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College golfers on the 2023-2024 Haskins Award Preseason Watch List

College golfers on the 2023-2024 Haskins Award Preseason Watch List

College golf is back, which means it’s time to look at Player of the Year candidates.

The Haskins Award presented by Stifel honors the player of the year in college men’s golf, as selected by college golfers, coaches and members of the college golf media.

Last year, Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg took home the honor. This season, a new host of players will vie for the Heisman Trophy of college golf, including the world’s top-ranked amateur and the reigning U.S. Amateur champion.

On Tuesday, the Haskins Foundation announced its 2023-24 Haskins Award preseason watch list. The players are listed alphabetically. Players on the Haskins Award Watch List were selected by a panel of Golfweek and Golf Channel writers.

Here’s a look at the 25 golfers on the preseason watch list.

Amateur Cole Anderson plays his shot from the 12th tee during the final round of the Live and Work in Maine Open at Falmouth Country Club on June 26, 2022 in Falmouth, Maine. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

A 2023 second-team All-American, Anderson heads into his senior year off a summer where he appeared in the Arnold Palmer Cup and made it to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur.

2023 NCAA Men's Golf Championship

Arizona State golfer Jose Luis Ballester plays his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Photo: Rob Schumacher-Arizona Republic)

Ballester will be a focal point in a strong Arizona State lineup this fall, as he’s coming off a summer where he won the European Amateur Championship and was a member of the International Palmer Cup team.

2023 U.S. Amateur

Michael Brennan motions to his putt on hole 15 during the second round of stroke play of the 2023 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills C.C. in Cherry Hills Village, Colo. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. (Kathryn Riley/USGA)

Last spring, Brennan captured the individual ACC title and has won six times in his career. He also played in the 2023 U.S. Open at Los Angeles Country Club. 

Florida State’s Luke Clanton. (Photo: Florida State Athletics)

Clanton, 12th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, finished third at the Northeast Amateur, fourth at the Sunnehanna Amateur and made match play at the U.S. Amateur. He’ll be a sophomore, and he won the NCAA Regional as a freshman in the spring.

2023 U.S. Amateur

Nick Dunlap holds up the Havemeyer Trophy after winning the 2023 U.S. Amateur at Cherry…


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