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Beginning in 1947, the Oklahoma State Men's Golf program can be consistently described with one word: success. The Cowboy Golf program has accumulated ten NCAA national championships and 16 runner-up finishes. OSU has made the NCAA Championship field a record 64 times in a row, and has finished lower than fifth on only 14 occasions. OSU players have captured 8 individual national championships, 13 player of the year distinctions, and 160 All-America mentions.
Peter Uihlein, 2011

Ben Hogan Award

Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein was named the recipient of the 2011 Ben Hogan Award by the Golf Coaches Association of America at a banquet held on Monday evening at Colonial Country Club.

"We are all here tonight because of Ben Hogan and what he has meant to golf. It is truly remarkable what Colonial is doing in keeping his tradition alive. He is one of the greatest players to ever live. To be here and see all of his memorabilia and awards is truly remarkable," Uihlein said.

The Hogan is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during a 12-month period.

With the announcement, Uihlein becomes the fifth Cowboy to claim the honor. He joins former greats, Kevin Wentworth (1990), Trip Kuehne (1995), Hunter Mahan (2003) and Rickie Fowler (2008) on OSU's recipient list for the prestigious award.

"When I was growing up and talking about Oklahoma State, I wanted to be a part of a tradition that was second to none. To be a part of a team at Oklahoma State with the nucleus that we have and to be a part of that tradition is truly remarkable" Uihlein said. "I want to thank the coaches, Coach McGraw and Coach Bratton. I will be back next year for my senior year and I wish I could go more. I truly love it there. I can truly say that I would not be standing up here if I would have gone anywhere other than Oklahoma State."

The reigning U.S. Amateur champion, Uihlein won the Sahalee Players Championship and Dixie Amateur during the past year as well. He tallied a runner-up finish at the Porter Cup, posted a seventh-place finish at the Sunnehanna Amateur and a fourth-place showing at the World Amateur Team Championship. Additionally, Uihlein made the cut this spring at the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship and also competed at The Masters.

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Rickie Fowler, 2008

Ben Hogan Award

Fowler made history during his rookie season as a Cowboy, becoming the first freshman recipient of the Ben Hogan Award.

The Murrieta, Calif., native spent much of his first campaign as the top-ranked player in the country and often times was a staple on the leaderboard. In 12 starts, he finished in the top 10 on 10 occasions. In fact, Fowler reeled off nine consecutive top 10s to begin his career. During that stretch he won twice and finished in the top five six times.

In just his second career start, Fowler notched his first victory with his win at the Fighting Illini Invitational. His one-shot victory included a 63 to match the course record at Olympia Fields Country Club held by Vijay Singh. Fowler added his second career victory with a four-shot triumph over teammate Kevin Tway at the Big 12 Championship.

Following his win at the conference championship, he was named both the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Year. On the amateur stage, Fowler recorded a pair of prestigious wins prior to his arrival on campus, winning the Sunnehanna Amateur and the Players Amateur en route to garnering a berth on the U.S. Walker Cup squad.

Fowler capped his remarkable year by making the cut at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego where he tied for 60th place.

Zack Robinson, 2006
Byron Nelson Award

Robinson was honored with the Byron Nelson Award after a well-rounded career that saw him earn first-team Academic All-America honors twice and third-team All-America honors on one occasion.

A Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, Robinson entered his senior season with diploma in hand and working toward his master's degree. The Ft. Worth, Texas native was named a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection and the OSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2006.

On the course, Robinson peaked at the right time for the Cowboys, posting back-to-back runner-up finishes at The Maxwell and NCAA Regional before helping OSU to its 10th NCAA title in his final collegiate event.

Pablo Martin, 2006
Fred Haskins Player of the Year
Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year

After being named a first-team All-American, the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and the Phil Mickelson Award recipient as the nation's top freshman in 2005, Pablo Martin entered his second collegiate season with lofty expectations and did not disappoint.

The Malaga, Spain native promptly claimed medalist honors in the first two events of his sophomore campaign and vaulted to the top of the national rankings.

Martin proved to be a model of consistency throughout the season, finishing in the top 10 in eleven of the Cowboys' 12 events. His quick start produced the aforementioned victories as he defended his titles at the Ping/Golfweek Preview and the the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

Martin became the sixth OSU player to be named the Big 12 Player of the Year in the 10-year history of the award, earning the distinction unanimously. He posted a nation-leading 70.65 stroke average that included 10 rounds in the 60s. For his efforts he was once again named a first-team All-American as well as the winner of both the Jack Nicklaus and Fred Haskins awards.

Martin was just as stellar in the classroom, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 and second-team Academic All-America honors.

Hunter Mahan, 2003
Fred Haskins Player of the Year
Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year
Ben Hogan Award Co-Recipient

Despite playing just two seasons at Oklahoma State, Hunter Mahan departed as one of the most decorated players in school history.

The McKinney, Texas native swept national player of the year honors as a junior, being named co-recipient of the Ben Hogan Award and winning the Fred Haskins and Jack Nicklaus awards outright.

During his two seasons in Stillwater, Mahan was twice named a first-team All-American as well as the first player to be tabbed as the Big 12 Player of the Year on two occasions. He finished the 2003 season with victories at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, The Maxwell and the Big 12 Championship where he shattered the conference record for victory of margin, outdistancing the field by 13 strokes.

Charles Howell, 2000
Fred Haskins Player of the Year
Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year

Howell was named the recipient of both of the most prestigious awards in college golf after closing out his career with one of the most dominant six-week stretches in the history of collegiate golf.

Howell broke the conference-tournament scoring record to win the Big 12 title by 10 strokes in late April, and he won medalist honors at The Maxwell two weeks later. But his most impressive performance was his incredibly easy victory at the NCAA Championship. His 23-under-par score broke Justin Leonard's NCAA record by six strokes and won the title by eight. Howell finished the season with a stroke average of 69.57, a national record at the time.

In addition to his consensus national player of the year honors, Howell was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and the Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year, making him the first golfer to receive the distinction. The latter is designed to honor athletic performance and academic achievement.

Trip Kuehne, 1995
Ben Hogan Award

In 1995 Kuehne set standards for academic achievements that will be difficult to match by any future OSU athletes.

A junior athletically, but a senior academically, Kuehne posted a 4.0 grade-point average and was named the top senior male student on the OSU campus. He earned third-team All-America honors on the course and first-team All-America recognition in the classroom. He won two tournaments during the year and carried a 73.11 scoring average in helping OSU to the NCAA championship.

Alan Bratton, 1994
Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year

Bratton, a junior, shared the honor with Justin Leonard of Texas in 1994. Bratton recorded a 71.28 scoring average during the season and won two tournaments, the Ping/Arizona and the Morris Williams. He finished among the top 20 in 14-of-15 tournaments, including eight top-five finishes during the year.

In the spring he was medalist or runner-up six times in 11 outings. He capped off the year as the runner-up to Leonard at the NCAA Tournament. He was also named Academic All-American that season.

Kevin Wentworth, 1990
Ben Hogan Award

Wentworth earned the Hogan Award during the junior season of his outstanding career. That season, Wentworth captured his second straight Big Eight and Central Regional individual titles and also added a victory at the John Burns Tournament.

He posted 11 top 10 finishes in 15 tournaments, and his 25 par of sub-par rounds in 45 overall rounds led the team.

Wentworth would finish his career as the fourth player in school history to win first-team All-America honors three times. He also would become only the second player in NCAA history (Scott Verplank was the other) to earn first-team athletic and academic All-America honors in the same season twice. He carried a 3.58 GPA in economics.

Scott Verplank, 1986
Fred Haskins Player of the Year

Verplank became the only senior in OSU history to win four tournaments in one season as he matched the school record for victories in a year.

In addition to the four wins he also had three runner-up finishes during the year. He averaged 71.6 strokes per round and completed his career by winning the NCAA individual championship.

Verplank was the first NCAA champion to be named Academic All-American.

Willie Wood, 1982
Fred Haskins Player of the Year

Wood claimed the national player-of-the-year honor during his junior season as he posted a 71.6 scoring average and won a school record four tournaments.

He finished among the top five nine times in 12 tournaments during the season. He won the Big Eight Championship to cap a four-tournament stretch where he was in the top three each tournament.

Bob Tway, 1981
Fred Haskins Player of the Year

Tway matched Lindy Miller's school-record 70.7 scoring average en route to earning the national player-of-the-year honor.

He claimed three tournament titles and added four runner-up finishes and a tie for fifth at the NCAA Championship. During the season Tway never finished worse than eighth in 10 events.

Lindy Miller, 1978
Fred Haskins Player of the Year

Miller posted a school-record 70.7 scoring average in his senior season en route to claiming three individual titles and three runner-up finishes.

He played in 11 tournaments and finished among the top five nine times. Miller claimed the Labron Harris Invitational, his third Big Eight Championship and then tied for 15th at the NCAA Championship in his final three collegiate tournaments.


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