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2017 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars Named
NORMAN, Okla. – Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 262 in Division I, 109 in Division II and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 45 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university. Division I Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars
Camilo Aguado, Jacksonville State
Val Almendarez, Houston Baptist
Arjuna Anday, Columbia
Eric Ansett, Lipscomb
Ryan Argotsinger, Southern Miss
Rúnar Arnórsson, Minnesota
Sam Aronoff, William & Mary
Justin Avery, Fresno State
Viraat Badhwar, Stanford
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Luis Fernando Barco, Purdue
Derek Bard, Virginia
Brandon Baumgarten, UC Davis
George Baylis, Akron
Teremoana Beaucousin, Kennesaw State
Ryan Benton, Auburn
Will Bernstein, Yale
Jared Bettcher, Troy
Andrej Bevins, New Mexico
Vincent Blanchette, Gardner-Webb
Jared Brown, Eastern Kentucky
Andrew Buchanan, SMU
Blair Bursey, Utah Valley
Andy Butler, Villanova
Blake Cannon, Colorado State
Joseph Cansler, UNCG
Brandon Carlson, Southern Illinois
Mario Carmona, Rice
Alessandro Caselli, Francis Marion
Marc Casullo, Francis Marion
Sydney Chung, Memphis
Christian Cichan, George Washington
James Clark, Georgia Tech
Zach Coats, UALR
Matt Codd, Southern Miss
Ryan Cole, James Madison
Justin Connelly, Mercer
Nick Contini, Longwood
Charles Corner, UTEP
Kyle Cornett, Seattle
Myles Creighton, Radford
Stoney Crouch, Lipscomb
Antonio Cruz-Conde, Old Dominion
Daniel De La Garza, Harvard
Kyler Dearden, Weber State
Mickey DeMorat, Liberty
Robert Deng, Harvard
Ben Dietrich, South Carolina
Brendon Doyle, Indiana
Frederik Dreier, UTEP
Jared du Toit, Arizona State
Erik Dulik, Louisville
Viktor Edin, Augusta
John Edler, Bucknell
Eric Edwards, George Mason
Thomas Eldridge, UNCW
Ariel Elftman-Hanson, Utah Valley
Christian Elliott, Penn State
Harry Ellis, Florida State
Manuel Elvira, UCF
Sam Engel, CSUN
Clark Engle, Ohio State
Austin Eoff, Purdue
Broc Everett, Augusta
Bryce Evon, Michigan
David Faraudo Godinez, Texas State
Mikey Feher, Lipscomb
Rigel Fernandes, USF
Connor Flach, Loyola (MD)
Patrick Flavin, Miami (OH)
Geoff Fry, Pacific
Nick Fuller, Nevada
Kyle Gaines, Detriot Mercy
Seth Gandy, Charlotte
David Ganz, Gonzaga
Andre Garcia, New Mexico
Ragnar Gardarsson, Louisiana-Lafayette
Ryan Gaske, Gonzaga
Matt Gilchrest, Auburn
Greg Gildea, Fresno State
Lloyd Jefferson Go, Seton Hall
Zach Gollwitzer, Akron
Casto Gomez-Ruiz, UTRGV
Danny Gorman, SIUE
Wes Gosselin, Chattanooga
Mateusz Gradecki, East Tennessee State
Taylor Grant, Mississippi State
Ben Griffin, North Carolina
Dane Hankamer, Air Force
Chase Hanna, Kansas
Preston Harrington, UNCW
Joe Harvie, Seattle
Andrew Havill, Indiana
Bo Hayes, Jacksonville State
Erik Hedberg, Austin Peay State
Alex Herrmann, Georgia State
Max Herrmann, Georgia State
Alex Herzog, Weber State
Jonathan Hewett, DePaul
Phillip Hickam, Chattanooga
Grant Hirschman, Oklahoma
Keegan Hoff, Richmond
Ian Holt, Kent State
Craig Hornberger, Campbell
Chris Houston, Rhode Island
Franklin Huang, Stanford
Walter Huddy, California
Daniel Hudson, Kansas
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Andrew Huseman, Arkansas State
Keenan Huskey, South Carolina
Devin Jenkins, IPFW
Tanner Jenson, Utah State
Drew Johnson, Virginia Tech
Chase Johnson, Kent State
Colin Joseph, Toledo
Jackson Juerling, IUPUI
Juuso Kahlos, UCF
Bradley Kauffman, Winthrop
Scott Kim, Siena
Chris Korte, Denver
Emmanuel Kountakis, Augusta
Brock Kovach, George Mason
Ross Kukula, Seattle
Conner Kumpula, Oregon State
Thomas La Morte, Campbell
Blaine Lafferty, Delaware
Joey Lane, Virginia Tech
David Langley, Old Dominion
Jake Leavitt, Elon
Josh Lee, Florida State
Kevin Lee, Memphis
JD Lehman, Louisville
Arron Lickteig, Wyoming
Jonas Liebich, Oregon State
Linus Lilliedahl, Missouri
Thomas Lilly, UNCW
Corey Long, St. Bonaventure
Hurly Long, Texas Tech
Jaime Lopez Rivarola, Georgia
Nathan Mallonee, Georgia State
Jake Marriott, Augusta
Alexander Matlari, Duke
Charlie May, Elon
Drew McCullough, Wyoming
Tyler McDaniel, Kentucky
Max McGreevy, Oklahoma
Maverick McNealy, Stanford
Mitchell Meissner, Rice
Jason Mendel, South Alabama
Petter Mikalsen, Denver
Jamie Mist, Jacksonville State
Eric Mitchell, Princeton
Jose Montaño, North Carolina
Major Monzingo, Stephen F. Austin
Garrett Moores, Samford
Austin Morrison, William & Mary
Felix Mory, CSUN
Kyle Mueller, Michigan
Jared Multer, Eastern Michigan
Hanish Nagrani, VCU
Tanner Napier, Arkansas State
Jose Narro, Bowling Green
Charlie Netzel, Michigan State
Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech
Andrew Novak, Wofford
John Oda, UNLV
Jared O’Kelley, Cincinnati
Zachary Olsen, Oklahoma State
Matt Oshrine, Duke
Cody O’Toole, Georgia Southern
Philip Oweida, College of Charleston
Justin Pagila, Army
Wil Pahud, Evansville
Spencer Painton, Colorado
Michael Perras, Houston
Matthew Perrine, Baylor
Chris Petefish, Georgia Tech
Nicklas Pihl, UTEP
Hayden Ploeger, Presbyterian
Archer Price, Georgia Southern
Hunter Rappleye, Saint Mary’s (CA)
Cayman Ratliff, East Tennessee State
William Register, North Carolina
Kevin Reilly, Rice
Rylee Reinertson, Oklahoma
Kyle Rodes, Eastern Michigan
Eli Rogers, Utah State
Hannes Ronneblad, Texas Tech
Travis Rose, Eastern Kentucky
Nic Ross, Eastern Michigan
Gregory Royston, Harvard
Atle Ruden, Hartford
Will Sallee, Eastern Kentucky
Enej Sarkanj, VCU
Patrick Sato, Seattle
Joey Savoie, Middle Tennessee
Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee
Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt
Nick Seitz, Valparaiso
Mert Selamet, Columbia
Michael Sharp, Michigan State
Hunter Shattuck, Baylor
Corey Shaun, UCLA
Lee Shepherd, Weber State
Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
Bryan Shin, UC Irvine
Matt Shubley, Sacred Heart
Jake Shuman, Duke
Jack Sides, East Carolina
Connor Slane, Middle Tennessee
Grant Smith, South Dakota State
Jack Smith, Tennessee
Ruben Sondjaja, Iowa State
John Souza, Colorado
Stephen Stallings, Kentucky
Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
Sam Stevens, Oklahoma State
Blake Stock, Stephen F. Austin
Jake Storey, Georgia Southern
Ryan Stovash, UCF
Thomas Strandemo, Louisiana-Lafayette
Daniel Sutton, Kansas
Austin Swafford, UT Martin
Tom Swanson, Michigan
Connor Tallman, Navy
Freddy Thomas, DePaul
Stuart Thomas, Chattanooga
Hubert Tisserand, UMKC
Sam Triplett, Northwestern
Trevor Ullestad, Missouri
Michael VanDeventer, Ball State
Thibault Vieilledent, UMKC
Kendrick Vinar, Harvard
Nick Voke, Iowa State
Eddie Wajda III, Wisconsin
Euan Walker, Missouri
Danny Walker, Virginia
Jeremy Wall, Loyola (MD)
Ethan Wall, Loyola (MD)
Ryan Wallen, Wyoming
Billy Walthouse, Rhode Island
Li Wang, Yale
Baxter Ward, Stephen F. Austin
Johnny Watts, Ball State
Stephen Watts, Toledo
Peter Webb, Valparaiso
Alex Weiss, Marshall
Philippe Weppernig, Eastern Michigan
Noah West, Ole Miss
Matthew Wetterich, Xavier
Vincent Whaley, Georgia Tech
Peyton White, Ohio
A.J. Wilkerson, Tennessee Tech
Chris Williams, West Virginia
Ben Wolcott, Ole Miss
Adam Wood, Duke
Glenn Workman, Wyoming
Dylan Wu, Northwestern
Linus Yip, Seton Hall
Jonathan Young, UC Irvine
Federico Zucchetti, Texas Tech Division II Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars
Jose Acevedo, Missouri-St. Louis
Angel Aguirre, West Texas A&M
Eliott Azoulay, St. Edward’s
Barry Babbitt, Rollins
Jackson Bailey, Lenoir-Rhyne
Ryan Ballard, Lewis
Mason Banger, Harding
Casey Bannon, Saint Leo
Kyle Barnett, Malone
Matt Barry, Missouri-St. Louis
Chandler Blanchet, West Florida
Jordan Bollenbacher, Tiffin
Austin Buente, Lewis
Will Bundy, Coker
Ben Cook, Ferris State
John Coultas, Florida Southern
Julien de Poyen, Missouri-St. Louis
Ryan Dyck, Lindenwood
Collin Engelhardt, Rollins
Jacob English, Malone
Chris Fry, Brevard
Matt Garland, Northwood (MI)
Ryan Gendron, Saint Leo
Marques Gomez, Southwestern
Oklahoma State
Greg Gonzalez, California Baptist
Austin Goodridge, Ohio Dominican
Brett Green, Tiffin
Jay Green, Tiffin
Sam Grindle, Rollins
Derek Hamm, Barton
Jake Harpe, Valdosta State
Ryan Harris, Bellarmine
Garrett Harrison, Colorado Mesa
Joey Hearn, St. Edward’s
Matthew Hedges, CSU Monterey Bay
Eric Hill, Oklahoma Christian
Corban Hill, Arkansas-Fort Smith
Michael Hoare, IUP
Johnson Holliday, USC Aiken
Stefan Idstam, Southwestern
Oklahoma State
Dylan Igo, Southern Nazarene
Taylor Ingle, Coker
Wesley Jackson, Central Oklahoma
James Jessop, Saint Leo
Jack Kegelmeyer, Flagler
Max Kirsch, IUP
Jack Korzon, Lewis
Mateusz Kucz, UC San Diego
Jonas Kugel, Florida Tech
Markus Lindberg, Missouri-St. Louis
Oskar Lundgren, Brevard
Ty Macias, Dominican (CA)
Graham McAree, Indianapolis
Trevor McKune, Colorado Mesa
Kyle McLay, Holy Names
Cal Meyers, Bentley
Connor Miele, Montana State-Billings
Michael Miranda, St. Thomas Aquinas
Price Murphree, Henderson State
Ben Murray, Palm Beach Atlantic
Drew Nelson, Dominican (CA)
Brannon O’Pry, West Alabama
Axel Östensson, USC Aiken
Trey Pearson, Young Harris
Dylan Pence, West Georgia
Ryan Peruski, Saginaw Valley State
Colin Prater, UC Colorado Springs
Alec Riley, West Alabama
Davis Roche, Valdosta State
Justin Roth, Findlay
Jon Sain, Union (TN)
Juan Luis Sanchez, Harding
Wilfredo Sanchez, Texas A&M-Commerce
Christian Sanders, California Baptist
Scott Schaeffer, Rockhurst
Tyler Schepens, Tiffin
Corey Sheppard, Lee
Justin Shluker, Sonoma State
Kyler Smith, Colorado Mesa
Trent Smith, Lewis
Taylor Smith, Tusculum
Austin Sparks, North Alabama
Harris Stevens, West Alabama
Evan Stoker, Indianapolis
Sebastian Strehl, Brevard
Eric Thompson, Ohio Dominican
Ryan Thompson, Ohio Dominican
Jacob Tinsley, Armstrong State
Juan Torrente, Lindenwood
Joe Torres, Hillsdale
Alex Trevino, Colorado Mesa
Cody Troutman, Central Oklahoma
Preston Tucker, Tusculum
Patrick Twesme, North Alabama
Jakob van de Flierdt, Rollins
John VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Carson Vaughn, West Georgia
DJ Vogt, Bellarmine
David Wallin, Young Harris
Chandler Walnsch, Ashland
Nicholas Ward, Georgia Southwestern State
Cam Wardley, Findlay
Harry Wetton, Western New Mexico
Ross White, Western New Mexico
Alex Williamson, Harding
Tate Williamson, Northeastern State
Jackson Wright, Indianapolis
Blake Young, UC Colorado Springs
Olav Zandveld, Valdosta State Additional Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars (View Previously Named DIII Scholars Here)
Ocean Armstrong, Bridgewater
Michael Barrette, Augsburg
Jack Baun, Macalester
Nicholas Biondi, Marywood
Tyler Davis, Ohio Northern
Blake Davis, Millikin
Karl Deuble, St. John Fisher
Tyler Elgin, Otterbein
Ryan Elmore, Berry
Luke Farley, Washington & Lee
Jake Forbes, Piedmont
Harrison Frye, Guilford
Brett Gaustad, Augsburg
Jacob Gentry, Schreiner
David Gerig, Millikin
Zach Goodchild, Ohio Northern
Nathaniel Gray, California Luthern
Zach Hentrich, Edgewood (WI)
Sam Hill, UT Tyler
Ross Hoffman, Williams
Josh Irby, Lynchburg
Sadiq Jiwa, Kenyon
Daniel Kay, LeTourneau
Jack Knue, Franklin
Alex Koopmeiners, Gustavus Adolphus
Torben Krieger, Brimingham-Southern
Steven LaMay, Brimingham-Southern
Daniel Luftspring, Rochester
Mason McCool, Kenyon
Todd Alan McDonald, Washington & Lee
Peter Mitzel, Willamette
Cade Montplaisir, Concordia (MN)
Jason Paek, Rochester
Jeff Palmerino, St. John Fisher
Levi Pettit, UT Dallas
Grant Raffel, Williams
Phil Ritchie, Kalamazoo
Jona Scott, Rochester
Zach Shahrokhi, Ohio Wesleyan
Lincoln Slagel, North Central
Cole Sondgeroth, Millikin
Alec Spencer, La Verne
Doug Whitten, Maryville (TN)
Clark Wilson, Willamette
Mark David Wright, Wittenberg NAIA Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars
Bobby Anderson, Rocky Mountain
Hunter Anderson, Rocky Mountain
Steven Anderson, Texas Wesleyan
Matt Andrews, Embry Riddle Prescott
Jacob Berg, Warner Pacific
Matthew Cheung, Oklahoma City
Josh Dirlam, Lawrence Tech
Austin Egan, Carroll (MT)
Landon Fox, Southwestern (KS)
Johnnie Greco, William Jessup
Valentin Haack, SCAD-Savannah
Lauri Hacklin, Coastal Georgia
Erik Jonasson, Keiser
Brian Krehbiel, Bethel (KS)
Nikolas Lurken, SCAD-Atlanta
Kirk Markowski, Lawrence Tech
Petter Norberg, Keiser
Brian Peck, Southwestern (KS)
Miguel Sanchez, Lawrence Tech
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist
All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol Honorees Announced
NORMAN, Okla. – The 24 honorees for the 2017 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Players from Divisions I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the 2016-17 collegiate season. The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Nicklaus Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 22 major championships. The All-Nicklaus team is comprised of Chandler Blanchet of West Florida, Odessa’s Adam Blomme, Sam Burns of LSU, Oregon’s Wyndham Clark, John Coultas and John VanDerLaan of Florida Southern, Berry’s Ryan Elmore, Rupert Kaminski of Oklahoma City, Huntingdon’s Addison Lambeth, Logan Lanier of LaGrange, Dalton State’s SM Lee, Rowan Lester of Texas Wesleyan, Marco Maldonado of Tyler JC, Nova Southeastern’s Richard Mansell, Patrick Martin of Vanderbilt, Stanford’s Maverick McNealy, Collin Morikawa of California, UNLV’s John Oda, Indian Hills Ricky Sanders, Jimmy Stanger of Virginia, Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss, Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Colin Troxler, and Wake Forest’s Will Zalatoris. About Barbasol:
Barbasol ® is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For nearly 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. The premium formula is available in 6 varieties. Barbasol is also proud to offer NEW Premium Disposable Razors in multiple blade counts including 6-Blade, 3-Blade and Twin Blade! Barbasol Shaving Cream and Barbasol Premium Disposable Razors are available at retailers nationwide. For more information, visit Barbasol.com or follow @BarbasolShave on Twitter and Instagram. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc. 2017 All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol
Chandler Blanchet, West Florida
Adam Blomme, Odessa
Sam Burns, LSU
Wyndham Clark, Oregon
John Coultas, Florida Southern
Ryan Elmore, Berry
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
Addison Lambeth, Huntingdon
Logan Lanier, LaGrange
SM Lee, Dalton State
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
Marco Maldonado, Tyler JC
Richard Mansell, Nova Southeastern
Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt
Maverick McNealy, Stanford
Dylan Meyer, Illinois
Collin Morikawa, California
John Oda, UNLV
Ricky Sanders, Indian Hills
Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
Colin Troxler, Mississippi Gulf Coast
John VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest
Jack Nicklaus Award presented by Barbasol Recipients Announced
DUBLIN, Ohio – Sam Burns of LSU, West Florida’s Chandler Blanchet, Logan Lanier of LaGrange, Dalton State’s SM Lee, and Tyler JC’s Marco Maldonado have been named the 2017 recipients of the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at the Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels. In addition to receiving the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, the five recipients will compete in the Barbasol Shootout for an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s Barbasol Championship, held July 20-23, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala. The Barbasol Shootout will be held Saturday, June 3 and tee off at 1:30 pm at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus first learned the game of golf as a young boy. Mr. Nicklaus will recognize the Nicklaus Award recipients the following day at 10 am during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide at Muirfield Village Golf Club. “We are honored to sponsor the Jack Nicklaus Award and to offer the Barbasol Shootout winner an exemption into the Barbasol Championship.” said Tom Murray, CEO of Perio Inc., the parent company of Barbasol. “To earn the exemption, regardless of Division, offers a unique and life-changing opportunity to play in a PGA TOUR event.” Burns, the Division I Nicklaus Award recipient, will also receive an exemption to the following year’s Memorial Tournament. Division I: A sophomore from Shreveport, La., Burns posted four victories this season, including the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. He had two additional runner-up finishes and only placed outside the top nine once in 15 events. The SEC Player of the Year, Burns smashed LSU’s single-season scoring record with a 70.04 stroke average in 43 competitive rounds played on the season. The PING First-Team All-America selection was previously named to represent the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup. Division II: A junior from Gainesville, Fla., Blanchet produced seven tournament victories this season, including a final-round come-from-behind victory at the NCAA Division II National Championships. He had three additional top three finishes in his 11 events. He was a unanimous selection as Gulf South Conference Golfer of the Year. The current leader in all divisions in the Golfstat Cup, which measures adjusted stroke average at 68.71, Blanchet has posted 20 of his 31 rounds in the 60s and 26 round at par or better. Division III: Lanier was a PING First-Team All-America selection. He also earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors. This season, he finished in the top five in nine of 10 tournaments. In addition to winning the USA South Tournament, Lanier tied for first at the Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Fall Invitational. He graduated cum laude, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Mathematics. He received the school’s Eagle Award which is given to the top male and female student athlete. Lanier was a tutor in mathematics and a volunteer for the Our Daily Bread food program in LaGrange. NAIA: A native of Buford, Ga., Lee won four tournaments this season, including his first career event and the Southern States Athletic Conference. His worst finish in 10 events was tied for sixth. The Southern States Athletics Conference Player and Freshman of the Year, Lee was also recipient of the Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award for NAIA. He was the best ranked NAIA player in the Golfstat Cup rankings. He earned PING First-Team All-America honors. NJCAA: Maldonado has posted six victories this season, the Al Jones Memorial Invitational, Tyler JC Spring Invitational, Pinecrest Intercollegiate, Hal Sutton Intercollegiate, NJCAA Southwest Championship and the NJCAA District F Championship. He had three additional top 10 finishes. Maldonado placed in the top 20 in all 11 of 12 events. A PING First-Team All-America selection, he finished the year ranked first in the NJCAA Division II Golfstat rankings. Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Winners of the Nicklaus Award include Tiger Woods (1996), Phil Mickelson (1990-92), David Duval (1993), Justin Leonard (1994), Stewart Cink (1995), Luke Donald (1999), Hunter Mahan (2003), Bill Haas (2004), Ryan Moore (2005), Justin Thomas (2012) and Jon Rahm (2016) among many others. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 22 major championships. About Barbasol:
Barbasol ® is America’s #1 brand of shaving cream. For nearly 100 years, generations of men have trusted Barbasol for a close, comfortable shave. The premium formula is available in 6 varieties. Barbasol is also proud to offer NEW Premium Disposable Razors in multiple blade counts including 6-Blade, 3-Blade and Twin Blade! Barbasol Shaving Cream and Barbasol Premium Disposable Razors are available at retailers nationwide. For more information, visit Barbasol.com or follow @BarbasolShave on Twitter and Instagram. Barbasol is owned by Dublin, Ohio-based Perio Inc.
Three-time finalist McNealy wins 2017 Ben Hogan Award
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 22, 2017) – Colonial Country Club, Friends of Golf (FOG) and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have announced that Stanford senior Maverick McNealy is the 2017 winner of The Ben Hogan Award presented by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta). He is the second Stanford winner in the past four years and is the sixth straight recipient from the Pac-12 Conference. McNealy is one of only two players in the world currently ranked among the top 10 in all four major college and amateur ranking systems. He currently is listed second in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, and was the winner of the 2016 Mark H. McCormack Gold Medal as the year’s No. 1 player. He represented the United States at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championship and has been named to Team USA for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup. The senior is ranked seventh in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking. The product of Portola Valley, Calif., is listed third in both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin college rankings. McNealy carries a 69.72 stroke average over 29 rounds, with nine top-20 finishes in 10 events, including six top-fives. His fall victory at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club was his 11th career win, tying him with Tiger Woods and 2014 Hogan Award winner Patrick Rodgers for most in school history. Last week, he finished third at the NCAA Stanford Regional with an 8-under-par score of 202. McNealy, who also was a finalist in 2015 and 2016, is the second three-time finalist ever, joining Bill Haas (2002-04). He is the first player to be invited to Colonial as a finalist three times. McNealy receives an exemption into the PGA TOUR’s 2018 Dean & DeLuca Invitational, as well as earn a $32,000 grant for the Stanford men’s golf scholarship program. The other two finalists’ schools each will receive grants of $16,000. In all, a record $85,000 in scholarship grants will be distributed to nine schools, bringing the total to nearly $600,000 since 2002. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men’s NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or NJCAA college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the 12-month period dating from the previous award’s banquet. The selection committee, which votes during each stage of the process, is made up of two dozen leaders and experts in amateur, college and professional golf. In order to determine the winner, each committee member cast a ballot that ranked the finalists from 1-3. The finalists included Oregon senior Wyndham Clark and Illinois junior Dylan Meyer. The Ben Hogan Trophy was first issued in 1990 at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles and included academic achievement in its list of standards. In 2002, the Ben Hogan Award began honoring the outstanding amateur collegiate golfer at Colonial Country Club. Stanford now joins Oklahoma State (3), Arizona State (2), Clemson (2) and Washington (2) as schools with mulitple winners. Winners at Colonial include: D.J. Trahan (Clemson, 2002), Ricky Barnes (Arizona, 2003), Hunter Mahan (Oklahoma State, 2003), Bill Haas (Wake Forest, 2004), Ryan Moore (UNLV, 2005), Matt Every (Florida, 2006), Chris Kirk (Georgia, 2007), Rickie Fowler (Oklahoma State, 2008), Kyle Stanley (Clemson, 2009), Nick Taylor (Washington, 2010), Peter Uihlein (Oklahoma State, 2011), Patrick Cantlay (UCLA, 2012), Chris Williams (Washington, 2013), Patrick Rodgers (Stanford, 2014) and Jon Rahm (Arizona State, 2015, 2016). About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for ten consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2016 America’s Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaUS.@konicaminoltaus.
Blagg Recipient of Jan Strickland Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
NORMAN, Okla. – Baylor’s Ryan Blagg was named recipient of the 2017 Jan Strickland Outstanding Assistant Coach Award presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf as selected by the GCAA. The Strickland Award is presented to the NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or NJCAA assistant coach that, among other things, has excelled in working with their student-athletes both on the course and in the classroom. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the Jan Strickland Award recipient,” said Blagg. “I feel extremely blessed to be in the company of all the past winners. I’d like to thank the GCAA, TaylorMade-adidas, the Jan Strickland Award committee, Coach (Mike) McGraw and our team. I’m really excited to see what the future holds for Baylor Golf.” Blagg is in his fifth season as an assistant coach for the Baylor men’s golf program. He was a 2016 finalist for the Jan Strickland Award. The Bears have claimed three tournament victories and placed in the top four in all but two events this season. Braden Bailey, Cooper Dossey and Matthew Perrine won or tied for medalist honors this season and earned All-Big 12 honors. Additionally, Dossey was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. Baylor led the Big 12 with seven student-athletes on the Academic All-Big 12 Golf Teams, including six first-teamers. Baylor will compete at the Stanford Regional May 15-17. “Ryan is very deserving of this prestigious award,” stated Baylor Head Men’s Golf Coach Mike McGraw. “He is one of the hardest working and most efficient golf coaches I have ever seen. It will also please our players that he is being honored because he has made such an impact on this team.” The Strickland Award recipient will have the opportunity to further his professional development by receiving an invitation to the TaylorMade-adidas Golf Kingdom in Carlsbad, Calif. TaylorMade-adidas Golf has sponsored the Strickland Award since its inception in 2003.
GCAA and WGCA To Present Mark Laesch Awards
NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) will award the first annual Mark Laesch Awards following this spring’s NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships.

The Mark Laesch Awards will be presented to the team that showed the greatest improvement from the previous season in adjusted stroke average after the conclusion of their national championship. For the GCAA, programs will be recognized from the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, along with NAIA and NJCAA. NCAA Divisions I, II and III will be honored by the WGCA.

“We’re both excited and humbled to present these awards that honor a man that had such a great passion and impact on college golf and also recognize a program’s improvement from one season to the next,” said GCAA President Andrew Sapp and WGCA President Kristi Knight in a joint statement. “Mark Laesch was such a positive person that it seems appropriate that an award that acknowledges improvement be bestowed in his honor.”

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WGCA:
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women’s collegiate golf coaches. The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the WGCA represents nearly 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
GCAA:
Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of golf coaches. The GCAA's mission is to support its member coaches by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic and civic endeavors.
Stanford’s McNealy Recipient of Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf
NORMAN, Okla. – Maverick McNealy of Stanford has been named recipient of the 2017 Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas, the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Candidates for the Nelson Award must be a graduating senior and the selection committee considers equally a nominee’s entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee’s good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career. A native of Portola Valley, Calif., McNealy is tied with Tiger Woods and Patrick Rodgers for career victories at Stanford with 11. He is a two-time PING First-Team All-America selection and twice been named All-Pac 12 First Team. In 2015 as a sophomore, McNealy received the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol. The two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year has twice been named a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award. Last month he was selected for the third time to represent the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup. McNealy has been a stalwart in the lineup all four years at Stanford. The past three years he has posted scoring averages of 69.05, 69.51 and 69.87, which led the Cardinal. In addition to the 11 career victories, McNealy has placed in the top 10 26 times. A Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, McNealy has also excelled in the classroom while majoring in management science and engineering. He also earned All-Pac 12 Academic the past two seasons. Off the golf course, McNealy has participated, along with the men’s golf team, in hosting multiple afternoon golf clinics for members of East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT), an after-school tutoring and athletics program for disadvantaged students in East Palo Alto. He served as host for the most recent EPATT golf clinic. McNealy is a member of the Cardinal Council, Stanford’s student-athlete representative body, which acts as a liaison between Stanford athletics, the athletic department, Stanford University and the NCAA. “It is an absolute honor to be the recipient of this award, one that carries on Mr. Nelson’s legacy,” said McNealy. “I am humbled to be thought of as an exemplar of what he stood for, and his example will continue to serve as a great model in golf and life. I look forward to the challenge of representing and upholding the values of this award to the best of my abilities.”
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Rank   Name   School       Rank   Name   School    
1.    Sam Burns    LSU        1.    Harry Ellis    Florida State    
2.    John Coultas    Florida Southern       2.    Rory Franssen    Missouri     
3.    Sean Crocker    Southern California       3.    Stuart Grehan    Maynooth     
4.    Doug Ghim    Texas       4.    Harry Hall    UNLV    
5.    Nick Hardy    Illinois       5.    Viktor Hovland    Oklahoma  State     
6.    Maverick McNealy    Stanford       6.    Richard Mansell    Nova  Southeastern     
7.    Collin Morikawa    California       7.    Fredrik Nilehn    Texas Tech     
8.    Chandler Phillips    Texas A&M       8.    Hannes  Ronneblad    Texas Tech     
9.    Jimmy Stanger    Virginia       9.    Kristoffer  Ventura    Oklahoma  State    
10.    Norman Xiong    Oregon       10.    David Wicks    Jacksonville    
 
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  • 1.   Oklahoma
  • 2.   Oregon
  • Semifinals. Illinois
  • Semifinals. Vanderbilt
  • Quarterfinals. Baylor
  • Quarterfinals. Southern California
  • Quarterfinals. UNLV
  • Quarterfinals. Oklahoma State
  • 9.   LSU
  • 10.  Virginia
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