Oklahoma State junior Viktor Hovland was named Big 12 men's golfer of the year on Monday. He is the 12th Cowboy to earn the honor, and first since 2014.
A first-team All-American, Hovland won three times this season and had runner-up showings at the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA Louisville Regional.
A native of Oslo, Norway, Hovland was named the Ben Hogan Award winner and earned the Silver Cup as the Low Amateur at The Masters this past season.
For the first time since taking the helm of the Cowboy program in 2013, head coach Alan Bratton was named the league’s coach of the year. Bratton led the top-ranked Cowboys to six victories, including the program’s first league crown since 2011.
Hovland was joined on the All-Big 12 squad by teammates Zach Bauchou, Austin Eckroat and Matthew Wolff.
Bauchou was named the to squad after posting three top 10s in his senior year, including a runner-up showing at the Amer Ari Invitational. The Forest, Va., native closed his career with an eighth-place showing at the NCAA Championship.
Eckroat was named an all-league selection after putting together a sophomore campaign that included six top 10s. The Edmond native was victorious at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate and also tied for eighth place at the NCAA Championship to close out the year.
Matthew Wolff was honored after setting a school record with six victories, including four consecutive in full-field events, and earning first-team All-America status. The Agoura Hills, California, native closed the year by becoming the ninth player in program history to capture the NCAA individual title, finishing five shots clear of the field.