MGOLF: Davis Thompson is a finalist for the Haskins Award

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MGOLF: Davis Thompson is a finalist for the Haskins Award

Davis Thompson
(Photo: Georgia Sports Communications)
Davis Thompson
(Photo: Georgia Sports Communications)

Georgia golfer Davis Thompson has been selected as one of the three finalists for the 2020 Haskins Award, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Haskins Commission, Golfweek, and Golf Channel.

The Haskins Award, often called the Heisman Trophy of college golf, has been presented annually since 1971 to the nation’s top player. Georgia’s Russell Henley won the Haskins Award in 2010 and his trophy is housed inside the Boyd Center at the UGA Golf Course.

Joining Thompson on the final list are John Augenstein of Vanderbilt and Sahith Theegala of Pepperdine. The winner will be announced May 8 and will earn an exemption into the PGA Tour’s A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

Thompson, a junior from Auburn, Ala., is No. 5 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He ended the year with a scoring average of 69.95, including nine rounds in the 60s. Thompson won the Jim Rivers Invitational last fall and had four additional top-10 finishes this season. He played on sponsor exemptions in the 2019 RSM Classic and the 2020 Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour. By virtue of winning the Jones Cup Invitational, he earned another berth in the 2020 RSM Classic. Thompson has been chosen to compete for the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup in Dec. 21-23 at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla.

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