Burnham Named 2023 NJCAA Division II Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award presented by StrackaLine Recipient
PLYMOUTH, Ind. — Will Burnham of Mississippi Gulf Coast has been named the recipient of the 2023 NJCAA Division II Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award presented by StrackaLine.
Burnham recorded 11 top-10 finishes and three wins in 12 events for the Bulldogs this season. The Jackson, Miss., native won the Lou Hart Invitational with an eight-under 134 (66-68) and NJCAA Gulf District Championship with a nine-under 135 (70-65) in two of the last three tournaments before this week’s NJCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship. Burnham also earned PING Second-Team All-America and PING All-Region honors.
Zarak Curley of Parkland, Cole Finch of South Mountain, Grant Greazel of Kirkwood, and Andrew Zielinski of Mississippi Gulf Coast joined Burnham on the All-Freshman team.