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Final watch list for 2023 men’s college golf season

Ludvig Aberg

The postseason is underway in men’s college golf, and after the NCAA Regionals, the NCAA Div. I Men’s Golf Championship field is set for May 26-31 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

With that, the race for the 2023 Haskins Award presented by Stifel is starting to heat up.

A handful of players have made their case throughout the season as front-runners for the Haskins Award, which honors the player of the year in men’s college golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media.

If you fit one of the listed criteria, use this link to cast your vote.

Players on the Haskins Award Watch List were selected by a panel of Golfweek and Golf Channel writers. The players are listed alphabetically.

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Aberg, a senior, has been on a tear this spring. He won the Big 12 Championship and medalist honors at the Norman Regional. He has four victories this season and nine top-10 finishes. His adjusted scoring average is 68.63 while sitting 29th in strength of schedule.

Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg. (Photo: Texas Tech men’s golf)

The fifth-year senior has had a strong season for the Big 10 champion Illini. Dumont de Chassart won the Fighting Illini Spring Collegiate and has added eight top-10 finishes. He also has a 69.39 adjusted scoring average, and his strength of schedule is 231.

Illinois’ Adrien Dumont de Chassart. (Photo: Illinois Athletics)

Ford, a sophomore, won the Jackson T. Stephens Cup and also has eight top 10s with the 24th-best strength of schedule. His adjusted scoring average is 69.96 , and Ford also finished runner-up three times.

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North Carolina’s David Ford won the Jones Cup on Sunday. (Photo: Jones Cup)

Ben James had a stellar freshman season. He won five times, his biggest win coming at the Las Vegas Regional. He also won two of his first three starts and has a 69.15 adjusted scoring average with 10 top-10 finishes. His strength of schedule is 202.

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Virginia’s Ben James poses with the trophy after winning the 2022 Streamsong Invitational in his first college start. (Photo: Virginia Athletics)

Kuhl is another fifth-year senior for Illinois. Although he doesn’t have any wins this year, he does have nine top-10 finishes and a 70.02 adjusted scoring average. His strength of schedule sits at 229, two in front of teammate…


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