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Men's Golf - Thu, May 4, 2017

NORMAN, Okla. – Semifinalists for the 2017 NAIA and NJCAA Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol have been announced which included Grand View men's golf athlete Myles Pfingsten. NAIA finalists for the award will be named May 11 while NJCAA finalists will be announced May 15. Nicklaus Award recipients will be announced June 4 with the honor presented by Jack Nicklaus at a ceremony during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

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 at the storied Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio - the same club where Jack Nicklaus learned the game of golf as a young boy.


NAIA Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award presented by Barbasol Semifinalists

Steven Anderson, Texas Wesleyan

Fernando Arzate, Bellevue

Andre Becerra, Bellevue

Jake Bauer, Johnson & Wales (FL)

Matthew Cheung, Oklahoma City

Steven Diack, Wayland Baptist

Montana Frame, Oregon Tech

Johnnie Greco, William Jessup

Fraser Hall, Johnson & Wales (FL)

Austin Harmon, Central Baptist

Andrew Harrison, British Columbia

Erik Jonasson, Keiser

Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City

Ben Kendrick, University of the Cumberlands

Newport Laparojkit, South Carolina Beaufort

SM Lee, Dalton State

Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan

Rasmus Lind, Lindsey Wilson

Billy McKenzie, William Woods

Garrison Mendoza, Oklahoma City

David Meyers, Oklahoma City

Cameron Moralee, Keiser

Francisco de Oliveira, Point

Myles Pfingsten, Grand View

Alex Rainville, Johnson & Wales (FL)

David Ravetto, Texas Wesleyan

Lawren Rowe, Victoria

P.J. Shields, Dalton State

Paxton Shuman, Coastal Georgia

Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist

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