Tide's Thompson a semifinalist for 2008 Hogan Award

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama golfer Michael Thompson is a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.

The award is presented annually to the top college or junior golfer based on all collegiate and amateur competition during the past 12 months.

The 10 semifinalists were announced Wednesday.

Thompson was named an All-American last June after finishing tied for fourth at the NCAA championships. He was a finalist at the 2007 U.S. Amateur in August and played in last week's Masters as an amateur.