TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Graduate transfer Vincent Norrman has been named a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award Golfer of the Month for January, announced on Wednesday by the Ben Hogan Trophy Award Foundation.
Norrman joins fellow ACC golfer Jacob Bridgeman of Clemson and Arizona State’s David Puig of Arizona State among the finalists.
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Fifteen total ballots are eligible to be cast, with 12 coming from members of the Hogan Trophy Award Foundation and Friends of Golf and three social media fan ballots. Those votes are issued to the top vote getter on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, with the contests open through Friday (Feb. 11) at noon (CT). The winner of the monthly award will be named Friday afternoon.
In his first two tournaments played at FSU, Norrman won the Timuquana Collegiate and tied for seventh at the Camp Creek Seminole Invitational. At Timuquana, he shot a 13-under 203 and birdied his final hole to secure his first win at Florida State. All three of his rounds at Timuquana were in the 60s (69-66-69).
At Camp Creek Golf Club, Norrman shot a 4-under 212. His average score of 69.17 and -2.83 vs. par lead Florida State through the early portion of the spring season.
The Ben Hogan Award is awarded annually to the top men’s college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions over the previous 12 months. The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued by the Friends of Golf at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles in 1990. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award moved to Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and revised its criteria to its current standard of honoring the outstanding amateur and collegiate golfer.