SMU golfer DeChambeau (Clovis East) named Hogan semifinalist and to U.S. Palmer Cup team

The Fresno BeeApril 21, 2014 

Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis, pulls out an iron to hit a tee shot over the water hazard at the Fresno City Amateur Championships at Riverside Golf Course during the opening round on May 25, 2013.

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In a span of 48 hours, Southern Methodist sophomore Bryson DeChambeau, a former Clovis East High standout, was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award and was named one of 10 members on the 2014 U.S. Palmer Cup team.

DeChambeau, currently ranked No. 21 in the men's World Amateur Golf Rankings, is the first Mustang in school history to be named a Ben Hogan Award semifinalist and earn a spot in the Palmer Cup in the same year.

The Hogan Award is given every year to the nation's best college golfer.

The Palmer Cup mimics the Ryder Cup, except with collegiate golfers. The event pits the 10 best American college golfers against the 10 best Europeans and will be held at Walton Health Golf Club in Surrey, England, on June 26-28.

Fresno State's Nick Watney was a Hogan finalist in 2002 and semifinalist in 2003.

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