24, LSU Invitational; 0-1, SEC Championship (match play)
About the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel
Celebrating its 50th year, the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel is given annually to the top male U.S. collegiate golfer and is the oldest individual college golf award and the only award to be voted on by players, coaches, golf SID’s and the college golf media. Named after legendary golf instructor Fred Haskins, the Haskins Award has been given to players who have captured 31 major championships and more than 400 professional tournament victories around the world. Past recipients include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ben Crenshaw and Justin Thomas. Sahith Theegala (Pepperdine) won the 50th Haskins Award in 2020. More information about the Haskins Award presented by Stifel is available at www.haskinsaward.com.
About Fred Haskins and the Haskins Commission
From the seaside town of Liverpool to a quaint Donald Ross course in Georgia, Fred Haskins built a reputation for mentoring young golfers. Haskins was head professional at the Country Club of Columbus for 34 years, recommended for the position by the legendary Bobby Jones. His proteges learned the game in Saturday morning classes that cost a nickel. They went on to win more than 150 collegiate and amateur tournaments. Haskins, a master club-maker as well, died in 1981. Since its formation in 1971, the Haskins Commission has been devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. This coveted trophy honors the year’s outstanding college golfer and the memory of Fred Haskins, an obscure club pro that spent his life nurturing and mentoring amateur golfers. The commission, based in Columbus, Ga., oversees the voting conducted among college golfers, coaches and golf media.