Fred Haskins and ANNIKA Award Winners to be Announced Live on Golf Central Tonight, 6 p.m. ET
Awards Recognize the Nation’s Most Outstanding Male and Female Division I College Golfers
Exemptions to the Greenbrier Classic and the Evian Championship for Award Winners
Winners to be Interviewed on Golf Central
ORLANDO, Fla., June 7, 2016 –Golf Channel will announce the winners of two of the most prestigious awards in college golf – the Fred Haskins Award Presented by Stifel and the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M – on a live edition of Golf Central tonight at 6 p.m. ET. The show will include profiles on the top candidates for both awards and interviews with the winners.
The Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel honors the nation’s most outstanding male collegiate golfer as selected by his peers, coaches and the media. The 2015 winner of the Fred Haskins Award was Stanford sophomore Maverick McNealy, who culminated a 2014-15 regular season with nine top-10 finishes – including six victories – the Pac-12 Championship and Pac-12 Player of the Year. The 2016 Fred Haskins Award winner will receive a sponsor’s exemption to compete in The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA TOUR in July.
The ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M honors the nation’s most outstanding female collegiate golfer as selected by her peers, coaches and the media. The 2015 winner was Duke freshman Leona Maguire, who tallied three wins and finished runner-up in the 2015 NCAA Women’s Golf Championships. The 2016 ANNIKA Award winner will receive an exemption to compete in the Evian Championship in September, the final major for the LPGA Tour season. The Fred Haskins Commission, which for the past 45 years has overseen the Fred Haskins Award presented by Stifel, also oversees the ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M.
Voting for the ANNIKA and Fred Haskins Awards concluded at the end of the 2016 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, respectively. In what were thrilling, down-to-the-wire finishes in both the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, Washington (women) and Oregon (men) captured their first golf team national championships in school history. Golf Channel will feature an encore presentation of the men’s championship match between Oregon and Texas tonight in primetime at 8 p.m. ET.
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