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Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg wins 2023 Ben Hogan Award, joins Jon Rahm as only two-time winner

Texas Tech senior Ludvig Aberg won the 2023 Ben Hogan Award, it was announced Monday.

Aberg also won the award in 2022. He becomes only the second golfer ever to win the Ben Hogan Award twice, joining Jon Rahm.

The annual award – which honors the top men’s college golfer based on collegiate, amateur and professional events over the previous 12 months – was announced Monday at a dinner at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Aberg won the Big 12 Conference Championship for the second straight year, becoming the first golfer in conference history to accomplish the feat. He also captured the Norman Regional last week, making him the only player in Division I golf to win both a conference and regional title this season.

He claimed the Big 12 individual title at Prairie Dunes in Kansas by eight shots with a tournament-record 15-under score of 265. He also grabbed college wins this season at the Valspar Collegiate and The Prestige. On the year, he finished among the top 10 in all nine tournaments and had a 68.46 stroke average.

Aberg was voted the winner by a selection committee made up of nearly three dozen leaders and experts in college, amateur and professional golf. In addition, all past award winners were eligible to vote in the final round, casting a ballot to rank the three finalists.

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek